Mike Conley, Sr., former track star and father to Ohio St. point guard Mike Conley, Jr. ; has announced that he will be the agent for the three OSU players declaring early for the draft. That would be Oden, Conley and Daquan Cook.
We find it terribly interesting that the NCAA has rules against player interaction with agents, yet Conley has a long history with these three. Particularly his son.
Conley coached all three in AAU, and one can only assume (since Conley says that he has been planning for the last 5 years or so to become an agent) that some conversations or discussions took place between Conley and the players.
Anyway, in this day and age, with the slotted salaries for the draft pics in the NBA, the issue isn't negotiating a salary. It is marketing and endorsement deals and image protection.
"Conley Sr. said his son didn't realize he was a lottery pick until someone mentioned it to him the day before the national title game against Florida in Atlanta. "
Mmmm. Excellent. Good luck, fellas.