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ATHLETE REPRESENTATION NEWS: TAKING ADVANTAGE OF LAWTON?
Published April 14, 1998
Athlete representative Brian Lawton, who handles about 50 clients, "is entertaining an offer from Advantage International to buy his business," according to Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. If sold, Lawton would continue to run the firm (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 4/10). OTHER NOTES: Nets F Jayson Williams has hired NJ-based Integrated Sports International (ISI) to manage his off-the- court activities. ISI will target companies both regionally and nationwide (ISI)....IMG "appears to have an eye on superstar-in-waiting Marisa Baena," a junior golfer at the Univ. of AZ. Baena said she will finish college before turning pro (GOLFWEEK, 3/11)....Woolf Associates signed former ODU women's basketball player Ticha Penicheiro. Woolf VP Andrew Brandt will manage Penicheiro, who is being recruited by the ABL and WNBA (Woolf Associates).