In a move that shouldn’t surprise anybody, Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan has parted ways with his agents at Relativity Sports, Dan Fegan and Jarinn Akana, according to Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times.
This comes after a whirlwind summer that featured Jordan agreeing to a contract with the Dallas Mavericks before reneging on the deal in order to re-sign with Los Angeles. There were some rumblings that Fegan pushed Jordan to sign with the Mavericks, and the agent wasn’t present when the big man officially re-signed with the Clippers on a four-year max deal worth $88 million.
Then, last week, the Clippers were fined $250,000 for violating NBA rules during a free-agent pitch to Jordan on July 2, which was a day before he initially committed to Dallas. The Clippers offered Jordan an improper third-party endorsement deal with Lexus that would’ve paid him $200,000 annually.
While Jordan has left Relativity Sports, he still had to pay the agency the four percent it earned when he signed his new deal with Los Angeles. He can’t sign with another agent until 15 days have passed since leaving Fegan and Akana.