Josh Hairston, a former Duke basketball player now employed as an NBA agent by Mike Miller’s Lift Sports Management, joins Steve Wiseman of the N&O to talk about his journey from basketball player to agent representing former Duke forward Wendell Moore. Hairston explains how his former Blue Devils teammate and longtime friend Kyrie Irving helped him transition from his playing career overseas into a player support role. It also provides unique insight into the controversial Irving, who currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets.
Wiseman and Hairston also discuss Duke’s transition from Mike Krzyzewski to Jon Scheyer following Krzyzewski’s retirement. And they detail the impact of Name, Imagination, and Likeness (NIL) agreements on college basketball.
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This story was originally published June 14, 2022 5:05 a.m.