Arn Tellem, the agent credited with manufacturing Kobe Bryant's drop to the Los Angeles Lakers, has decided it's time to play on the other side of the fence. Tellem has accepted a postion as vice chair of Palace Sports & Entertainment, the conglomerate that owns the Detroit Pistons, reports Liz Mullen of Sports Business Daily. This puts an era where he, along with Casey Wasserman, built up the Wasserman Media group into a powerhouse into his storied past.
Tellem will oversee various off-the-court aspects of Palace Sports, including business strategy, public affairs, planning and development, according to Mullen. Arn built up an incredible amount of influence while he's honed his craft, and was named the world's most influential basketball agent by Forbes in 2013.
Kobe may have moved on from Tellem long ago, but that hasn't slowed down his conquest of the basketball landscape. Tellem's client list is impressive, including players like Russell Westbrook, both Marc and Pau Gasol, Derrick Rose, LaMarcus Aldridge and a seemingly endless list of talent. The full list can be seen over at HoopsHype.
Stan Van Gundy is expected to continue making the Pistons' basketball decisions.