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AGENCY

Tandem is a full-service sports and entertainment agency with expertise in athlete management, talent representation, marketing, communications and publicity services. Collectively, our employees have over 100 years of experience in the sports and entertainment industry and we represent some of the biggest stars in professional sports and broadcasting, including elite NBA and WNBA athletes, broadcasters, coaches, industry executives and sports organizations.

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THE

PLUS

The extra mile. It's hard to define. But you know it when you see it. It's about effort and commitment. About never settling for less than the very best we have to offer. That's the + in Tandem. It's treating every client like one in a million, not one of a million. It's the promise that we will go above and beyond, every day.

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YOUR SUCCESS

DEFINES OURS

Tandem clients are consistently recognized for both their talent and their character. We are proud to be the ones working behind the scenes to help them achieve this extraordinary success.

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JIM TANNER
President

For the past 18 years, Jim has represented professional athletes in a range of matters—from player contract negotiations to advertising and marketing contracts. He is certified as an agent by both the National Basketball Players Association and the Women's National Basketball Players Association. Recognized several times in Washingtonian's list of "Top Lawyers" for media and sports law, Jim has also been selected twice by Sports Illustrated as one of the "101 Most Influential Minorities in Sports."

In addition to professional athletes, Jim also represents a number of broadcasters and professional and college coaches in employment contract negotiations. He was a Morehead-Cain Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his BA in 1990, going on to earn his JD from the University of Chicago. Before founding Tandem, Jim worked as an attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, before becoming a partner at Williams & Connolly LLP. Jim is admitted to the bars of Illinois and the District of Columbia.

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Derrick Powell
Vice President, Athlete Representation

Derrick represents players in the National Basketball Association and internationally. He is certified as an agent by the National Basketball Players Association and has handled contract negotiations, marketing and other off-the-court matters for more than fourteen years.

Derrick began his career in 1999 as the President and Founder of the Sports Team LLC, where he represented Devin Brown of the San Antonio Spurs and Billy Thomas of the New Jersey Nets and Washington Wizards. Before joining Tandem, Derrick worked for The Higgins Group and Excel Sports Management. He is a graduate and four-year letterman in basketball at Hampton University where he majored in Mass Communications.

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Meredith Geisler
Senior Vice President, Communications

Meredith coordinates the extensive public relations efforts for each of our sports clients. She has over twenty-five years of experience in sports public relations, having previously worked as a Director of Media Relations at Advantage International and at Fila USA. Meredith graduated from Washington University in St. Louis and received her Master’s Degree in Sports Management from the University of Massachusetts. Meredith is also an adjunct professor in Sports Media & Communications at American University, Georgetown University and George Washington University.

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Helen Dooley
Senior Vice President, Talent Representation/General Counsel

Helen drafts and negotiates the off-the-court agreements for Tandem's clients, including appearances, licensing, and endorsement deals. She also assists athletes with non-sports business deals and negotiates publishing and broadcasting contracts. Helen received both her undergraduate (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and law degrees from Duke University. Helen is admitted to the bars of the District of Columbia and North Carolina.

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Shana Martin
Senior Vice President, Client and Business Operations

Shana serves as a resource for our clients, monitoring professional and personal obligations, tracking payment obligations of companies endorsed by our clients, and overseeing other client obligations. She oversees all administrative matters for our clients as well as our practice, and is also certified as an agent by the Women's National Basketball Association. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Political Science.

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Matt Laczkowski
Director, Athlete + Talent Representation

Matt assists with the on- and off-court representation of Tandem's basketball clients. He analyzes NBA team rosters and salary cap situations, and applies Collective Bargaining Agreement rules to player salaries, free agency, trades and other contract provisions. Additionally, Matt helps to align clients with like-minded companies and pursues opportunities to strengthen client brands, business, and philanthropic endeavors. Matt also assists with negotiating and drafting off-the-court agreements.

Matt received his BA in Sports Marketing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a walk-on member of the basketball team. He earned his JD from the University of Maryland, where he served as the President of the Arts, Entertainment and Sports Law Society. Matt is admitted to the bars of Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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Leslie Groves
Vice President, Marketing + Brand Development

A sports industry veteran, Leslie procures marketing and endorsement opportunities for Tandem clients. She works to generate revenue and develop and implement fully-integrated action plans and programs. Prior to joining Tandem, Leslie’s experience included the USTA/Mid-Atlantic Section, Score Results Marketing and Communications, Nordstrom, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, Snowsports Industries America, Women’s Sports Foundation, Galyans Sports & Outdoor, Boys & Girls Club of America, and Nike, Inc. Leslie earned a Bachelor of Science in Business at Oregon State University.

