The ties between the Brooklyn Nets and Roc Nation Sports grow stronger as Spencer Dinwiddie joins Jay-Z’s sports agency.
Although Jay-Z hasn’t been a part of the Brooklyn Nets in a while, his presence is still being felt within the organization. This time, from a different standpoint. On Friday, Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie officially announced on Instagram that he will be joining Roc Nation Sports.
Dinwiddie now becomes the fourth Brooklyn Nets player with ties to the agency. Caris LeVert signed back in 2016 and this past June, Kyrie Irving joined Roc Nation after parting ways with his agent Jeff Wechsler.
Irving signed in June just a few days before free agency opened. Not to be forgotten, Henry Ellenson is also a part of Roc Nation Sports. He signed a two-way contract with Brooklyn back in July. He’d previously been a member of the New York Knicks and Detroit Pistons.
Dinwiddie had been represented by Raymond Brothers who was recently hired by Roc Nation. Brothers also represents NBA talent such as Markelle Fultz, D.J. Augustin, and Al-Farouq Aminu. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Twitter that Brother’s role with Roc Nation will be the organization’s Director of Basketball and Sports Technology/Specialty Projects.
If you don’t know, Jay-Z founded Roc Nation originally in 2008 as an entertainment company. In 2013, Roc Nation Sports was created as a sub-division of Roc Nation. Over the past few years, Roc Nation Sports has grown to become one of the more well-known agencies. They have a growing list of athletes from a variety of sports. Just a few of the athletes on the Roc Nation Sports roster includes Andre Ward, Dez Bryant, Skylar Diggins-Smith, Danny Green, Ndamukong Suh, and Todd Gurley.
The agency also represents quite a few former and current New York athletes including Robinson Cano and Yoenis Cespedes of the New York Mets, Geno Smith and Victor Cruz formerly of the New York Giants, and CC Sabathia of the New York Yankees.
With Roc Nation Sports now representing four current members of the Nets, it’ll be interesting to see if any other players, especially the younger ones decide to join the agency. Needless to say, the culture and ties to Brooklyn are growing stronger on and off the court.