Bill Duffy (basketball)

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Bill Duffy is an American sports agent representing players in the National Basketball Association.

Life and career[edit]

Duffy is a former basketball player, and played basketball at Santa Clara University. He was selected by the Denver Nuggets in the fifth round[1] of the 1982 NBA Draft (the team's fourth pick that year).[2]

His BDA Sports Management company represents stars such as Yao Ming, Steve Nash, Joakim Noah, Klay Thompson, Rajon Rondo, Mike Conley Jr., Jahlil Okafor, Stanley Johnson, and Andrew Wiggins. [3][4][5][6]

In 2003, Duffy's firm famously failed to notify the Miami Heat that his client Anthony Carter wished to exercise a $4.1 million player option on his contract by the deadline.[7][8][9] The failure allowed the team to renounced their rights to Carter, opening up cap space that was later used to sign Lamar Odom.[8] Duffy agreed to make up the lost wages to Carter, and, as of 2016, continued to make regular installments to Carter.[8]


  1. ^ "Draft History: 1982 Draft". Archived from the original on 2008-04-07. Retrieved 2008-05-13. 
  2. ^ BDA Sports - About BDA
  3. ^ HoopsHype - NBA Agents - Bill Duffy
  4. ^ NBA - With Yao, agent Duffy stands tall, too
  5. ^ "Ainge's criticism of Rondo angers agent", ESPN, accessed June 25, 2009. Retrieved on 2009-07-10
  6. ^ BDA Sports - BDA Athletes Archived February 8, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Stein, Marc. "Missed option deadline makes Carter a free agent". ESPN. Retrieved 2016-09-28. 
  8. ^ a b c "Anthony Carter happy to rejoin the Heat 13 years after his agent's infamous slip-up | Heat Check". Miami Herald. Retrieved 2016-09-28. 
  9. ^ Velin, Bob. "Agent's error costs Carter millions". USA Today. Retrieved 2016-09-28.