National Basketball Association agent Dan Fegan was identified as the man killed in a auto crash near Aspen, Colorado when his SUV was hit by a bus on Highway 82, according to the Aspen Times.
Fegan's 5-year-old son and a 29-year-old California woman also were in his SUV when he tried to merge onto a highway and was broadsided by a commuter bus, according to the Colorado State Patrol.
"The vehicles collided around 9:22 a.m.as the SUV attempted to merge on the highway from Smith Way road at about mile marker 34, according to Blankenship".
Fegan was among the NBA's most powerful agents, one known for aggressive tactics when negotiating on behalf of his clients.
There was one passenger in the bus, but the passenger and driver did not suffer injuries. "We ask for privacy at this hard time", the statement added.
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Several of Fegan's former clients took to Twitter as news of his death was being learned. During his prime, the 56-yard old was a household name and was thoroughly appreciated by the National Basketball Association fraternity. "The name of the woman has not been released", reports the Aspen Times.
The agency fired him, causing a very public and costly lawsuit when it claimed he operated a side agency and was trying to poach its clients.
More than his talent as an agent, though, he is being remembered for being a great friend. "It created a hard situation, but Fegan was determined to do what he thought was best for his client", Jeff Zillgitt wrote.
Memphis Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons tweeted: "I can't believe you are gone". This doesn't seem real, or fair, but i know you are in a better place.