7:45 pm Update: Reactions are arriving from across the league after the death of NBA Agent Dan Fegan. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN received comments from Mark Cuban, Danny Ainge, and the Blazers’ Neil Olshey:
“I knew Dan as a friend and a neighbor long before we developed a team executive-player agent relationship,” Trail Blazers president of basketball operations Neil Olshey said. “The NBA players he represented have lost a tireless advocate for their interests and well being while NBA teams will miss having a highly intelligent, professional representative to partner with in the management and development of his clients on their rosters.”
And Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic provided his thoughts via Instagram and Twitter.
You were a great man and a better friend. I knew I liked you since the moment we met. As I saw you in your bathrobe and slippers I thought I like this guy. Thank you for everything you’ve done for me. #RipDanFegan— Jusuf Nurkić (@bosnianbeast27) February 26, 2018
High-profile NBA Agent Dan Fegan was killed in a car crash on Highway 82 in Colorado Sunday morning, according to a story by Erica Robbie of the Aspen Times. Fegan represented DeMarcus Cousins and Ricky Rubio, among other NBA players. He got his start as the agent of friend, and former Trail Blazers center, Chris Dudley.
Fegan was dismissed from Independent Sports & Entertainment in 2017, accused of competing with his own agency for clients and personnel for personal business gain. A 2010 profile by Henry Abbott, then of ESPN’s TrueHoop, described his relationship with John Wall and his influence on the NBA Draft. Fegan also represented former Trail Blazers Martell Webster and Ruben Patterson.
Fegan was 56.