It wasn't that long ago that one agent dominated the Nets. Jeff Schwartz was a big reason the Nets were able to re-sign Deron Williams, hire Jason Kidd and trade for Paul Pierce. That's changed.
Indeed, Schwartz once repped five Nets as well as Kidd. He's now the registered agent for three: Williams, Mirza Teletovic and Jarrett Jack.
The agent who now dominates the Nets roster and payroll is Arn Tellem of Wasserman Media Group, with Joe Johnson, Brook Lopez, Jorge Gutierrez and Bojan Bogdanovic as well as Jason Collins. Andy Miller reps Kevin Garnett as well as Markel Brown, Sergey Karasev and Marquis Teague. Miller also reps Lawrence Frank. Mark Bartlestein reps two: Mason Plumlee and Alan Anderson.
The other two Nets are Andrei Kirilenko, repped by Marc Fleisher, and rookie Cory Jefferson, who's repped by Mike Silverman. BDA, the Brian Duffy agency, reps Jerome Jordan.
Jeff Schwartz, Excel Sports Management
--Deron Williams, Mirza Teletovic and Jarrett Jack.
Notes: The Nets have had a great relationship with Jeff Schwartz who at one point repped five Nets players as well as their 2012 second round pick, Ilkan Karaman (through his European partner) and Jason Kidd. Among his other clients: Devin Harris, Blake Griffin, Tyson Chandler and Lamar Odom. The Nets credit Schwartz with helping them re-sign Williams, shepherding Kidd's coaching candidacy and convincing Pierce to agree to the trade. It was Schwartz, in fact, who first broached the head coaching idea to both Kidd and the Nets ownership. Earlier last season, he added Livingston. Then, when Livingston left, his replacement turned out to be a Schwartz client, Jarrett Jack.
Arn Tellem, Wasserman Media Group.
--Joe Johnson, Brook Lopez, Jason Collins, Jorge Gutierrez, Bojan Bogdanovic
Notes: Tellem's Wasserman and Schwartz's Excel are the two biggest NBA agencies. Tellem picked up Bogdanovic, who had been represented by Marc Cornstein, last summer and was instrumental in getting the Croatian star finally signed in Brooklyn. Tellem's son, Matt, works in the Nets' front office. Tellem had been helping Collins find work before the Nets signed him. Wasserman Media's B.J. Armstrong, the former Bull, reps Gutierrez.
Andy Miller, ASM Sports
-- Kevin Garnett, Marquis Teague, Markel Brown and Sergey Karasev
Notes: Like Schwartz, Andy Miller has lost a number of Nets but unlike Schwarz, he added a few, too. Reggie Evans was traded and Andray Blatche became a free agent. Then with two trades and the Draft, Miller wound up with three new Nets clients: Marquis Teague, Markel Brown and Sergey Karasev. Miller of course retains the Big Ticket as his big client. Miller is one of the most respected sports agents in the US. He was able to get Garnett to waive his no-trade clause in 2013, one of the more underappreciated aspects of the Nets - Celitcs trade. Deron Williams and Jason Kidd may have texted Garnett, but it was Miller who negotiated with the Nets on getting his final year fully guaranteed. He once worked for the Nets in the their press office.
Marc Fleisher, Entersport Management
Notes: Fleisher reps a number of the NBA's international players. Like Schwartz and Miller, his role was critical in making the Nets' 2013 off-season successful, blessing the final deal between the two sides. Kirilenko is his biggest client by far. Also reps Aron Baynes of the Spurs.
Mark Bartelstein, Priority Sports
--Alan Anderson, Mason Plumlee
Notes: Bartelstein, one of the NBA's biggest agents, hadn't repped any Nets for a few years until last summer. He pushed hard for the Nets to sign Anderson to a two-year deal, with a player option in the second year, an ideal arrangement for a journeyman. Anderson originally agreed to a two-year deal with a starting salary of $1.8 million, Peter Vecsey reported. Then, he signed for the vets minimum when he heard the Nets were getting Kirilenko. That freed up the full mini-MLE for the Nets to use on AK-47. Bartlestein also represents David Lee, Taj Gibson and Mason's brother, Miles Plumlee.
Michael Silverman, Athlete Management
Notes: Silverman reps a number of young NBA players, including Epke Udoh and Quincy Acy.