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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Max Wiepking

Max is a certified agent by the National Basketball Players Association. His extensive basketball background both on-and off-the-court allows him to provide knowledgeable analysis of team rosters, salary cap scenarios and the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Prior to joining Tandem, Max worked as an analytics intern and a player development associate for the Dallas Mavericks. He also played four years of basketball at the University of Arizona.


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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    Naismith Memorial Basketball HOF
    • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Class of 2018
    • 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
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      Naismith Memorial Basketball HOF
      • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Class of 2018
      • 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)
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        • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2020
        • 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)
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          TIM DUNCAN

          Assistant Coach, San Antonio Spurs
          • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2020
          • 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)
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            JEREMY LIN

            Beijing Ducks (China)
            • NBA Champion (2019)
            • 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.
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              Ja Morant

              Memphis Grizzlies
              • 2020 NBA Rookie of the Year
              • 3x NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month (November, December, January)
              • No. 2 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft
              • First Division I player to average 20ppg and 10apg (2018-19 season)
              • First Team AP All-American (2019)
              • 2X OVC Champion (2018, 2019)
              • OVC Player of the Year (2019)
              • Murray State all-time assists leader
              • Murray State single season scoring leader

                Desmond Bane

                Memphis Grizzlies
                • 2020-21 NBA All-Rookie Second Team
                • Set Grizzlies team record for three-point field goal percentage (.432) (2020-21)
                • Ranks ninth all-time in NBA rookie three-point shooting (2020-21)
                • Selected No. 30 in the 2020 NBA Draft

                  JARRETT ALLEN

                  Cleveland Cavaliers
                  • 2019 NBA All-Star Rising Star
                  • 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

                    THADDEUS YOUNG

                    San Antonio Spurs
                    • Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Nominee (2019)
                    • 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

                      Chris Young

                      • Royals’ Game 1 winning pitcher and Game 4 starting pitcher in the 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)

                        MARVIN WILLIAMS

                        • #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)

                          JOHN HENSON

                          Free Agent
                          • 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

                            ALANA BEARD

                            • Back-to-back WNBA Defensive Player of the Year (2017, 2018)
                            • 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)

                              MIKE FORD

                              New York Yankees
                              • Made his Major League debut with the Yankees in April 18, 2019
                              • Notched first Major League home run April 23, 2019
                              • Named 2019 Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders Player of the Year
                              • Ivy League Player of the Year (2013)
                              • Ivy League Pitcher of the Year (2013)
                              • Graduated from Princeton in 2015 with a history degree

                                BRANDAN WRIGHT

                                Free Agent
                                • #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%)

                                  RYAN MEISINGER

                                  St. Louis Cardinals

                                    Gerald Henderson

                                    • 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

                                      JUSTIN JACKSON

                                      Milwaukee Bucks
                                      • 2020-21 NBA Champion
                                      • 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

                                        Noah Vonleh

                                        Free Agent
                                        • Posted career highs of 8.4 points and 7.8 rebounds in New York (2018-19)
                                        • Selected 9th overall in the in 2014 NBA Draft
                                        • Played one season at Indiana University

                                          BRETT KENNEDY

                                          San Diego Padres Organization
                                            New York Knicks
                                            • Recipient of ACC’s Skip Prosser Award (2021)
                                            • Led Clemson in scoring, rebounds, assists and blocks (2020-21)
                                            • Averaged 13.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists for Clemson (2020-21)



                                              Raymond Felton

                                              Free Agent
                                              • 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

                                                DAVID BELL

                                                Cincinnati Reds Manager


                                                  Chicago Bulls
                                                  • All-MEAC First Team (2020-21)
                                                  • MEAC All-Defensive Team (2020-21)
                                                  • Averaged 15.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks for Morgan State (2020-21)
                                                  • Played two seasons at Morgan State University after stops at University of Nevada Las Vegas and Florida Gulf Coast University
                                                    Milwaukee Bucks
                                                    • Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team Honors (2019-20, 2020-21)
                                                    • Averaged 17.6 points, 4.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds (2020-21)
                                                    • Helped lead Dayton to the No. 3 ranking in the country (2019-20)
                                                    • Played four years at the University of Dayton
                                                      Atlanta Hawks
                                                      • Ranked 1st in FG% and 6th in blocked shots in ACC conference play (2020-21)
                                                      • Averaged 10.7 points (60.2% shooting), 5.5 rebounds and 1.9 blocks (2020-21)
                                                      • Finished college career at the University of Notre Dame after spending his freshman season at the University of Connecticut



