Former NBA All-Star Continues Business Success, Launches Ad Agency

What's next for the successful athlete/entrepreneur?

Former pro basketball star Jamal Mashburn is ready for a new game. The New York native who played basketball as a forward with the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat is going to try his skills in the advertising world.

It’s not the ex-baller’s first brush with business. After retiring from the NBA in 2004, he opened various business.

Now comes the advertising agency.

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His partner in the latest venture is Jonathan Sackett and the name of the company is Mashburn Sackett agency in Chicago. Mashburn is chairman and Sackett, who most recently was a senior partner at ad firm Ogilvy & Mather, is President/CEO. Ten people are on staff.

The agency is much-needed as there are 0nly a handful of black-owned ad firms in existence. But for Mashburn the transition from sports to business isn’t that odd.

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