Influential NBA agent Dan Fegan died in a crash involving his passenger vehicle and transit bus Sunday near Aspen, Colo.
Fegan was 56.
A Roaring Fork Transportation Authority bus and Fegan’s vehicle collided when Fegan’s SUV tried to merge onto Highway 82, according to Colorado State Trooper Gabe Easton.
Two passengers in Fegan’s car — his 5-year-old son and a 29-year-old woman from California — were airlifted to a Denver hospital, Easton said.
At one time, Fegan represented some of the biggest names in the NBA: Dwight Howard, DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall, Ricky Rubio, Amar’e Stoudemire, DeAndre Jordan and Shawn Marion.
He had an aggressive style and was known for trying to force some of his clients from one team to another in what were sometimes public clashes. It created a difficult situation, but Fegan was determined to do what he thought was best for his client.
Fegan, who had an appreciation for fly-fishing, skiing, chess and the author Jim Harrison, was also respected by team executives who knew he took a hard-line stance in negotiations on behalf of his clients.
Following the sale of his firm to Legeardare Sports and Entertainment, Fegan worked for a few different agencies and was involved in multiple lawsuits. In June, Fegan filed a lawsuit against former partners in a sports agency.
As Fegan got older, his client list decreased as he spent more time with his son. Just weeks ago, Fegan, who also had a home in the Los Angeles area, was debating staying home for All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles to see friends and acquaintances or spending the weekend in Aspen.
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