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Alison Tanner
Vice President, Operations

Alison oversees company operations and procedures such as payroll, benefits, supply acquisition and assigning and monitoring clerical functions. She also plans and implements office systems, layouts and equipment procurement. Alison graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering. She received her MBA and JD from the University of Chicago and previously worked in corporate finance at Friedman Billings Ramsey and Capital One. Alison is admitted to the bars of Illinois and the District of Columbia.

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Katherine O'Toole
Manager, Public Relations

Katherine provides public relations, social media and general communications support for Tandem and Tandem’s clients. Prior to joining Tandem, Katherine spent two seasons working for the Washington Wizards communications department as a PR intern (2012-13) and public relations game night assistant (2013-14). Katherine received her BA in Communication with a focus in Public Relations from the University of Maryland, where she assisted the Media Relations Department with all sports and served as the school’s Sports Information Director for the women’s gymnastics team.

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Erika Loomer
Coordinator, Marketing + Brand Development

Erika delivers client relations, business development, and marketing and branding support for Tandem and Tandem’s clients. Prior to Tandem, Erika served as the marketing and communications coordinator at the non-profit, Team IMPACT. She also has experience from internships, including with the Indianapolis Indians, University of Central Florida Athletic Department, and the New York Knicks. Erika earned her BS in Sports Management from Adelphi University. She continued her studies at the University of Central Florida where she earned both a Master of Sports Business Management and a Master of Business Administration as a part of the DeVos Sports Business Management Graduate Program.

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Graham Boone
Director, Basketball Operations

Graham is certified as an agent by the National Basketball Players Association. Graham understands how teams value statistical performance as well as game performance, and uses that knowledge to analyze NBA team rosters and salary cap situations. He also conducts market research and statistical analysis for contract negotiations, and works on NBA Draft matters and free agent contract negotiations. Graham was a Morehead-Cain Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned his BA in Sports Administration.

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Vickie Lee
Receptionist + Administrative Assistant

Vickie is a highly-trained executive assistant with more than sixteen years of experience in customer support and administrative management. In addition to her hospitality receiving guests at Tandem offices, Vickie works closely with all other staff to ensure that Tandem’s client service is second-to-none. Vickie’s professional education includes extensive certification in records and expense management systems.

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  • RAY ALLEN

  • GRANT HILL

  • TAMIKA CATCHINGS

  • TIM DUNCAN

  • JEREMY LIN

  • Candy Crowley

  • JOHN HENSON

  • Chris Young

  • LaShawn Merritt

  • MARVIN WILLIAMS

  • THADDEUS YOUNG

  • Jarrett Allen

  • ALANA BEARD

  • Diamond Stone

  • BRANDAN WRIGHT

  • Wayne Ellington

  • Gerald Henderson

  • Justin Jackson

  • Raymond Felton

  • Darrun Hilliard

  • Omer Asik

  • Chamique Holdsclaw

  • Dominique Wilkins

  • LUKE KORNET

  • Nate Britt II

  • David Hale

  • DEON THOMPSON

  • ONE PUNCH

  • GARY NEAL

  • SHANE LARKIN

  • C.J. Watson

  • JAMES MICHAEL MCADOO

  • MALIK ROSE

  • NYKESHA SALES

  • TYLER HANSBROUGH

  • RETIN OBASOHAN

  • Chinanu Onuaku

  • Quinn Cook

  • Adonis Thomas

  • NIKKI MCCRAY

  • ARINZE ONUAKU

  • FRANK HANRAHAN

  • Glenn Consor

  • BOBBY HURLEY

  • JORDAN MCRAE

  • PATRIC YOUNG

  • Joel James

  • Chris Nelson

  • DAMIEN WILKINS

  • Wesley Saunders

  • Jason Richardson

  • The GAME

  • Wayne Blackshear

  • Matt Bowman

  • Ross Ohlendorf

  • Matt McBride

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    RAY ALLEN

    Retired
    • 2x NBA Champion
    • All-time NBA record holder for most three-pointers made in a career; also holds record for most playoff three-pointers
    • Longest-tenured Jordan Brand endorser in professional sports
    • All-Star on the 2007-08 Celtics team that won the franchise’s first NBA title in 22 years
    • 10x NBA All-Star
    • NBA Sportsmanship Award (2003)
    • Playing the iconic role of “Jesus Shuttlesworth,” Ray co-starred alongside Denzel Washington in the 1998 Spike Lee film He Got Game
    • Learn more at http://www.ray34.com
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      GRANT HILLCo-Host, NBA Inside Stuff