                                                        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

                                                          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
                                                          • 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
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                                                            Orlando Magic
                                                            • Helped lead USC to the Elite 8 (2020-21)
                                                            • USC’s second-leading scorer (2020-21)
                                                            • Finished college career at the University of Southern California as a graduate transfe
                                                              Minnesota Timberwolves
                                                              • 3x SoCon Defensive Player of the Year (2020-21, 2019-20, 2018-19)
                                                              • 2x SoCon Player of the Year (2020-21, 2019-20)
                                                              • Led his team in scoring (19.2), assists (4.0) and steals (2.6)
                                                              • Played four years at the University of North Carolina Greensboro
                                                                Brooklyn Nets
                                                                • All-AAC Second Team selection (2020-21)
                                                                • Averaged 15.0 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.6 steals (2020-21)
                                                                • Played two seasons at the University of Tulsa after transferring from LSU

                                                                  LUKE KORNET

                                                                  Boston Celtics
                                                                  • 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)

                                                                    David Hale

                                                                    Philadelphia Phillies 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

                                                                      PAT SPENCER

                                                                      2020 Draft Prospect
                                                                      • Grad transfer to Northwestern for 2019-20 season
                                                                      • Averaged 10.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.9 assists at Northwestern
                                                                      • Finalist for 2020 AAU Sullivan Award, which honors the nation’s best amateur athlete
                                                                      • Top-10 in total assists (119) in Big Ten
                                                                      • Top-10 in total assists per game (4.0) in Big Ten
                                                                      • Four-year lacrosse player at Loyola-Maryland
                                                                      • Won prestigious Tewaaraton Award, which is presented to the top college lacrosse player in the country
                                                                      • Drafted No. 1 in Premier Lacrosse League draft by Archers LC (2019)
                                                                      • All-time leader in assists (231) and second in points (280) in NCAA lacrosse

                                                                        DEON THOMPSON

                                                                        Unicaja Malaga (Spain)
                                                                        • 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)

                                                                          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.


                                                                            LUKE MAYE

                                                                            Aquila Basket Trento (Italy)
                                                                            • 2X Skip Prosser Award Winner (2018, 2019)
                                                                            • NCAA Champion (2017)
                                                                            • AP All-American Third Team (2018)
                                                                            • All-ACC First Team (2018)
                                                                            • All-ACC Second Team (2019)

                                                                              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

                                                                                DERRICK WILLIAMS

                                                                                Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)
                                                                                • No. 2 pick in the 2011  NBA Draft
                                                                                • All-Rookie Second Team (2011-12)
                                                                                • 2012 NBA Dunk Contest Participant
                                                                                • Has played for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Sacramento Kings, New York Knicks, Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers
                                                                                • Consensus All-American Second Team (2011)
                                                                                • Pac-10 Player of the Year (2011)
                                                                                • Pac-10 Freshman of the Year (2010)

                                                                                  Darnell Cowart

                                                                                  • Averaged 10.3 PPG and 6.5 RPG in 20.0 MPG during Murray State’s NCAA Tournament run in 2018-19
                                                                                  • Finished 9th in the OVC in rebounds per game and 8th in offensive rebounds during the 2018-19 season
                                                                                  • OVC All-Tournament Team (2019)

                                                                                    Isaiah Hicks

                                                                                    Seoul Samsung Thunder (South Korea)
                                                                                    • Played Summer League with the Hornets (2019)
                                                                                    • Played two seasons with the New York Knicks (2017-19)
                                                                                    • Helped lead UNC to an NCAA Champion  (2017)
                                                                                    • ACC 6th Man of the Year (2016)

                                                                                      Catch A Star

                                                                                      Tandem provides PR and communications support for Tamika Catchings’ “Catch A Star.” The New York Times best-seller is Catchings’ self-told story of her journey overcoming the odds and becoming one of the greatest female basketball players of all time. “Catch A Star” tells of Tamika making an impact through the Catch the Stars Foundation and helping young people achieve their dreams.


