After a two year partnership, CAA Sports and Roc Nation Sports have ended their partnership. The split was planned and amicable, reports Hollywood Reporter.
“We have had a great relationship with CAA in this short time of two years and are grateful,” Roc Nation Sports president Juan Perez said. “We are ready to stand on our own.”
“Roc Nation Sports and CAA Sports are two of the premier agencies and they will continue their high levels of client service to the world’s top athletes,” the agencies said in a joint statement. “They have enjoyed their time as partners and have achieved many successes together. Going forward, they will each focus their efforts on their own business opportunities and clientele.”
Roc Nation, the music management company owned by Jay Z, partnered with CAA in April 2013 to expand its practice into sports. MLB All-Star Robinson Cano was the first athlete to come on board, and he has since been joined by more than a dozen others, including NBA All-Star Kevin Durant, New York Giants wideout Victor Cruz and Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia.
These players, plus athletes including the NFL’s Dez Bryant and Ndamukong Suh, as well as the WNBA’s Skylar Diggins, currently are co-represented by CAA and Roc Nation.