Jay Z Opens Sports Representation Agency, Roc Nation Sports, Signs Robinson Cano
Jay-Z and his company Roc Nation, announced today that they’re getting into the sports representation business through a partnership with Creative Artists Agency. The company, Roc Nation Sports, announced that its first client is New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano who is in the final season of a $57 million contract.
“At this point in my career, I am ready to take a more active role in my endeavors on and off the field,” Cano said in a statement. “I am confident that the pairing of Roc Nation Sports and CAA Sports will be essential in helping me accomplish my short- and long-term goals. I am making this important decision now so I can keep my focus on helping the Yankees succeed in 2013, while minimizing any distractions for me and my teammates.”
According to some sources Jay-Z is planning to be a certified agent, first in baseball and eventually in basketball and football. In order to represent clients in basketball, he would have to give up his small share of the Brooklyn Nets, ESPN reports.