Don’t be surprised when some current studs in the NBA are flipping agencies in the near future.
The NBPA sent out a memo to players on Wednesday noting that ASM Sports president Andy Miller has “relinquished his NBPA agent certification,” according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Back in late September, a wave of NBA players had cut ties with Miller after one of the agent’s former employees had been arrested, stemming from the FBI probe into college basketball that unearthed a bribery scandal.
Miller’s office was raided by police, who confiscated computers in wake of the college basketball scandal.
Among those represented by Miller prior to Wednesday’s buzz were New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis, Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry and Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner, though that will change in the near future. Additionally, Miller had also represented Kevin Garnett and Chauncey Billups during their respective tenures.
While the scandal rocked the college basketball landscape, this is sure to have repercussions off the floor for players in the future. Miller, one of the top NBA agents, had worked with 26 first-round picks and negotiated more than $1 billion in contracts and endorsements over his 23 years.
Following the raid and college basketball controversy, two players from the 2017 NBA Draft — Creighton’s Justin Patton (No. 16) and Clemson’s Jaron Blossomgame (No. 59) — departed from Miller’s ties.
“[Miller’s] burned a lot of people,” one industry veteran told Darren Heitner of Forbes around the time of the scandal. “[He] deserves every bit of whatever’s coming his way.”