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Leon Rose
Sports agent

Leon Rose

Leon Rose
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Intro Sports agent
Is Lawyer Athlete Basketball player
From United States of America
Field Law Sports
Gender male
Birth 1961, Cherry Hill, Camden County, New Jersey, USA
Age 61 years
Dickinson College
Temple University Beasley School of Law
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Leon Rose (born 1961) is an American basketball executive, attorney and sports agent. He serves as president of the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). As a sports agent, Rose represented a number of prominent NBA players, including Allen Iverson and LeBron James.

Early life

Rose grew up in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and attended Cherry Hill High School East, where he played basketball and was later inducted into the school's hall of fame. Rose graduated from Dickinson College, where he played on the basketball team, and earned his law degree at Temple University Beasley School of Law. He was inducted into the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.

Sports agent career

Rose represented LeBron James from 2005 until 2012, when James left to join a new agency led by Rich Paul, who worked under Rose at CAA. Rose and fellow CAA agent Henry Thomas, who at the time represented the Heat's Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, worked together to bring the three players together on the Miami Heat in 2010. Rose negotiated a four-year deal for James with Miami. He had previously negotiated a 2006 extension for James with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Executive career

On March 2, 2020, Rose was named president of the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).


Rose's previous and current clients include:

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 07 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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