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Jeff Moorad

Sports agent

Jeff Moorad is a minority owner of the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was previously a minority owner Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team, and is a former sports agent. He is an Assyrian American. He also owns the Hall of Fame Racing NASCAR team. For many years, Moorad was a player agent partnered with Leigh Steinberg at 'Steinberg, Moorad & Dunn' ("SMD") and represented many baseball, football, and basketball players. They sold SMD in October 1999 to Assante Sports Management Group, a Canadian financial-management firm, for a reported $120 million. Assante acquired several other sports agencies. In February 2002, David Dunn left SMD to open Athletes First, taking about 50 N.F.L. players with him and opening offices about a mile from Steinberg's in Newport Beach, Calif. Extensive litigation ensued involving Dunn and Assante. Steinberg later reacquired some pieces of the agency he had sold to Assante. When Steinberg left, Moorad renamed the firm as Moorad Sports Management. One of the most prominent players managed by Moorad during his tenure as an agent was left-fielder Manny Ramirez. In December 2000, Moorad and then-Red Sox general manager Dan Duquette  ( Wikipedia article )

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Sports agent

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University of California, Los Angeles
Modesto Junior College
Villanova University School of Law

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