      • Only three-time winner of the NBA Sportsmanship Award
      • First and only active NBA player to serve on the Board of Governors for the National Basketball Hall of Fame
      • 7x NBA All-Star
      • Olympic Gold Medalist (Atlanta, 1996)
      • Grant became the oldest active player in the NBA during 2012-13 season
      • First rookie in NBA history to rank first overall in voting for the All-Star Game
      • One of 6 NBA players to average 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists per game through his first 6 NBA seasons – the other 5 are LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Jerry West and Oscar Robertson
      • One of only 17 players in NBA history to top 17,000 career points, 6,000 rebounds and 4,000 assists
      • Received accolades including the Horizon Award presented by the U.S. Congress, the Community Service Award from Variety Children’s Charity and the Rich and Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award for his dedicated efforts to varied social causes
      •  Duke Athletics Hall of Fame (Induction Ceremony September 2016)
      • Learn more at http://www.granthill.com/
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        TAMIKA CATCHINGS

        Retired
        • No. 24 Jersey Retired by Indiana Fever (2017)
        • 9x WNBA All-Star
        • WNBA MVP (2011)
        • WNBA Champion and Finals MVP (2012)
        • 4x Olympic Gold Medalist (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
        • Only 5x WNBA Defensive Player of the Year in league history
        • NCAA Championship in undefeated season with Tennessee (1997-98)
        • Member of All-Decade Team and All-Time WNBA Top-15 Team
        • President of the WNBA Players Association (2012-2016)
        • WNBA Sportsmanship Award (2010)
        • Dawn Staley Community Leadership Award (2008) for her efforts through the Catch the Stars Foundation in Indianapolis
        • Recorded the first official quintuple-double in basketball history while playing at Duncanville High School (double-digits in five statistical categories during single game)
        • Learn more at catchin24.com/
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          TIM DUNCAN

          Retired
          • Tied with Michael Jordan for fifth-most All-Star selections in NBA history (14); named All-Star MVP in 2000
          • Drafted first overall in 1997 after leaving Wake Forest as the only player in NCAA history to reach 1,500 points, 1,000 rebounds, 400 blocked shots and 200 assists
          • 5x NBA Champion including 3 NBA Finals MVP Awards
          • 2 NBA MVP Awards
          • 14 All-NBA selections (10x First-Team All-NBA)
          • Through 2013-14, Tim has played 17 NBA seasons – all with the San Antonio Spurs
          • No. 21 Jersey Retired by San Antonio Spurs (2016)
          • Learn more at www.slamduncan.com
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            JEREMY LIN

            Brooklyn Nets
            • Named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” (2012)
            • First NBA player from the Ivy League (Harvard) in a decade
            • First Chinese-American player in NBA history
            • Broke the NBA record for points scored through first 5 career starts with 136
            • Named the first-ever “Social Breakout Player of the Year” by NBA TV for his soaring popularity on Twitter, Facebook and Chinese social media
            • Named one of 12 “Houston Heroes” by the Houston Chronicle for the impact made by the Jeremy Lin Foundation and its inaugural Making A Difference Project
            • Finalist for the 2011-12 NBA Sportsmanship Award
            • The documentary Linsanity chronicling Jeremy’s meteoric rise to the NBA elite has been accepted into major international film festivals including: Sundance, SXSW, Hong Kong International Film Festival and Hawaii International Film Festival.
            • Learn more at http://www.jlin7.com/ and http://www.jeremylinfoundation.org/
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              Candy Crowley

              • Former Chief Political Correspondent, CNN
              • Former Host, State of the Union with Candy Crowley
              • Moderated a 2012 general election debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
              • American News Women’s Club Award for Excellence in Journalism (2012)
              • Media Journalism Award from The Women’s Media Center (Gloria Steinem group) (2009)
              • New Hampshire Primary Award from the New Hampshire Political Library (2008)
              • Inducted into Society of Professional Journalists Hall of Fame (2005)
              • 4x Emmy Award Winner – for her work on CNN Presents Enemy Within (2003) and part of the network’s election coverage (2006, 2012)
              • Edward R. Murrow award and the Joan Shorenstein Barone Award for excellence in journalism for her coverage of 2004 Presidential Election
              • Graduate of Randolph-Macon Women’s College
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                JOHN HENSON Milwaukee Bucks

