SFX plays ball with Tellem talent pool

Clients include Bryant, Miller, Belle

NEW YORK — SFX Entertainment said Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire leading basketball and baseball talent-representation firm Tellem & Associates. Price wasn’t disclosed.

Tellem’s client list includes about 20 major league baseball players and more than 35 basketball players, including Kobe Bryant, Reggie Miller, Mark Jackson and Will Perdue as well as Danny Fortson, Antawn Jamison, Trace McGrady, Baron Davis, Brent Barry, Jonathan Bender, Jermaine O’Neal and Tim Thomas.

Baseball clients include Albert Belle, Nomar Garciaparra, Jason Giambi, Doug Glanville, Mike Lieberthal and Mike Mussina.

The addition of Tellem’s clients to SFX’s roster gives a big boost to the company’s fast-growing Sports Group.

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