Tony Dutt joins IPZ as a consultant and will focus on building the company’s sports group with a specialization in basketball. Dutt is a certified NBA and FIBA agent with over 30 years of experience representing professional basketball players. Throughout his career, Dutt has negotiated more than $1 billion in guaranteed NBA contracts for his clients – most notably being Rashard Lewis’ six-year $118 million deal inked in 2007.
In addition to Lewis, Dutt’s clients have included: Karl Malone, Shawn Kemp, Derek Anderson, Nick Van Exel, Antonio Daniels, Adrian Griffin, Avery Johnson, Brandon Bass, Raymond Felton, Markieff and Marcus Morris, and Justin and Jrue Holiday.
Dutt’s negotiation experience has enabled him to form close long-standing relationships with coaches and GMs across the NBA. He has also had success placing players overseas and has negotiated tens of millions of dollars in deals internationally.
Additionally, early on in Dutt’s sports career, he recruited and assisted in the representation of numerous athletes within the National Football League (NFL) and Major League Baseball (MLB).
Dutt served on the NBAPA Agent Committee while the 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) was created. The well-respected and knowledgeable sports industry leader earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Northwood University.