                • 2x ACC Defensive Player of the Year (2011, 2012) during his three-year career at UNC
                • 2012 First-Team All-ACC
                • Ranked third among all NBA rookies in 2012-13 with a Player Efficiency Rating (PER) of 18.30
                • In a game against the Orlando Magic, John scored 17 points, blocked seven shots and collected 25 rebounds – the only players to reach these marks in a single game over the last 28 years are Shaquille O’Neal, Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutombo
                • National Ambassador for non-profit Up2Us
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                  Chris Young

                  • Royals’ starting pitcher in Game 4 of World Series (2015)
                  • World Series Champion (2015)
                  • National League All-Star (2007)
                  • Second-tallest player in MLB
                  • Named one of the 20 smartest professional athletes by Sporting News (2010)
                  • Princeton Rookie of the Year in both basketball and baseball
                  • Graduated from Princeton University (2002)
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                    LaShawn Merritt

                    US Track & Field
                    • 3x Olympic gold medalist in the 400m (2008) and 4x400m relay (2008, 2016)
                    • Olympic bronze medalist in the 400m (2016)
                    • IAAF Diamond League Winner in the 400m (2013, 2014)
                    • IAAF World Relays Champion in the 4x400m (2017)
                    • 2014 IAAF Continental Cup Winner in the 400m and became the first man to win the event twice (also in 2010)
                    • Two-time World Champion in the 400m
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                      MARVIN WILLIAMS Charlotte Hornets

                      • #2 overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft
                      • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2006)
                      • In his only collegiate season at UNC (2005), Marvin was named the USBWA National Freshman of the Year and won the NCAA Championship
                      • Parade and McDonald’s All-American (2004)
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                        THADDEUS YOUNG

                        Indiana Pacers
                        • 3rd in Voting, NBA 6th Man of the Year Award (2011)
                        • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2008)
                        • 12th Overall Selection, Philadelphia 76ers (2007)
                        • McDonald’s All-American (2006)
                        • Founder of the Young for Youth Foundation, which focuses on Youth Education, Health & Wellness, Athletics, Personal Growth and Responsibility and Professional Development
                        • Learn more at http://youngforyouth.org/
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                          JARRETT ALLEN

                          Brooklyn Nets
                          • No. 22 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft
                          • All-Big 12 Conference Third Team Honors (2016-17)
                          • Big 12 All-Newcomer Team Honors (2016-17)
                          • Led Texas in rebounds (8.4) and blocks (1.5) as a freshman
                          • Posted 12 double-doubles in the 2016-17 season and scored in double figures 25 times
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                            ALANA BEARD Los Angeles Sparks

                            • 2016 WNBA Champion with the LA Sparks
                            • 4x WNBA All-Star (2005-07, 2009)
                            • Bronze Medalist in 2006 World Championship
                            • #2 overall pick in the 2004 WNBA Draft
                            • In four years at Duke University, Alana set a school scoring record of 2,687 points and became the first NCAA basketball player to amass over 2,600 career points, 500 assists and 400 steals
                            • WBCA High School All-American (2000)
                            • Learn more at abfuture.net
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                              DIAMOND STONE

                              Atlanta Hawks
                              • Big Ten All-Freshman Team
                              • Led the University of Maryland in blocks as a freshman (1.6 bpg)
                              • Second at UMD in scoring (12.5 ppg) in 22.5 minutes per game
                              • Recorded 39 points and 12 rebounds in a win vs. Penn State on Dec. 30, 2015
                              • 2015 Parade First-Team All-American in high school
                              • 2015 McDonald’s All-American in high school
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                                BRANDAN WRIGHT

                                Memphis Grizzlies
                                • #8 overall pick in 2007 NBA Draft
                                • ACC Freshman of the Year and Second-Team All-ACC (2007)
                                • Fifth freshman in ACC history to be named the MVP of the Conference Tournament
                                • Only three-time winner of Tennessee’s “Mr. Basketball” title in state high school history
                                • In his fifth NBA season (2012-13) Brandan ranked first on the Dallas Mavericks with a 21.0 PER and first in the league for field goal percentage between 16-23 feet (55.0%)
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                                  Wayne Ellington

                                  Miami Heat
                                  • Recipient of the NBA’s J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (2016)
                                  • 28th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft
                                  • NCAA National Championship with University of North Carolina (2009)
                                  • Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2009)
                                  • All-ACC Tournament honors in each of his three seasons at UNC
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                                    Gerald Henderson

