Steve Kauffman Rumors
CycloneFanatic.com reported Wednesday that Jeff Hornacek, through his agent, declined to meet with Iowa State about its coaching vacancy. However, Steve Kauffman, who represents Hornacek, called the story “simply inaccurate” on an attached message board. A source confirmed to CBSports.com that Kauffman is the actual poster. Subsequent to his initial post, Kauffman posted this: “[Iowa State officials] knew they had to request permission in a certain manner from the Phoenix Suns. I do not wish to allocate the blame as to the parties at fault here. But it’s a shame.”
Steve Kauffman: NBPA added a special person in hiring Chrysa Chin. She may have signicantly helped as many NBA players as Dr. Jack, Big Wayne & Donnie Walsh
Steve Kauffman: We would like to welcome our newest client Lionel Hollins to the KSMG family. Fortunate to work w great person/coach! http://www.kauffmansports.com/
Warriors coach Mark Jackson has dropped Steve Kauffman as an agent and joined forces with Arn Tellem. Golden State’s general manager, Bob Myers, was a former agent in Tellem’s agency.
Tellem is Warriors general manager Bob Myers’ former boss and close friends with executive board member Jerry West. Jackson has two seasons left on his contract, next season is guaranteed and the Warriors hold an option for 2014-15. Without any further guarantees, Jackson would enter next season as a virtual lame duck in potentially his final contract year.
A team source confirmed reports coach Mark Jackson hired super agent Arn Tellem and fired Steve Kauffman. The move happened months ago, but the source said it was not part of Jackson’s plan to get a new contract form Golden State. Jackson hired Kauffman presuming he had to hire an agent of coaches. When he learned he could retain Tellem, Jackson’s representative as a player, Jackson made the switch.
Gery Woelfel: All in the Family: Clifford, like Hammond and Weltman, are all represented by Steve Kauffman.
Jason Quick: Blazers’ 2nd round interviews for coach still undecided, as agents Warren LeGarie and Steve Kauffman say their clients haven’t been notified
As the calendar moves closer to the June 30 expiration of the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement, one thing is growing more clear. “There will definitely be a lockout,” says agent Steve Kauffman, who for years represented players but now has coaches as his clients. “The question is whether there will be (regular-season) games missed.” “A lockout is going to happen,” says Frank Brickowski, one of six regional representatives for the NBA Players Association. “After that, you draw a series of lines. “You draw a line at training camp. You draw a line at the start of the preseason. You draw a line at the start of the regular season. And at some point, the final line is, do we lose the season?”
Walsh’s agent, Steve Kauffman, is in New York for the week and attended last night’s game. He said he was not in town specifically to speak with Knicks owner James Dolan about Walsh’s contract, “but if he wanted to, I’m open to that.”
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