Quality Control Music has led the hip-hop game for the past five years with people like the Migos, Lil Baby, City Girls and Lil Yachty establishing themselves as household names and successful stars. With Cardi B joining the all-star team with a recent management deal, label executives, Kevin “Coach K” Lee and Pierre “P” Thomas, have extended their empire to sports management.
The executive duo launched QC Sports earlier this year and just unveiled their new QC Sports basketball division. They hired veteran agent Derrick Powell as the global basketball manager for the operation. Powell has over 22 years of experience in the NBA, negotiation and agency and one of his first accomplishments at QC Sports was successfully negotiating the extension of the centre’s five-year, $ 100 million contract. veteran Jarrett Allen with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
“The partnership with an industry veteran who has experience, credibility, a proven track record and commitment to customers that Derrick has is perfectly aligned with the QC Sports brand,” said Coach K. The Sports Business Journal in a report.
Powell has represented multiple NBA first and second round draft picks throughout his career and averages at least one NBA Draft pick between 2014 and 2019. The Hampton University alumnus has also negotiated over $ 250 million in player contracts as well as several shoe contracts for its NBA clients.
“QC is the most authentic brand in today’s culture. I am truly honored and more than delighted to be part of the incredible team that Coach and P have built at QC Sports. Most importantly, I’m ready to get down to business and continue to build on the legacy of quality control. I am touched by the level of commitment and dedication that everyone brings to QC Sports clients in their personal and professional lives every day, ”Powell added in the release.
In June, P and Coach K entered the NFL representational arena when they acquired Terra Firma Sports Management, the agency operated by certified NFL agent Brad Cicala. Under the deal, Circala became the managing football partner of QC Sports and also brought its 14-person roster which includes Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver DeSean Jackson, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Benny Snell Jr. and New York Giants wide receiver John Ross III.