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March 30, 2015 Updates

That’s exactly what he did with the help of his childhood friend, Andrew Hoenig, who serves as the VP of Hazan Sports Management. Daniel is currently the youngest licensed agent in the world with a player on an NBA roster. One of the biggest problems for those with little experience in the business is the lack of contacts and network to tap into. By his own admission, Daniel and his partners did not know anyone. The creativity in which they obtained their NBA ‘Rolodex’ really blew me away. “I didn’t know anyone. I went on EBay and searched for business cards of NBA executives and found people selling them online” said Hazan. “A GM heard about what I was doing and gave me all of his contacts to NBA personnel.” Sports Agent Blog

While he wasn’t their first client, Daniel and his team got in touch with Elijah Millsap, who was playing overseas at the time. After he signed with Hazan Sports, they began pushing for him to get on a D-League team. They were trying to get him on the Philadelphia 76ers Summer League team. Although the team showed interest in Millsap, they did not get the spot they were hoping for. Sports Agent Blog

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What it’s like to be negotiating Draymond Green’s extension with your former boss, Arn Tellem (Green is represented by B.J. Armstrong, who works for Tellem)? Bob Myers: I mean, it's good, (negotiating with) anybody you respect like Arn and B.J. Yeah, I look forward to it. I like those guys. I know them. I think the hardest thing to do is negotiate with somebody that you don't have any prior relationship with. It's much easier to negotiate with somebody you have a history with, that you have a respect for and appreciation for, that you know you're going to get the truth. ESPN.com

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Alex Kennedy: I'm told that Auburn's K.T. Harrell will be signing with NBA agent Roger Montgomery. Harrell was the SEC's leading scorer. Twitter @AlexKennedyNBA

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From a player agent’s perspective, Europe offers a bigger immediate payoff. Normally, agents don’t take commissions on D-League contracts and charge second-rounders 2 percent. In the European leagues, the standard 10 percent cut is generally split between the American and European agents. But the best agents help their clients get better in the hope that the improvement will result in a long-term NBA career. If your client is rewarded, you will be, too. To be one of the 60 annual draftees should be an honor, not a burden. Yet it can be downright traumatic for a prospect to get selected late in the final round and then realize his new “team” has no intention of giving him a guarantee (and that he likely must play professionally out of the country). It’s in both the player’s and the league’s interests for him to mature on his own home turf. Grantland

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Against that backdrop, the Pistons will make another run at Monroe this year, and they have five years and more money than any other team can pay him to offer. If they choose to do so, they might be back in the Monroe business next year, Falk said. "Absolutely, absolutely," Detroit is one of the teams Monroe would consider, Falk said. Booth Newspapers

Monroe instead signed a $5.479 million qualifying offer, turning down four years at about $14 million from Detroit -- "Most players would have taken the money," Falk said -- in exchange for the privilege of becoming an unrestricted free agent this summer. "Greg is one of the brightest clients I've ever represented," Falk said. "He's very mature, he's very intelligent, he's very thoughtful, he's very analytical. I laid out all the options and he decided that he wanted to have options." Booth Newspapers

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