                                    Philadelphia 76ers
                                    • 12th overall selection in the 2009 NBA Draft
                                    • Kia Community Assist Award recipient (2012)
                                    • Returned to Duke to finish his degree in 2014
                                    • Third Team All-America honors at Duke
                                    • McDonald’s All-American selection
                                    • Father played in the NBA and won three NBA Championships
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                                      JUSTIN JACKSON

                                      Sacramento Kings
                                      • No. 15 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft
                                      • NCAA Champion (2016-17)
                                      • ACC Player of the Year (2016-17)
                                      • All-Final Four Team (2017)
                                      • Second player in UNC history to record 1,600 career points, 150 three-pointers, 400 rebounds, 300 assists
                                      • Set UNC’s single-season record with 105 three-pointers
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                                        Raymond Felton

                                        Oklahoma City Thunder
                                        • 5th overall selection in the 2005 NBA Draft
                                        • All-NBA Rookie Second Team selection (2005-06)
                                        • Bob Cousy Award winner, recognizing him as the nation’s top point guard (2005)
                                        • NCAA Champion (2005)
                                        • Naismith Prep Player of the Year (2002)
                                        • McDonald’s All-American selection
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                                          Darrun Hilliard

                                          Free Agent
                                          • 38th Overall Pick in the 2015 NBA Draft
                                          • Led Villanova to three NCAA Tournament appearances
                                          • First Team All-BIG EAST as a senior
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                                            Omer Asik

                                            New Orleans Pelicans
                                            • 36th Overall Pick in the 2008 NBA Draft
                                            • Has played for the Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, and New Orleans Pelicans during his career
                                            • Member of the Turkish National Team
                                            • Led 2010 Turkish National Team to a silver medal in FIBA World Championships18
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                                              Chamique Holdsclaw

                                              • 6x WNBA All-Star (1999-2003, 2005)
                                              • 2x WNBA Rebounding Champion (2002, 2003)
                                              • WNBA Scoring Champion (2002)
                                              • WNBA Rookie of the Year (1999)
                                              • Olympic Gold Medalist (2000)
                                              • 2x Naismith Award Winner at University of Tennessee (1998, 1999)
                                              • Sullivan Award Winner (top amateur athlete in nation) (1998)
                                              • 3x NCAA Champion (1996-1998)
                                              • In 2012, released her autobiography Breaking Through: Beating the Odds Shot after Shot about her struggles with depression
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                                                Dominique Wilkins

                                                Atlanta Hawks
                                                • Atlanta Hawks VP of Basketball Operations (2004-Present)
                                                • Elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (2006)
                                                • 7x All-NBA
                                                • 9x NBA All-Star
                                                • 2x NBA Slam Dunk Champion (1985, 1990)
                                                • All-time leading scorer in Atlanta Hawks history (26,668 career
                                                  points)
                                                • Jersey (#21) retired by the Hawks in 2001
                                                • Attended the University of Georgia (1979-82) and remains the
                                                  school’s all-time leading scorer for a single season (732 points in 1981-82)
                                                • Analyst for Hawks game broadcasts on Fox Sports South
                                                • Community activist and ambassador for issues including diabetes
                                                  and spina bifida
                                                • Learn more at dominiquewilkins21.com
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                                                  LUKE KORNET

                                                  New York Knicks
                                                  • First Team All-SEC Selection (2016-17)
                                                  • 2x SEC All-Defensive Team
                                                  • All-time NCAA leader in three-point shots made by a player over seven-feet tall (150)
                                                  • SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year (2016-17)
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                                                    NATE BRITT II

                                                    Atlanta Hawks
                                                    • 2017 NCAA National Champion
                                                    • Played 151 games for UNC throughout his four-year career
                                                    • Recorded 10 points and five assists in UNC’s first round NCAA Tournament win against Texas Southern
                                                    • Graduated from UNC with a degree in Management and Society

                                                     

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                                                      David Hale

                                                      LA Dodgers Organization
                                                      • Selected in the third round of the 2009 MLB Draft by hometown Atlanta Braves
                                                      • Played at Princeton University (2007-2009)
                                                      • Completed his degree at Princeton in Operations Research and Financial Engineering
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                                                        DEON THOMPSON

                                                        Crvena Zvezda MTS Belgrade (Serbia)
                                                        • German League (BLL) Championship (2014)
                                                        • First Team All-German League (2013)
                                                        • Starter on German Cup Championship Team, Alba Berlin (2013)
                                                        • Slovenian Cup MVP, Union Olimpija (2012)
                                                        • Starter on NCAA Championship Team, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2009)
                                                        • All-Time ACC Leader, Games Played (152)
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                                                          ONE PUNCH FROM THE PROMISED LAND: LEON SPINKS, MICHAEL SPINKS, AND THE MYTH OF THE HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE

                                                          One Punch from the Promised Land is the definitive story of Leon and Michael Spinks and a cross-examination of heavyweight boxing in 20th century America. Tandem provides the authors John Florio (author of the novel, Sugar Pop Moon) and Ouisie Shapiro (a five-time Emmy-winning writer and producer of sports documentaries) communications and PR services in promotion of this powerful work.

