Influential NBA agent Dan Fegan died in a crash involving his passenger vehicle and transit bus Sunday near Aspen, Colo. Fegan was 56.
At one time, Fegan represented some of the biggest names in the NBA: Dwight Howard, DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall, Ricky Rubio, Amar’e Stoudemire, DeAndre Jordan and Shawn Marion. He had an aggressive style and was known for trying to force some of his clients from one team to another in what were sometimes public clashes. It created a difficult situation, but Fegan was determined to do what he thought was best for his client.
Fegan, who had an appreciation for fly-fishing, skiing, chess and the author Jim Harrison, was also respected by team executives who knew he negotiated on behalf of his clients. As Fegan got older, his client list decreased as he spent more time with his son. Just weeks ago, Fegan, who also had a home in the Los Angeles area, was debating staying home for All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles to see friends and acquaintances or spend the weekend in Aspen.
Fegan was killed when the SUV he was driving was hit by a Roaring Fork Transportation Authority bus along Highway 82, the Colorado State Patrol said. Two other passengers in the SUV, a 29-year-old woman from California and Fegan’s 5-year-old son, were airlifted to a hospital in Denver with serious injuries, according to Colorado State Trooper Gabe Easton. The name of the woman has not been released.