Dwight Howard will select Perry Rogers as his new agent, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical on Yahoo Sports. The move will become official when Rogers files paperwork with the National Basketball Players Association, which could happen as early as Friday.
Howard will be the first active NBA player to become a client of Rogers, who gained fame as the representative for tennis star Andre Agassi. He also represents basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, who has carried on a long-running public feud with Howard. Rogers was able to lure Howard by selling him on the marketing possibilities of the “Superman” image that Howard has carried since the early days of his career in Orlando, Charania reports.
Howard parted ways with agent Dan Fegan last month, offering little public explanation other than, “I just made a decision based on what I feel I needed to change.” The Rockets center is expected to turn down a player option of more than $23.282MM and test the free agent market this summer. Fegan was reportedly working with the Rockets last month to find a team willing to trade for Howard, but no deals materialized. Howard fired Fegan about a week after the trade deadline passed.