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                                                            GARY NEAL

                                                            Free Agent
                                                            • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2011)
                                                            • Scored 24 points for the Spurs in Game 3 of the 2013 NBA Finals, including 6-10 from three-point range
                                                            • Has played with San Antonio, Milwaukee, Charlotte, Minnesota and Washington
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                                                              SHANE LARKIN

                                                              Baskonia (Spain)
                                                              • 18th overall selection in 2013 NBA Draft
                                                              • Played at the University of Miami
                                                              • Second-team All-American (2013)
                                                              • Awarded the 2013 ACC Player of the Year
                                                              • Father is MLB Hall of Famer Barry Larkin
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                                                                C.J. Watson

                                                                Free Agent
                                                                • Scored a career-high 40 points while shooting .696 percent from the field (GSW vs. SAC on 2/17/10)
                                                                • Established the Quiet Storm Foundation to provide positive educational and recreational opportunities for disadvantaged youth
                                                                • Played four years for the University of Tennessee
                                                                • Named to the Volunteers’ All-Century Basketball Team
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                                                                  James Michael McAdoo

                                                                  Free Agent
                                                                  • Member of the 2015-16 Golden State Warriors team that holds the NBA record for most single-season wins (73)
                                                                  • 2x NBA Champion with Golden State Warriors (2014-15 and 2016-17)
                                                                  • NBA D-League Champion with Santa Cruz Warriors (2014-15)
                                                                  • 2x Second Team All-ACC selection (2013, 2014)
                                                                  • Averaged 14.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels (2013-14)
                                                                  • USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (2009)
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                                                                    MALIK ROSE

                                                                    General Manager, Erie BayHawks (G League)
                                                                    • 13-year career in the NBA with the Hornets, Spurs, Knicks and Thunder
                                                                    • 2x NBA Champion with the Spurs (1999, 2003)
                                                                    • Currently a color commentator with the Philadelphia 76ers
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                                                                      NYKESHA SALESCommunity Liaison and Coaching Staff Assistant, Connecticut Sun

                                                                      • 10-year career in the WNBA with the Miracle/Sun
                                                                      • 8-time WNBA All-Star
                                                                      • Scored a team record 3,955 points during her WNBA career, which spanned 278 games with the Suns (1999-2007)
                                                                      • One of just six players to be voted on to seven WNBA All-star teams
                                                                      • Holds all-time Connecticut marka for points, game, minutes (8,762), made field goals (1,481), field goal attempts (3,539), made three-pointers (352), three-point attempts (990), and steals (490)
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                                                                        TYLER HANSBROUGH

                                                                        NBA Free Agent
                                                                        • Throughout his seven-year career, has played for the Pacers, Raptors and Hornets
                                                                        • No. 13 Overall Pick in 2009 NBA Draft
                                                                        • NCAA National Champion (2009)
                                                                        • NCAA National Player of the Year (2008)
                                                                        • No. 50 jersey is retired at UNC
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                                                                          RETIN OBASOHAN

                                                                          Scandone Avellino (Italy)
                                                                          • First Team All-SEC and SEC All-Defensive Team Honors (2015-16)
                                                                          • 2016 SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year
                                                                          • Averaged 20.6 points per game in SEC play as a senior
                                                                          • Scored 20+ points in 14 games during his senior season
                                                                          • Graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance in May 2015 and a Master’s Degree in Marketing in 2016
                                                                          • Participated as a member of the Belgium Under-20 National Team
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                                                                            CHINANU ONUAKU

                                                                            Houston Rockets
                                                                            • ACC All-Defensive Team (2016)
                                                                            • Honorable Mention All-ACC Team (2016)
                                                                            • Won a gold medal with the USA U19 World Championship Team (2015)
                                                                            • All-ACC Academic Men’s Basketball Team Selection (2015, 2016)
                                                                            • His brother, Arinze Onuaku, is playing professionally with Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)
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                                                                              Quinn Cook

