Al Horford has hired BDA Sports founder Bill Duffy as his agent with free agency looming next summer, dropping the Wasserman Media Group, reports Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal (Twitter link). Horford had been with Arn Tellem at Wasserman before Tellem left for an executive position within the Pistons organization, and the Hawks big man had more recently been with Wasserman agents B.J. Armstrong and Jason Glushon. Horford’s contract is up at the end of the season, and he sits at No. 6 on the latest Hoops Rumors 2016 Free Agent Power Rankings.
Duffy represents Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Danny Green and Rajon Rondo, among NBA other clients. Green scored a new four-year, $40MM deal with the Spurs this summer. Duffy also signed Jahlil Okafor, this year’s No. 3 overall draft pick.
The defection of Horford is another loss for Wasserman, which saw LaMarcus Aldridge leave this summer, though he’d already signed for the max with the Spurs by the time he changed agents. Joe Johnson, a former teammate of Horford’s who’s also poised to hit free agency next summer, left Wasserman, too. Aldridge and Johnson signed with Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports Management.
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