                                                                                        JOEL BERRY

                                                                                        Besiktas JK (Turkey)
                                                                                        • 2018 First Team All-ACC
                                                                                        • AAU James E. Sullivan Award Finalist (2018)
                                                                                        • 2017 NCAA Champion
                                                                                        • 2017 Final Four Most Outstanding Player
                                                                                        • 2016 ACC Tournament MVP

                                                                                          NYKESHA SALES

                                                                                          Assistant Coach, Univ. of Central Florida
                                                                                          • 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)

                                                                                            BEN LAMMERS

                                                                                            Alba Berlin (Germany)
                                                                                            • 2X ACC All-Defensive Team (2017, 2018)
                                                                                            • 2017 ACC Defensive Player of the Year
                                                                                            • All-ACC Second Team (2016-17)
                                                                                            • Led Georgia Tech to the NIT Championship game as a junior

                                                                                              TYLER HANSBROUGH

                                                                                              Sichuan (China)
                                                                                              • 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

                                                                                                ADONIS THOMAS

                                                                                                Gravelines (France)
                                                                                                • NBA D-League All Star (2015)
                                                                                                • NBA D-League All-Rookie First Team Honors (2013-14)
                                                                                                • Third Team All-Conference USA Honors (2013)

                                                                                                  NIKKI MCCRAY

                                                                                                  Head Coach, Old Dominion University
                                                                                                  • Conference USA Coach of the Year (2019-20)
                                                                                                  • Virginia Sports Information Directors State Coach of the Year (2019-20)
                                                                                                  • 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)

                                                                                                    STEVEN ELLIOTT


                                                                                                    Steven Elliott’s untitled book tells the true story of the soldier who engaged in a “friendly fire” conflict that resulted in the death of fellow Ranger Pat Tillman. Tandem serves as Steven’s literary agency and provides publicity services for Steven and his book.


                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                        DANNY BARNES

                                                                                                        Toronto Blue Jays
                                                                                                        • Drafted by the Blue Jays in 2010
                                                                                                        • Made his MLB debut on August 2, 2016
                                                                                                        • Played three seasons at Princeton University

                                                                                                          The Capital of Basketball

                                                                                                          John McNamara was a 30-year veteran sports reporter and one of five employees tragically murdered in a mass shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, MD last June. In addition to local sports reporting John authored two other books pertaining to University of Maryland athletics, and was in the process of writing The Capital of Basketball: A History of D.C. Area High School Hoops at the time of his murder. To honor his memory, McNamara’s widow, Andrea Chamblee, completed the book with the assistance of David Elfin who helped McNamara previously co-author a book. “The Capital of Basketball” is available for purchase now.

                                                                                                          John McNamara was devoted to highlighting and celebrating basketball in the Washington, D.C metro area. McNamara, with the help of Chamblee, came up with the idea to document and celebrate the rich history of D.C basketball. This book includes some of the greatest to have ever played, including Hall of Famers Elgin Baylor, Dave Bing, and E.B. Henderson, the first African American certified to teach physical education in public schools. These figures and many others are chronicled in the book, the first-ever comprehensive look at the prolific high school players, teams and coaches in the D.C. metropolitan area.


                                                                                                            The King of Halloween & Miss Firecracker Queen

                                                                                                            The King of Halloween and Miss Firecracker Queen is Lori Leachman’s memoir about growing up in the South, football, and the death of the patriarch from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). It tells the story of a life in football from a daughter’s perspective. It provides an intimate look at one family’s rise through the ranks of competitive football – from playing at the University of Tennessee, to high school and college coaching; followed by coaching in the WFL, CFL and NFL, and ultimately to Super Bowl champions. It also chronicles the family’s struggle to deal with and understand the decline of the father who was at the center of this lifestyle from CTE. The book also addresses racial relations in the South during the period of school integration. Learn more at


                                                                                                              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)

                                                                                                                Patric Young

                                                                                                                Free Agent
                                                                                                                • 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)

                                                                                                                  Damien Wilkins

                                                                                                                  • Played at both NC State University and the University of Georgia
                                                                                                                  • Has played in the NBA for tenseasons for the Seattle SuperSonics, Oklahoma City Thunder, Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers and Indiana Pacers
                                                                                                                  • Played internationally for the Beijing Ducks (China) and Indios de Mayaguez (Puerto Rico)

                                                                                                                    Wesley Saunders

                                                                                                                    Vanoli (Italy)
                                                                                                                    • 2018-19 Italian Cup Champions (Vanoli Cremona)
                                                                                                                    • 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)

                                                                                                                      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)

                                                                                                                        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


                                                                                                                          Matt Bowman

                                                                                                                          Cincinnati Reds Organization
                                                                                                                          • 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)

                                                                                                                            Matt McBride

                                                                                                                            • 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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