Executive search firm Nolan Partners has expanded its U.S. operations with the addition of former sports agent Graham Boone as an associate in Los Angeles.
“Graham’s expertise in basketball operations, advanced scouting and player analytics, along with his reputation among NBA general managers, is of great complement to our growing North American practice,” said Paul Nolan, the firm’s founder and group managing director.
Boone previously served as the director of basketball operations and a National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) player agent for Tandem Sports + Entertainment, where he worked on behalf of NBA stars like Tim Duncan, Jeremy Lin, Grant Hill, Ray Allen and Thaddeus Young, among others.
Prior to helping found Tandem Sports in 2013, he held similar positions at Williams & Connolly, in its sports representation practice.
“Graham was part of my agent representation team and whether it was analytics reports or negotiations, he was always thorough and honest,” commented retired NBA player, Ray Allen (below, left).
Boone brings eight years of experience working with all levels of team and league leadership. He will specialise in executing searches in general management, senior strategy, salary cap administration, senior legal counsel, sports science, talent identification/scouting, CEO, COO, CFO, CRO and CMO positions.
“I’ve known Graham for several years – he has always shown diligence and integrity in his work. He will be a great addition to Nolan Partners,” said Adrian Wojnarowski, senior NBA insider, ESPN.
“Graham was an invaluable partner in building our business for eight years,” said Jim Tanner, president of Tandem Sports + Entertainment. “He is an accomplished negotiator and client manager. I look forward to following his success at Nolan Partners.”
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