It's not everyday a MULTI-MILLIONAIRE takes time from his fishing trip to help a couple of stranded common folk ... but this weekend, San Diego Padres owner Jeff Moorad came to the rescue. Moorad… READ MORE >
Jeff Moorad is a former sports agent, he is currently lead owner of the San Diego Padres and part-owner (12%) of the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team. He is an Assyrian American. He also owns the Hall of Fame Racing NASCAR team. For many years, Moorad was a player agent partnered with Leigh Steinberg at 'Steinberg, Moorad & Dunn' ("SMD") and represented many baseball, football, and basketball players. They sold SMD in October 1999 to Assante Sports Management Group, a Canadian financial-management firm, for a reported $120 million. Assante acquired several other sports agencies. In February 2002, David Dunn left SMD to open Athletes First, taking about 50 N.F.L. players with him and opening offices about a mile from Steinberg's in Newport Beach, Calif. Extensive litigation ensued involving Dunn and Assante. Steinberg later reacquired some pieces of the agency he had sold to Assante. When Steinberg left, Moorad renamed the firm as Moorad Sports Management.