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TV Timeout: Unlike Any Other
April 2, 2014 02:08 PM
99 PROBLEMS? The effectiveness and success of Jay Z as a sports agent was examined on Bloomberg TV, with ESPN's Andrew Brandt saying, "I thought at the minute he entered the business that Jay Z would be a formidable presence in the industry. He is a draw and I've heard from the agent community that they're worried." CAA Sports Head of Football Tom Condon said, "From our competitors' standpoint, they've got to be concerned. Jay Z and Roc Nation bring a lot to the party. He's got reach to places that probably are different than what typically CAA is involved in." Agent Leigh Steinberg said as a "recruiter, I'd give him an A-plus," adding Jay Z has "done a pretty superb job of picking players that can trigger multiple revenue streams." Brandt added, "I am confident there are more players recruiting Jay Z than vice versa." Wasserman Media Group Vice Chair Arn Tellem: "My sense is they won't change the business. They'll make an impact" (Bloomberg TV, 4/2).