Dan Fegan Rumors
“My agent at the time, Dan Fegan, calls me and says, ‘There’s nothing we can do. You have to come back. You have to at least show up to practice. If you don’t, they’re going to sue you, they’re going to come after your contract, they’re going to take everything you’ve got,’” reveals Sanders. “I hung up the phone. I called them an hour later and said, ‘I’m retired from the NBA. But I’m doing it for free. I don’t want any money. Schedule a press conference so that when I get back after All-Star break in Milwaukee, I can let everyone know why I retired for free,’” says Sanders. “They call me back within 15 minutes and we have a deal. $15 million to just not come back type of thing. It was a rough way out,” Sanders says.
Karl, who last coached in the NBA in 2016 with Sacramento, talked about his time with the Kings, the state of the NBA, the country and more. He was as candid about his time with the King, as he was on a recent podcast discussing his 112-game stint as coach, which started with the final 30 games of the 2014-15 season. He had no idea the wackiness he was stepping into when he accepted the job. There were already rumblings there would be conflict before Karl arrived, because late-agent Dan Fegan, a known Karl antagonist, represented Kings star DeMarcus Cousins. Fegan had clashed with the Kings’ front office over its treatment of Cousins and how it was going to best help Cousins win. Fegan didn’t believe hiring Karl would work. Fegan’s business partner, Jarinn Akana, was on Denver’s coaching staff when Karl was hired in 2005. Karl did not keep Akana on staff. That relationship was said to be the reason Karl was not hired sooner. When contacted, Cousins declined to comment.
In the Trousdale section of Beverly Hills, the home of late basketball agent and attorney Dan Fegan has found a buyer at $8.825 million, public records show. Fegan, who died two years ago at 56, represented such NBA superstars as Dwight Howard, John Wall and Amar’e Stoudemire. His single-story home, built in 1968 and since updated, has four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in about 4,600 square feet.
Denver Nuggets owner Josh Kroenke: Dan Fegan was a unique character. He was aggressive when he needed to be. He always had his players’ best interests in mind. He was interesting to deal with from my standpoint because — like I said — he always had his players’ backs until the end of the day. If you’re a player, he was the type of guy you wanted in your corner for sure.