USA TODAY Sports
Arn Tellem, who represents Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol among many other NBA stars, remains at No. 1 on HoopsHype's agent rankings for the sixth year in a row with his clients projected to make over $292 million on league salaries alone this coming season.
With 43 clients under contract for 2013-14 and six of them on max deals, Wasserman's Tellem expands his gap over Excel's Jeff Schwartz, the agent for Deron Williams, Blake Griffin, Kevin Love and other NBA luminaries.
Through 2017, Tellem's clients are guaranteed to pocket a whopping $717 million combined - and that's without factoring in team options that will surely be exercised.
Wasserman Media also retains the No. 1 position among agencies, well ahead of Excel and CAA.
CAA's Leon Rose, one of the league's movers and shakers, is surprisingly just No. 7 in the list, even though he counts superstars Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony Paul among his clients.
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TOP AGENCIES
1. Wasserman Media $309,055,241
2. Excel Sports $199,320,150
3. Creative Artists $186,866,433
4. Relativity Sports $173,841,502
5. Landmark Sports $132,330,174
6. BDA Sports $128,582,669
7. ASM Sports $124,722,809
8. Priority Sports $92,205,298
9. Octagon $80,663,814
10. Williams & Connolly $68,655,921
11. IAM Sports $54,715,760
12. FAME $47,332,923
13. Dutt Sports $39,298,307
14. Klutch Sports $29,923,246
15. Interperformances $21,312,125
16. Perennial $21,035,530
17. Lagardere $19,670,472
18. Roc Nation $18,773,176
19. Comsport $17,421,770
20. Bell Management $16,451,240
21. Performance Sports $16,010,314
22. Goodwin $13,968,897
23. Zucker International $12,416,152
24. Rogue Sports $11,960,597
25. AAI Sports $11,815,972
26. 24/7 Sports $11,648,400
27. BDS $9,500,000
28. The Neustadt Group $9,202,500
29. Saga Sports $8,000,000
30. Pinnacle $7,927,280
31. David Lee Services $7,727,280
32. Impact Sports $7,688,607
33. Hoops Int. $7,250,000
34. Allegiant Athletic $5,000,000
35. CGL Sports $4,469,547
36. IMG $3,180,000
37. Capitol Sports $3,105,301
38. 540 Sports $3,000,000
38. Mark Termini $3,000,000
38. Elite Sports $3,000,000
41. Verus Team $1,826,560
42. Lee Basketball $1,600,000
43. Duran International $1,500,000
44. Premier Sports $1,234,320
45. Edge Sports $788,873
46. Alliance Sports $788,872
46. Athlete Management $788,872
48. Walton Sports $762,195
AGENT RANKINGS
Salaries Players All-Stars Maxed-out
1. Arn Tellem $292,656,265 43 9 6
2. Jeff Schwartz $181,208,471 31 6 3
3. Dan Fegan $162,264,182 26 3 2
4. Happy Walters $148,915,262 23 2 2
5. Rob Pelinka $132,330,174 16 6 3
6. Andy Miller $124,722,809 30 3 0
7. Leon Rose $98,636,637 12 4 3
8. Mark Bartelstein $91,715,118 31 1 0
9. Bill Duffy $79,413,058 17 3 0
10. Jeff Austin $72,399,574 9 1 1
11. Jim Tanner $68,655,921 12 2 0
12. BJ Armstrong $59,075,668 9 2 1
13. Raymond Brothers $54,715,760 8 2 0
14. Sam Goldfeder $53,193,984 12 1 1
