Michelle Wie's agent resigns - second in two years to quit
Following Michelle Wie’s 19th-place finish at the Samsung World Championship, her agent has resigned from the William Morris Agency and will no longer represent the 18 year old. Wie’s previous manager, Ross Berlin, a former PGA Tour executive, resigned from the Wie camp in 2006.
According to the Associated Press:
Greg Nared, a former Nike business manager whom the William Morris Agency hired a year ago to manage Wie, resigned as vice president of golf. His announcement came one day after Wie finished 19th in a 20-player field at the Samsung World Championship.
“After careful consideration for my future, I have resigned effective immediately,” Nared said in a statement e-mailed to The Associated Press. “I’m very grateful to the William Morris Agency for the opportunity to work with world-class athletes. It has been an invaluable experience and I’ll forever cherish (it).”
Nared declined to elaborate when contacted before flying home to Oregon. Jill Smoller, to whom Nared reported at William Morris, did not immediately return a call.
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Bubbles may start going through agents as frequently as she has gone through caddies.
"It's her agent's fault she had such a crappy year. He was mean and made her actually play in hard tournaments rather than letting her just collect endorsement paychecks."
She didn't finish last, that has been a long time coming!!!
How ya keepin mate.
Agents and caddies are like tissues.
They are disposable.
Her agent has moved on. Not a big deal.
Good grief!! this is a Stanford University freshman speaking?!
The matter could be very simple: Wie is not winning enough prize money, nor is she getting new endorsement deals, the agent is simply not making his 10%. He quits so that he can make money off some other athletes.
Well stated...with agents and caddies it is all about the money. Nared did say "after careful consideration for MY future."
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