It’s been an eventful summer for DeAndre Jordan in his first time as an unrestricted free agent. He committed to sign in Dallas, and then changed his mind a few days later and returned to the Clippers following #EmojiGate. He managed to get both teams fined in the process — Mavericks owner Mark Cuban for talking about it before he was officially signed and Clippers owner Steve Ballmer for allegedly offering him an endorsement deal with Lexus as part of the pitch to return.
After all of this, Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports that Jordan is parting ways with his agent, Dan Fegan of Relativity Sports:
DeAndre Jordan’s seemingly never-ending summer saga has taken another twist — the Clippers center has parted ways with his representatives at Relativity Sports, The Times has learned.
Jordan informed agents Dan Fegan and Jarinn Akana last week that he was moving “in another direction,” said an NBA official not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
Turner points out that this is the third time in seven seasons as a pro that Jordan has changed agents. It’s more common than you think — we just hear about it when it’s someone high profile. After the PR disaster of this summer, it’s not surprising to see Jordan decide to leave his current representation again. He can’t sign with another agent for 15 days; it will be interesting to see where he goes next.