By Marcus Thompson
Thursday, February 12th, 2009 at 8:08 am in Uncategorized.
Warriors rookie forward Anthony Randolph, who fired agent B.J. Armstrong a couple weeks ago, has hired Walnut Creek-based BDA Sports as representation.
“It’s my belief he’s as talented as anyone we represent in our firm,” Duffy said when contacted this morning.
Randolph, who has been at odds with coach Don Nelson for much of his rookie season, said he fired Armstrong because his closest advisers believed he wasn’t getting the support he needed in his situation. Randolph said he has no negative feelings about Armstrong, he just needed to go in a different direction.
“I’m not mad at him or anything like that,” Randolph said last week. “All that was blown out of proportion. He knows I respect him.”
Duffy, whose firm also represents Warriors center Andris Biedrins and guard Marcus Williams, said the key in representing Randolph will be to make sure Randolph has an accurate perspective.
“For young players,” Duffy said, “It’s always communication. You do the best of your ability to let him know his deficiencies and where he stands. Coaches decide who plays. It’s an agents job to communicate to his players, especially young players.”