(PRWEB) March 31, 2014
Less than 18 months after the announcement that David Sugarman is a certified NBA Player Agent, the SugarTime Sports Agency, the brand and Sugarman’s team have expanded the business into entertainment and moved operations to a New York headquarters following a successful recruiting class in 2013.
“Our first recruiting efforts took hard work and dedication on the part of myself and my team,” said Sugarman. “But our results were exception, especially for an agency so young. Now, we can build upon the foundation that is set, focus on bringing in even more athletes and expand the business into entertainment and music.”
In the first year of recruitment, Sugarman signed seven players. Two standout success stories are Kwamain Mitchell (former St. Louis University star) and AJ Walton (former Baylor University star). Mitchell, a point guard with Usti n/Labem (Czech Republic NBL Division I), is favored to earn Player of the Year after averaging 22.9 points per game, leading the country. He also holds a nation-wide record in steals (2.9 average) and is second in assists (5.3 average). Walton, a point guard with Asseco (Poland TBL Division I), leads the country with 2.8 steals and is among the leaders in assists (5.7 average, second in the nation) and points (15.7 average, sixth in the nation).
Although the business expansion has led to staffing changes, Kenny Anderson, New York native, retired NBA Nets star and NBA All-Star remains an executive within the company. Anderson maintains his position as both a partner in Sugarman’s business and Director of Player Recruitment and Basketball Operations, putting him in contact with many recruits and their families.
Sugarman’s endeavors were noted by several major sports organizations and agencies. He has been heavily recruited, but remains true to his efforts to working with younger players entering the professional ranks.
Sugarman is now working on projects with musicians/entertainers and major business brands throughout New York City. The expectation is to set no limitations on the business, rather accept opportunities and continue to strive for success.
As a large-scale pro-bono project, David Sugarman and his team created the #BringBaeBack campaign to raise awareness regarding the struggles of Kenneth Bae, who has been imprisoned in North Korea. As the figurehead of the campaign, Sugarman continues to make regular appearances on CNN. His efforts on this front have captured the attention of many members of Congress and government officials who continue to ask for Sugarman’s support.
David Sugarman's philanthropic endeavors include but are not limited to:
Past Co-Chair of Founders, Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation
Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Circle
Miami Children's Hospital Diamond Society
2013 Best of Miami Beach Award (Sports Promoters, Managers, & Recruiters Category)
2013 Small Business of the Year Award from the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce
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