CAA EXPANDING SPORTS BIZ: Acquiring Big Agent Henry Thomas' NBA Practice

That’s the word from sports media outlets. Henry Thomas is a big deal: he’s #12 on HoopsHype’s agent rankings. He’ll be added to CAA Sports’ basketball division headed by Leon Rose. Thomas is is reportedly taking all his clients with him, bringing the three biggest stars of the NBA’s 2010 free agent class under one roof: Raptors forward Chris Bosh (Thomas), Heat guard Dwayne Wade (Thomas) and Cavaliers forward LeBron James (Rose). Thomas also reps Devin Harris and Udonis Haslem. The rumor that Thomas was joining CAA was first reported by industry Web site HoopsHype, and then added to by Sports Business Daily. Today, HoopsHype confirmed the purchase. CAA Sports already has three other mature divisions: football headed by Tom Condon and Ben Dogra, baseball led by Casey Close, and hockey topped by Pat Brisson and J.P. Barry.

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