Report: Lowry’s agent ‘relinquishes NBPA certification’ in wake of FBI probe

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (Christopher Katsarov/AP)

In in the immediate aftermath of its investigation into student-athlete recruiting in college basketball in late September, the FBI raided the offices of ASM sports, the agency founded by notable NBA agent Andy Miller.

On Wednesday a memo was circulated on behalf of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) notifying the league’s players that Miller had “relinquished his NBPA certification,” according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Miller represented a handful of star players around the NBA, including three members of the Toronto Raptors— Kyle Lowry, Serge Ibaka and Fred VanVleet.

There is no word as to how those Raptors players will be impacted. Miller helped Lowry and Ibaka ink three-year extensions with Toronto this past summer, but VanVleet’s contract expires after this season. According to Wojnarowski, many of Miller’s former clients “are expected to remain with other agents in the company.”

As one agent told Sportsnet in September, the investigations will ultimately expose the “seedy underbelly” of basketball.

More to come.