Kevin Durant To Join Roc Nation Sports

June 8 2013 at 4:43pm CST By Zach Links

SATURDAY: Sources told Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski that Durant is in fact joining Roc Nation, giving them their first NBA All-Star.  In a statement, former agent Rob Pelinka was extremely gracious about the departure of one of his top clients.

"We are honored and blessed to have worked on behalf of Kevin, for a brief period of time," Pelinka said in a statement. "He is an amazing person and athlete, and we are proud of our work and service toward advancing his brand in a manner that reflects the mutual qualities we share with Kevin."

FRIDAY: Kevin Durant is leaving his representatives at Landmark Sports, according to Liz Mullen of the Sports Business Journal (via Twitter).  Sources expect him to now join Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, according to Mullen.

When asked in a text if Durant was Roc Nation-bound, an agency spokesperson replied "no comment" (link).  Landing Durant would be a major coup for the fledgling Roc Nation group as they look to make a major mark in the NBA.  Jay-Z's venture first made waves when they managed to steal Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano away from baseball superagent Scott Boras.

Jay-Z has been linked with Kentucky product Nerlens Noel, who is likely to be the top pick in the 2013 draft, but no deal has been struck just yet.  There were also the inevitable rumors about a partnership between him and longtime friend LeBron James, but that talk has been shot down.

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