15. Thaddeus Foucher $51,319,519 9 2 1
16. Greg Lawrence $51,182,886 8 0 0
17. David Falk $47,332,923 9 2 1
18. Henry Thomas $44,840,277 6 2 0
19. Darren Matsubara $41,114,616 7 0 1
20. Justin Zanik $39,605,340 8 0 0
21. Tony Dutt $35,798,307 9 2 0
22. Rich Paul $29,923,246 5 1 0
23. Chris Emens $24,536,800 4 0 0
24. Aaron Mintz $23,474,569 8 2 0
25. Alex Saratsis $23,304,892 4 0 1
26. Herb Rudoy $21,312,125 3 2 0
27. Wallace Prather $21,035,530 3 0 1
28. Kevin Bradbury $20,750,000 5 0 0
29. Steve Heumann $19,914,950 6 1 0
30. Juan Perez $18,773,176 1 1 1
31. Bouna Ndiaye $17,421,770 4 0 0
32. Byron Irvin $16,465,396 1 1 0
33. Joel Bell $16,451,240 5 0 0
34. John Hamilton $16,010,314 2 0 0
35. Rade Filipovich $15,892,280 4 0 0
36. David Bauman $15,750,000 3 0 0
37. Mike Higgins $14,687,807 8 0 0
38. Aaron Goodwin $13,968,897 5 0 0
39. Brad Ames $13,930,614 6 0 0
40. Reggie Brown $13,152,000 4 1 0
41. Guy Zucker $12,416,152 3 0 0
42. Michael Lindeman $12,353,842 6 0 0
43. Steve McCaskill $11,960,597 2 0 0
44. George Bass $11,815,972 2 0 0
45. Jeff Wechsler $11,648,400 5 1 0
46. Lee Melchioni $11,094,832 2 0 0
47. Todd Eley $11,046,000 1 0 0
48. Mike Conley $10,552,000 3 0 0
49. DeAngelo Simmons $9,500,000 1 0 0
50. Doug Neustadt $9,202,500 4 0 0
51. Colin Bryant $9,079,507 3 1 0
52. JR Hensley $9,074,720 2 0 0
53. Bill Neff $8,000,000 1 0 0
53. Michael Whitaker $8,000,000 1 0 0
55. Marc Cornstein $7,927,280 3 0 0
56. David Lee $7,727,280 2 1 0
56. Doug Davis $7,727,280 1 0 0
58. Alvaro Tor $7,250,000 1 0 0
59. Mike George $6,113,760 3 0 0
60. Calvin Andrews $5,722,500 1 0 0
61. Brian Elfus $5,084,218 6 0 0
62. Jared Karnes $5,000,000 2 0 0
63. Max Ergul $4,753,320 1 0 0
64. Chris Grier Luchey $4,469,547 2 0 0
65. Danielle Cantor $4,000,000 1 1 0
66. Kenny Grant $3,945,000 1 0 0
67. Mitchell Butler $3,920,472 2 0 0
68. Derrick Powell $3,800,000 2 0 0
69. Andrew Vye $3,735,480 2 0 0
70. Aleksander Raskovic $3,524,880 1 0 0
71. Andre Buck $3,250,000 1 0 0
72. Jerry Hicks $3,231,683 1 0 0
73. Kurt Schoeppler $3,180,000 1 1 0
74. Odell McCants $3,105,301 1 0 0
75. Obrad Fimic $3,066,667 1 0 0
76. John Spencer $3,000,000 1 0 0
76. Mark Termini $3,000,000 1 0 0
76. Rafael Calvo $3,000,000 1 0 0
79. Rodney Blackstock $2,895,960 1 0 0
80. Mitch Frankel $2,604,389 3 0 0
81. Benji Burke $2,438,760 1 0 0
82. Misko Raznatovic $2,256,720 2 0 0
83. Todd Ramasar $1,975,331 2 1 0
84. Seth Cohen $1,826,560 2 0 0
85. Ademola Okulaja $1,617,840 1 0 0
86. Bernie Lee $1,600,000 1 0 0
87. Makhtar Ndiaye $1,551,840 1 0 0
88. Emilio Duran $1,500,000 1 0 0
88. Sean Kennedy $1,500,000 2 0 0
90. Gregory Nunn $1,234,320 2 0 0
91. Chris Patrick $1,190,180 2 0 0
92. Lance Young $1,149,000 1 0 0
93. Derek Lafayette $1,089,240 1 0 0
94. Charlie Briscoe $1,064,400 1 0 0
95. Keith Kreiter $788,873 1 0 0
96. Glenn Schwartzman $788,872 1 0 0
96. Michael Silverman $788,872 1 0 0
98. Austin Walton $762,195 1 0 0
99. David Mondress $490,180 1 0 0