Kyle Jason Thousand is an American sports agent and the head of Roc Nation Sports’ baseball section. He was born on October 2, 1980 in Sioux City, Iowa of the United States.
Kyle Thousand was born and raised in Sioux City, Iowa, where he graduated from Sioux City North High School and then earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Iowa. Thousand earned his law degree from Creighton University School of Law in 2007.
Family and Affairs of Kyle Thousand
Thousand is now based in New York City, New York. Kyle Thousand married Charissa Thompson, a television personality and sportscaster, in January 2020.
Charissa Jean Thompson is an American television host and sportscaster who works for Fox Sports. She was born on May 4, 1982. Thompson has previously worked for ESPN, Versus, GSN, and the Big Ten Network. She co-hosted SportsNation with Marcellus Wiley until June 2013, when she left ESPN to join Fox Sports. When the new Fox Sports 1 network debuted on August 17, 2013, she became the host of Fox Sports Live (the first day of Fox Sports 1). She was also one of the Ultimate Beastmaster hosts from the United States.
He dated Thompson for a few years before deciding she would be his bride. They got engaged on Kauai’s Princeville Resort on January 2, 2020. Over the weekend, Thompson married sports agent Kyle Thousand in a tiny ceremony in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The happy couple utilized Instagram to share their good news with the rest of the globe.
Charissa was formerly married to Chicago Bulls star Jay Williams and parted in 2019.
According to Media Reports, Kyle Thousand’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million. He was able to accumulate over his professional baseball career. Kyle also works as the managing director of baseball at Roc Nation, where he earns $82K per year.
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Kyle Thousand Career
When the Iowa State University baseball programme was disbanded owing to Title IX, he transferred to the University of Iowa to play both football and baseball, but he eventually centered his athletic efforts on the baseball diamond as the Hawkeyes’ starting centerfielder. Kyle Thousand set a Big Ten record with eight triples in 2002, tying an Iowa school record and placing him third in the US. That season, he was chosen to the Big Ten’s Third Team.
Kyle Thousand was awarded Second Team All-Big Ten in 2003 after leading the team in five offensive categories: batting average (.355/.370 in the Big Ten Conference), hits (59), doubles (17), runs (42) and stolen bases (20).
He began his legal career as an associate in the Corporate, Sports, and Entertainment section of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP in Chicago. Thousand worked as an attorney for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls while at Katten. Kyle Thousand began his career as a sports agent in 2011 with Excel Sports Management, a full-service sports agency based in New York City. Casey Close was the first person hired by Excel’s baseball branch.
Kyle Thousand is a qualified player agent with the Major League Baseball Players Association and a member of the Illinois Bar Association.
Professional Baseball Career
Kyle Thousand was selected in the twenty-sixth round of the 2003 MLB Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. His season and career were cut short due to a slap lesion labrum tear in his right shoulder while playing minor league baseball for Toronto’s Single-A Pulaski Blue Jays in 2003. Following his retirement from professional baseball in 2003, Thousand went back to school to get his law degree.
Thousand was hired by Roc Nation Sports in May 2015, leaving Excel Sports Management to become the company’s first Managing Director of Baseball. Jay-Z and his long-time business partner Juan Perez founded Roc Nation Sports, a branch of Roc Nation, in the spring of 2013. Robinson Cano, Yoenis Cespedes, and CC Sabathia are among the stars represented by Roc Nation Baseball, which is an exclusive baseball division.
Roc Nation Baseball has negotiated some significant contracts since 2013. Cano signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Seattle Mariners in December 2013.
Cespedes opted out of his contract following the 2016 season and re-signed for $110 million over four years in November 2016, setting annual average value (AAV) records for an outfielder and any Mets player in franchise history ($27.5 million) and the second-highest AAV ever for a non-pitcher. Cespedes will be guaranteed $137.6 million over the next five years with the Mets.
“Cespedes’ agents also supplied the Mets with an advanced methodology they constructed that aimed to estimate how much Cespedes was worth to the team in terms of producing ticket, media, merchandising, and sponsorship revenue,” according to The New York Times. To make their argument to the Mets, they delivered a 100-page book.”
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