Andy Miller, who represents a number of NBA players, has seen his agency under fire during the FBI’s NCAA basketball probe.
In a rather sudden turn of events, big-name NBA agent Andy Miller has relinquished his National Basketball Players Association certification, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Woj’s report lacks the finer details at this time, but Miller — who most notably represents Kyle Lowry, Kristaps Porzingis and Serge Ibaka — is likely giving up his certification in response to the FBI’s probe into NCAA basketball. From Woj’s story:
Miller was the president and founder of ASM Sports and many of his former clients are expected to remain with other agents in the company, sources said.
The FBI’s investigation into college basketball already hit near home for Miller and ASM at the end of September, when former ASM employee Christian Dawkins was implicated by the FBI after it first took its findings public.
While nothing has become public yet as to why Miller resigned today, it’s reasonable to speculate that he and ASM were likely complicit with some of the same illegal activities that took Dawkins down, which included “using hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to influence star athletes’ choice of schools, shoe sponsors, agents and even tailors,” per the ESPN piece on Dawkins’ implication by Jeff Goodman and Chris Haynes.
The fallout from this latest incident should be interesting, considering Miller himself represented the most prominent clients at his firm. Time will tell if this leads to ASM losing some of its bigger clients.