                                                                              New Orleans Pelicans
                                                                              • NBA D-League Rookie of the Year (2015-16)
                                                                              • 2x NBA D-League All-Star
                                                                              • NBA D-League All-Star MVP (2016-17)
                                                                              • Led Duke to win 2015 NCAA National Championship against Wisconsin
                                                                              • Sporting News Second-Team All-America honors (2014-15)
                                                                              • Seventh Duke player to record 1,000 points and 500 assists in a career
                                                                              • Graduated from Duke with a degree in theater studies (2015)
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                                                                                ADONIS THOMAS

                                                                                Scandone Avellino (Italy)
                                                                                • NBA D-League All Star (2015)
                                                                                • NBA D-League All-Rookie First Team Honors (2013-14)
                                                                                • Third Team All-Conference USA Honors (2013)
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                                                                                  NIKKI MCCRAY

                                                                                  Head Coach, Old Dominion University
                                                                                  • 11-year career in the ABL and WNBA
                                                                                  • 1997 ABL MVP
                                                                                  • 3x WNBA All-Star (1999, 2000, 2001)
                                                                                  • 2x Olympic Gold Medalist (1996, 2000)
                                                                                  • Inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012
                                                                                  • 2x Kodak All-America (1994, 1995)
                                                                                  • 2x Naismith All-America (1994, 1995)
                                                                                  • 2x SEC Player of the Year (1994, 1995)
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                                                                                    ARINZE ONUAKU

                                                                                    Orlando Magic
                                                                                    • Syracuse University graduate
                                                                                    • D-League All-Star (2013)
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                                                                                      FRANK HANRAHAN

                                                                                      Play-by-Play Analyst
                                                                                      • Has covered virtually every team in his 15 years in the Washington market, including the Redskins, Wizards and the Nationals
                                                                                      • Morning sports anchor for 106.7 The Fan and All news 99.1 WNEW in Washington DC
                                                                                      • Play-by-play analyst for the WNBA’s Washington Mystics on Monumental Network, The-Ball Pro Basketball Series and for select Men’s Atlantic 10 TV games
                                                                                      • Serves as the backup Studio Host and Sideline Reporter for Comcast Sportsnet’s television coverage of Washington Wizards games
                                                                                      • Learn more at http://fhanrahan.wix.com/frankhanrahan
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                                                                                        Glenn ConsorColor Analyst, Washington Wizards Radio Network

                                                                                        • Analyst for the Washington Wizards since 2007
                                                                                        • Post-Game Call-In Show Host for the Washington Wizards Radio Network
                                                                                        • More than 20 years of broadcasting experience
                                                                                        • Has also worked as basketball analyst for NBA TV, Home Team Sports, ESPN’s Regional College Basketball coverage, ESPN3, Sports Talk 980, Westwood One’s coverage of the NCAA Tournament, and Comcast SportsNet’s college basketball coverage
                                                                                        • Motivational speaker with engagements including Morgan Stanley, St. Jude Medical and Five-Star Basketball Camps
                                                                                        • Played under Rick Pitino at Boston University and professionally in Israel
                                                                                        • Was a scout for the Wizards and Indiana Pacers
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                                                                                          Bobby Hurley

                                                                                          Head Coach, Arizona State Men’s Basketball
                                                                                          • Coached the University at Buffalo team to its first outright MAC East Division title in the 2013-14 season
                                                                                          • Joe B. Hall Award finalist for nation’s top first year head coach
                                                                                          • Seventh overall pick in the 1993 NBA Draft
                                                                                          • 1993 first-team All-American at Duke
                                                                                          • Three Final Four appearances at Duke
                                                                                          • Helped the Blue Devils win back-to-back National Championships in 1991 and 1992
                                                                                          • Holds the NCAA record for career assists (1,076)
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                                                                                            JORDAN MCRAE

                                                                                            Cleveland Cavaliers
                                                                                            • 2015-16 NBA Champion with the Cleveland Cavaliers
                                                                                            • Graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a degree in Sociology/Criminal Justice (2014)
                                                                                            • 2x First Team All-SEC (2013, 2014)
                                                                                            • 2012-13 Tennessee Male Student-Athlete of the Year
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                                                                                              Patric Young

                                                                                              EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Italy)
                                                                                              • Graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Telecommunications (2014)
                                                                                              • First ever 3x SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year
                                                                                              • NABC Big Man of the Year (2014)
                                                                                              • SEC Defensive Player of the Year (2014)
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                                                                                                JOEL JAMES

