Casey Close Leaving CAA Sports

Agent Casey Close is leaving CAA Sports when his five-year contract expires at the end of the month, reports Liz Mullen of The Sports Business Journal (subs. req'd). A hat tip goes out to Maury Brown at The Biz of Baseball.

Mullen says that CAA and Close are still trying to work out the details of his departure, "which may involve CAA and Close sharing the representation of some of the clients going forward." Close represents Derek Jeter, Ryan Howard, Michael Cuddyer, and Derrek Lee, among others.

It's unclear if Close will join a new a firm or work independently, though Brown notes that high profile agents (such as Dan Lozano) have been going out on their own recently. Close was one of the first sports agents that CAA hired when it launched its sports division in April 2006. It is primarily a Hollywood talent firm.

5 Responses to Casey Close Leaving CAA Sports Leave a Reply

  1. East Coast Bias 4 years ago

    I think Diddy just signed with CAA. I’m speculating THAT was the reason for his departure lol…

  2. eponine 4 years ago

    everyone is leaving caa!

  3. Any agent that can get Derek Jeter a $ 51 million contract should be able to write his own ticket.

  4. 4redsox 4 years ago

    Casey is a Worthington (ohio) boy. He’s smart and will continue to do well. same hs as myself and Jared Sullinger to name a few. (-:

  5. 4redsox 4 years ago

    Oops. I meant JJ Sullinger.

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