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Montgomery is feeling the ripple effect of Lin's rise more than anyone, never mind that he's nowhere near the action in New York. The San Antonio-based agent, who has been in the business for 11 years, runs what he calls "a boutique shop" of an outfit, monitoring his four clients from his Texas office, his sudden home away from home. Montgomery hasn't had a full night's sleep for "about five days now," he said, with interviews requests for Lin pouring in from all over the world and business opportunities booming. David Letterman has reached out, Montgomery said, as has Diane Sawyer and "90 percent of the major media personalities" (no Jay Leno yet, however). Meanwhile, Lin is in the second year of a three-year shoe contract with Nike, and Montgomery admitted that a renegotiation of terms could be in order if Lin keeps playing like this. Montgomery is heading to New York this week, where he'll sit down with Lin to make a few calculated decisions about where to spend his time in an attempt to maximize this newfound fame while remaining focused on the game. SI.com
"My situation mirrors his in the sense that it's been really overwhelming," said Montgomery, who also represents Wizards guard Maurice Evans and two players playing overseas in NBA veteran Sonny Weems and former Illinois point guard Demetri McCamey. "There's been an overwhelming amount of calls and interest -- not just in the U.S. but China. All over the world, people are excited about Jeremy Lin." SI.com
Sources told me that NIKE Taiwan is negotiating with Lin’s agent Roger Montgomery for a show deal, but it’s possible that NIKE global will take over if it finds Lin is worth it. Lin wore NIKE shoes at Harvard, which is sponsored by NIKE. Taiwan Hoops
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