Powerful NBA agent Arn Tellem “wouldn’t mind” buying a share of the Bucks, tweets Gery Woelfel of The Journal Times. Tellem owns a part of Israeli team Hapoel Jerusalem, as Woelfel points out. Acquiring a stake in an NBA club would put his certification as an NBA agent in jeopardy, if not end it immediately, given the conflict of interest.
Tellem serves as vice chairman of Wasserman Media Group, which represents a long list of NBA clients, including Derrick Rose, LaMarcus Aldridge and Anthony Davis, as our Agency Database shows. Longtime Bucks owner Herb Kohl has interest in selling at least a minority stake in the club, if not the principal ownership. Former Timberwolves GM David Kahn is reportedly fronting a group that’s pursuing a share of the Bucks, though it’s unclear if Tellem is aligned with that bunch.
Brandon Knight, who will be eligible for a rookie scale extension this summer, is the only Tellem client on the Bucks. Woelfel previously indicated a new ownership group could be in control of the team before the draft, but if the sale isn’t complete and Tellem remains a candidate to buy even a small portion of the club, it could play a role the negotiations for Knight. The Bucks have until October 31st to sign the point guard to an extension or set him up for restricted free agency in the summer of 2015.