By standard measures, Quincy Douby’s N.B.A. career has been fleeting and forgettable. He entered the league in 2006, played sparingly for three seasons and never averaged more than 5 points before playing last season in Turkey.
Yet this blip of a career has cost a prominent player agent tens of thousands of dollars and dented his reputation. It could potentially get him disciplined by the National Basketball Players Association, which certifies and regulates agents.
In a ruling issued this summer, an arbitrator found that the agent Andy Miller had illegally interfered with Douby’s relationship with another agent, Keith Glass. Miller was ordered to pay $40,000 in damages.