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Kevin Johnson joins Independent Sports and Entertainment

NEW YORK -- Former Sacramento mayor and NBA star Kevin Johnson is joining the agency Independent Sports and Entertainment. Power agent Dan Fegan has been ousted as president of ISE Basketball as part of the shake-up.

ISE said Friday that Johnson will serve as vice chairman, addressing the company's "corporate vision and strategy'' and helping clients in contract negotiations and career development.

In a statement released Friday, Fegan called the ISE's announcement "a big surprise," claiming the agency had just offered him a long-term contract Thursday. Fegan went on to say he rejected that offer "for several reasons, including my opposition to the current senior management structure."

Over the years, Fegan has represented such prominent NBA players as Dwight Howard, DeMarcus Cousins, DeAndre Jordan and Chandler Parsons.

Chris Grancio, ISE's chief marketing officer, is replacing Fegan on an interim basis. ISE said the company remains firmly committed to basketball.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.