Agents Rumors

Relativity Sports’ business operations are unaffected by layoffs at film and television studio Relativity Media, which owns a minority equity stake in the sports agency, a Relativity Sports source said today. Variety earlier today reported that Relativity Media issued layoff notices to 75 of its 350 employees. Relativity Sports was launched in July ’12 and was styled as a division of Relativity Media, but it is actually a separate company, said this source.
via Sports Business Daily
Agents have at times sidestepped Cho to chat directly with Jordan, according to league sources. The team has turned over almost its entire scouting and analytics departments in the past year. (Though the Hornets recently hired Mike Born, a well-regarded Cho ally from Portland, to a key scouting position.) The relationship between Cho and Clifford has been cool since the team dismissed Rod Higgins, a Jordan ally with whom Clifford felt he could talk hoops, per sources familiar with the matter. Cho, Clifford, and Polk all downplayed the idea of a rift, and the two wings of the organization worked well together this summer to upgrade the team’s shooting across all positions — a goal they shared.
via Grantland