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Carter Extends Deal With Agent


Vince Carter of the Toronto Raptors extended his agreement with embattled agent Tank Black through 2011 on Saturday.

Carter, the NBA Rookie of the Year last season, is Black's only client in the NBA, while the agent has about 30 clients who play in the NFL.

Black, whose offices are in Columbia, S.C., could lose his license to do business in the NFL due to a disciplinary complaint filed by the NFL Players Association, which regulates agents for the league.

The NFLPA accused Black of paying former Florida football players before their eligibility had expired. Former Gator Johnny Rutledge has publicly admitted to receiving money from Black.

Several of the players Black represents, including Carter and Jacksonville Jaguars running back Fred Taylor, have showed the support for Black, saying they never had inappropriate contact.

"I have looked forward to playing in the NBA for a long time," said Carter, a Daytona Beach native. "Tank is helping me realize all the goals I set for myself as a professional athlete."

Black said the deal with Carter was a major boost to his company, Professional Management Inc., especially considering his situation.

"It makes me feel good to know that the people I actually work for feel comfortable enough to do this," Black said. "Even with all the things going on, it says Vince knows what kind of person I am and what kind of company he's dealing with."

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