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PROSERV ACQUIRES SPORTS VENTURES
Published September 27, 1994
ProServ has beefed-up its basketball division by acquiring Sports Ventures, a Houston and Oklahoma City player rep firm that counts as its clients Shawn Kemp, Nick Van Exel, Rik Smits, Detlef Schrempf, Avery Johnson, and Donyell Marshall. ProServ Chair Donald Dell: "Our acquisition of Sports Ventures adds several great athletes -- who are extremely marketable -- to our existing clients and enhances our presence in basketball. This acquisition will enable ProServ to make an even bigger impact in NBA basketball." Sports Ventures President Tony Dutt: "It made sense for us to join ranks with ProServ for so many reasons. ProServ has successfully marketed its athletes for 25 years and our clients should benefit tremendously from the experience and contacts of the ProServ team. I look forward to joining forces with them and look at this arrangement as developing and growing very successfully over the long term." Dutt will work out of ProServ's Arlington, VA, offices and his partner, James Bryant, will work out of Oklahoma City (THE DAILY).