According to a press release from the agency, CAA Sports
announced a new leadership structure for its NBA athlete representation practice.
Veteran agents Aaron Mintz and Austin Brown have been appointed as co-heads of
the division and will lead its efforts alongside Leon Rose and Steven Heumann.
The current client roster includes 75 All-Star and emerging NBA players, 42
first-round draft selections, 50 All-Star appearances and 36 All-NBA
selections. These four agents have helped negotiate more than $4 billion in
contracts on behalf of CAA Basketball clients.

Additional moves include naming Lisa Joseph-Metelus, Jessica
Holtz and Lloyd Frischer as co-heads of client management. This trio works
collaboratively to identify, negotiate and execute all off-the-court client
business opportunities. In their new roles they will lead a team of 20 employees
who have completed more than $550 million in endorsement deals on behalf of
their clients.

These leadership changes come on the heels of a landmark
2018 for the division. Last year alone, CAA Basketball completed more than $855
million in new contracts on behalf of its client roster. This includes two max
contracts – Chris Paul (4-year, $160 million) with the Houston Rockets and Paul
George (4-year, $137 million) with the Oklahoma City Thunder – as well as two
max rookie extensions – Devin Booker (five-year, $158 million) with the Phoenix
Suns and Karl-Anthony Towns (5-year, $190 million) with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
In the 2018 NBA Draft, 11 clients were under CAA’s representation, including
four selected in the first round. For these rookies, more than $98 million was
negotiated in their first contracts. On the marketing side, in 2018 alone $75
million in marketing agreements for clients were negotiated. These deals
include the NBA’s largest-ever footwear and apparel deal for a center (Joel
Embiid with Under Armour) and the first-ever lifetime partnership with a Chinese
footwear and apparel brand (Dwyane Wade with Li-Ning).


Source: Sports Agency Blog