Roc Nation Sports, founded by Jay-Z in 2013, and CAA Sports have announced the end of their planned two-year partnership, writes Liz Mullen of Sports Business Journal. Per Mullen, the agencies released the following joint statement:
“Roc Nation Sports and CAA Sports have recently concluded their two-year partnership. Roc Nation Sports and CAA Sports are two of the premier agencies and they will continue their high levels of client service to the world’s top athletes. They have enjoyed their time as partners and have achieved many successes together. Going forward, they will each focus their efforts on their own business opportunities and clientele.”
Roc Nation Sports made headlines when then-Yankees superstar Robinson Cano left agent Scott Boras to become Jay-Z’s first major client. Roc Nation and CAA head Brodie Van Wagenen partnered to negotiate a massive 10-year, $240MM contract with the Mariners. Since bringing Cano into the fold, Roc Nation has also added the likes of Yoenis Cespedes, CC Sabathia and Rusney Castillo, among MLB players. The agency also represents athletes from other major sports, including 2013-14 NBA MVP Kevin Durant, and NFL Pro Bowl wide receivers Victor Cruz and Dez Bryant, among others.
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