                                                                                                Kumamoto Volters (Japan)
                                                                                                • Won ACC Tournament Championship and ACC Regular Season Title with UNC (2015-16)
                                                                                                • Reached NCAA National Championship Title Game (2015-16)
                                                                                                • UNC’s Most Improved Player Award (2014-15)
                                                                                                • Earned a bachelor’s degree in history from UNC (2016)
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                                                                                                  Chris Nelson

                                                                                                  Colorado Rockies Organization
                                                                                                  • Selected ninth overall in the first round of the 2004 MLB Draft
                                                                                                  • Arizona Fall League Rising Star (2008)
                                                                                                  • First MLB player in history to record his first career stolen base on a straight steal of home (9/9/10)
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                                                                                                    Damien Wilkins

                                                                                                    Greensboro Swarm
                                                                                                    • Played at both NC State University and the University of Georgia
                                                                                                    • Played in the NBA for nine seasons for the Seattle SuperSonics, Oklahoma City Thunder, Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons and Philadelphia 76ers
                                                                                                    • Had 149 starts in 563 NBA games played
                                                                                                    • Played internationally for the Beijing Ducks (China) and Indios de Mayaguez (Puerto Rico)
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                                                                                                      Wesley Saunders

                                                                                                      Windy City Bulls
                                                                                                      • Graduated from Harvard with a degree in sociology (2015)
                                                                                                      • Member of the first Harvard senior class to make four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances
                                                                                                      • Harvard’s William J. Bingham Award recipient, given to a male senior who shows integrity and leadership (2015)
                                                                                                      • Three-time All-Ivy First Team selection and a unanimous selection his senior year
                                                                                                      • 11 Ivy League Player of the Week awards (Ivy League record)
                                                                                                      • Ivy League Player of the Year (2013-14)
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                                                                                                        Jason Richardson

                                                                                                        Retired NBA
                                                                                                        • Fifth overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft
                                                                                                        • 2x NBA Slam Dunk Champion (2002-03)
                                                                                                        • MVP of the Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend (2002)
                                                                                                        • NCAA National Championship with Michigan State (2000)
                                                                                                        • Named Michigan’s Mr. Basketball (1998-1999)
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                                                                                                          The GAME

                                                                                                          Tandem provides PR and communications support for Jon Pessah and his book, “The GAME: Inside the Secret World of Major League Baseball’s Power Brokers.” “The GAME” chronicles the past 20 years of baseball, including steroid investigations, Bud Selig’s legacy, the game’s transformation, and a battle of power throughout the league. “The GAME” was published by Little, Brown and Company. Learn more at www.jonpessah.com.

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                                                                                                            WAYNE BLACKSHEAR

                                                                                                            Pistoia (Italy)
                                                                                                            • 2013 NCAA Champion
                                                                                                            • First player in Louisville history to play in the Sweet Sixteen four consecutive years (2015 Elite Eight, 2014 Sweet Sixteen, 2013 National Championship, 2012 Final Four)
                                                                                                            • Honored with Louisville athletics’ Leadership Award
                                                                                                            • Won the 2013 NCAA Elite 89 Award
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                                                                                                              Matt Bowman

                                                                                                              St. Louis Cardinals
                                                                                                              • Selected in the 13th round of the 2012 MLB Draft
                                                                                                              • 2013 Florida State League All-Star
                                                                                                              • Played at Princeton University (2010-2012)
                                                                                                              • Named All-Ivy Honorable Mention at pitcher and shortstop (2012)
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                                                                                                                Ross Ohlendorf

                                                                                                                Tokyo Yakult Swallows
                                                                                                                • Selected in the fourth round of the 2004 MLB Draft
                                                                                                                • Made his MLB debut with the Yankees in 2007
                                                                                                                • 40th pitcher in MLB history to strike out three batters on nine pitches in one inning (9/5/2009)
                                                                                                                • Ranked as the #3 Smartest Athlete in Professional Sports by Sporting News (2010)
                                                                                                                • Interned at the US Department of Agriculture (2009)
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                                                                                                                  Matt McBride

                                                                                                                  Oakland Athletics Organization
                                                                                                                  • Selected in the second round of the 2006 MLB Draft by the Cleveland Indians
                                                                                                                  • Led Patriot League in all three triple crown categories at Lehigh University (2006)
                                                                                                                  • Named a finalist for the Johnny Bench Award (2006)
                                                                                                                  • First former Lehigh student-athlete to play in the MLB since 1976
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