Who Is Dan Fegan? NBA Agent Killed in Car Crash Represented John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and Dwight Howard

Dan Fegan, a professional basketball agent who represented some of the NBA’s biggest names, reportedly died in a car crash on Sunday near Aspen.

ESPN reported, via the Colorado State Patrol, that Fegan’s vehicle was struck by a bus while attempting to merge onto the freeway. He was 56.

"Today we lost a great man, father, son and brother who always stood up not only for his clients, but also for what he knew was right," a statement from the Fegan family’s representatives reported by ESPN read. "We are all shocked and saddened by this tragic development and appreciate the outpouring of support. We ask for privacy at this difficult time."

The Aspen Times reported that Fegan’s five-year-old son was also in the vehicle at the time of the crash. “Two other passengers in the SUV, a 29-year-old woman from California and Fegan’s 5-year-old son, were airlifted to a hospital in Denver with serious injuries, according to Colorado State Trooper Gabe Easton,” Erica Robbie and David Krause wrote. The name of the woman has not been released. Updates on their condition were not available Sunday night.

USA Today noted Fegan had an “aggressive” style of negotiating on behalf of his clients, who included at one time or another John Wall of the Washington Wizards, Dwight Howard of the Charlotte Hornets and the New Orleans Pelicans’ DeMarcus Cousins. “He had an aggressive style and was known for trying to force some of his clients from one team to another in what were sometimes public clashes. It created a difficult situation, but Fegan was determined to do what he thought was best for his client,” Jeff Zillgitt wrote. Zillgitt said Fegan had slowed down in recent years to spend more time with his son, who was airlifted to a Denver hospital on Sunday night along with the 29-year-old passenger.