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A little more than a year ago, Jay Z shocked the sports world by announcing that he was forming a new sports representation agency called Roc Nation Sports and signing Robinson Cano as his first client. Since that time, he has signed a handful of other top-notch athletes, including Kevin Durant, Skylar Diggins, and C.C. Sabathia, and RNS has quickly turned into one of the major players as far as sports agencies are concerned. And it doesn't sound like RNS is interested in slowing anytime soon, either.
Recently, GQ caught up with RNS president Juan Perez to talk about the past, present, and future of the company. And he talked about the kinds of athletes RNS is interested in signing, the number of athletes they want to have on their roster, and what the selection process is like. Here are a few of the best quotes from the interview:
- On the factors that determine who gets signed to RNS: "First, we look at performance. You just have to be at a certain level, cream of the crop. Then the same things: a story behind him, his character, the market value of the player, just different things."
- On keeping RNS small and exclusive: "Right now we're just boutique-ish. And we want to keep it that way. Maybe ten, fifteen football players. Ten, fifteen baseball players. We don't want it to be 150, a thousand players, nah."
- On who ultimately makes the final call with regards to signing players to RNS: "Just me and Jay."
You can read the entire interview over here. Perez doesn't reveal a ton about RNS. But he does give the impression that RNS is ready to make some major moves in the future.
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