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Browns’ Jackson becomes Roc Nation’s first coaching client

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 06 / 19 / 17

R oc Nation Sports has signed its first coaching client, Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson . Jackson will be returning to agent John Thornton , who represented him when Thornton worked at Octagon . Thornton, who negotiat...

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