Dan Fegan, a prominent National Basketball Association agent whose past clients included the likes of John Wall, Dwight Howard and DeMarcus Cousins, among others, died in a auto crash Sunday morning in Aspen, Colorado, according to The Aspen Times. It is also the year Fegan signed an estimated $582.7 million in contracts for 17 clients.
Fegan was trying to cross or merge onto Highway 82 when his SUV was broadsided by a Roaring Forks Transportation Authority bus at around 9:22 a.m., The Colorado State Patrol told The Aspen Times.
Two passengers in the vehicle, including Fegan's five-year-old son, were also hospitalized in the crash. Fegan had represented many National Basketball Association players, including John Wall, Demarcus Cousins and Dwight Howard.
The bus driver and the one passenger on board reportedly were unhurt.
Howard reacted to the news on Twitter, writing, "My heart and prayers go out to the family, especially Dan's young son who was apparently injured in this accident". Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this hard time'.
In 2012, Fegan made headlines when it was revealed he was leaking information about a meeting between Dwight Howard and Rob Hennigan, the Magic General Manager, the Richest reported.
Last year, Fegan became embroiled in a messy split with his agency, Independent Sports & Entertainment, which fired him.
The NBA world was hit with a tragic incident on Sunday.
More than his talent as an agent, though, he is being remembered for being a great friend.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wrote, "RIP Dan John".