Report: John Wall Chooses Dan Fegan as Agent
This is a major domino is what is turning out to be an earth-shaking summer in the NBA agenting world. Last week, reports surfaced that Dwight Howard was leaving longtime agent Aaron Goodwin. In March, it was reported friend-to-the-stars William Wesley would begin representing NBA coaches for CAA this summer.
With that backdrop, consider Wall a coup for Fegan. The point guard, who led a stacked Kentucky squad to the Elite Eight this season, will be Fegan's highest profile client. Fegan has three recent top-10 picks to his name: 2009 No. 5 pick Ricky Rubio and 2007's No. 5 Yi Jianlian and No. 9 Joakim Noah. Fegan has never represented a No. 1 overall pick. Givony reports French sports and publishing titan Lagardere S.A. is in talks to purchase BEST in order to make a stateside splash and rival CAA and Wasserman Media Group.
In fact, these days few agents represent more than one top pick. According to DraftExpress's database, since 2000, only two agents have represented two No. 1 picks: Goodwin, who was the agent for LeBron James and Howard upon their arrival, and Bill Duffy, who served as a secondary agent for both Yao Ming and Greg Oden. Since 2004, every season has seen a different agent represent the top pick. Big-name agent Arn Tellem surprisingly has only one top pick since 2000 (Derrick Rose).
The NBA's draft lottery on May 18 will decide which team gets first crack at Wall. The only other player considered a potential No. 1 pick this season -- Evan Turner -- has not picked an agent yet.