Prominent NBA agent Dan Fegan succumbed Sunday in a car accident near Aspen, Colo.
Fegan, 56, was driving an SUV that was struck by a bus while trying to cross or merge onto Highway 82, Colorado State Trooper Gabe Easton told the Aspen Times.
Two passengers going with Fegan, his 5-year-old son and a 29 -year-old California woman, sustained serious injuries and were airlifted to a hospital in Denver, Easton told the newspaper.
The bus driver and the one fare on board reportedly were unhurt. The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority operates the passenger bus, which was headed to Glenwood Springs, Colo.
RFTA chief executive officer Dan Blankenship told the Aspen Times, “The bus didn’t have time to avoid the collision, so it broadsided the other vehicle and knocked it into the median.”
Fegan’s family issued a statement via spokesman Terry Fahn: “Today we lost a great humanity, father, son and brother who always stood up not only for his purchasers but too for what he knew was right. We are all dismayed and saddened by this tragic growing and appreciate the outpouring of the assistance provided. We ask for privacy at this difficult time.”
Fegan’s client list had included Dwight Howard, John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Nene and Ricky Rubio, according to the Aspen Times. The newspaper reported that last year he was fired from his agency, Independent Sports& Entertainment, and the sides subsequently were involved in a lawsuit.
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