Franz Beard’s Basketball Confidential
When Andy Miller of ASM Sports Management agreed to take on Marreese Speights as his client, it pretty much sealed the deal that Speights was going to stay in the NBA Draft. Miller, whose clients include Kevin Garnett and Chauncey Billups, has a reputation for providing accurate, exact information to his clients, agreed to take on Speights as a client only after he did the research and talked to GMs and scouts.
Miller had already agreed to take on Speights before there were several workouts for a number of NBA teams but no official decision was made until Speights had gone through the paces a few times. The results of the workouts confirmed the information that Miller had gathered over the previous couple of months.
Meanwhile, Florida coach Billy Donovan used his network of NBA sources to gather information about where Speights was likely to go in the draft. When his information matched up with that of Miller, a longtime friend and an agent that Donovan trusts, it created enough of a comfort level that Donovan gave Speights his blessing to go ahead and take the plunge of signing with an agent.
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