HoopsHype Aaron Goodwin rumors


November 7, 2011 Updates

The next line of action is a move toward decertification of the Players Association, which requires about 130 signatures of players on a petition and will probably come by Tuesday. That, the union believes, would provide leverage against the owners, who might sweeten their offer rather than allow the issue to play out in federal court. “I’m never for decertification,” veteran agent Aaron Goodwin told me Sunday night, “but I’m afraid it’s going to go to that, because the owners are not negotiating fairly. Their offer is not a good one at all.” Portland Tribune

September 5, 2011 Updates
February 27, 2011 Updates

Powe's agent, Aaron Goodwin, confirmed Memphis is one of the teams his client would seriously consider. If the Griz are successful in luring Powe, then Rodney Carney would depart after his 10-day contract ends Wednesday. Memphis Commercial Appeal

October 29, 2010 Updates

But three months after agent Keith Glass won his courtroom bout with agent Andy Miller in a landmark decision, the case is serving as a segue into a contentious faceoff between two industry heavyweights and might spark change at the institutional level as well. Agent Aaron Goodwin told FanHouse that he plans to file a formal complaint against top agent Arn Tellem with the NBA Players Association in the coming weeks because of how his colleague came to represent Atlanta Hawks forward Al Horford. Horford was represented by Goodwin from the time he was picked third overall out of Florida in 2007 until late June, when he changed agents days before he was eligible to begin discussing a possible extension. The union will rule on whether the case goes to arbitration. FanHouse.com

"Where other people may close their eyes to it, I try to address it," Goodwin said. Like Glass, Goodwin has had run-ins with Miller. "I've literally called (Miller) several times to reiterate not to speak to my clients. I think if agents would confront other agents, it wouldn't be as big of a deal. There are some who feel they're untouchable, and have the wherewithal to do whatever they want to do, especially when it comes to improprieties. "The crazy thing is that it's ran almost like a street business. And at the end of the day, if someone would do this to you and it wasn't regulated by government, you'd go down and you'd inflict some harm on them so that they wouldn't do it again. But you can't do that. And they understand that there's not much you can do, so they run rampant. And when you confront them, if they're man enough to take the phone call, they deny it." FanHouse.com

"I had heard this same gentleman (Tellem) was about to be fired by a player years before, and when the player contacted me (to discuss possible representation), I told the player that I didn't talk to players who were under contract with other agents," Goodwin said. "And I turned around and I called the gentleman to tell him to reach out to his player and see what he could do to rectify that situation. "(Tellem's) response was that he appreciated it, and that most agents wouldn't do something like that, and he respected the fact that I would. In return, he turns around and doesn't give me the same respect and dignity to call me (regarding Horford)." FanHouse.com

July 16, 2010 Updates

Matt Barnes’ agent told the Orlando Sentinel this afternoon that the free-agent forward probably will not announce today where he’ll play in 2010-11, as Barnes had originally planned. Aaron Goodwin, who represents Barnes, said that additional teams became involved in the process once it became clear that Barnes was not returning to the Magic. Barnes posted the following message on Twitter a few moments ago to explain the delay: “Couple new teams just jumped n2 the game, so I’m sorry 2 say ima have 2 get back 2 you. Ill let yall know something with in the nxt few days” Orlando Sentinel

July 15, 2010 Updates

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