He’d never put it on his business card and you won’t find it anywhere on his LinkedIn profile. But one of the greatest compliments Alex Saratsis ever received is a big reason why he had an offseason unlike any agent in NBA history. 

“Someone told me I’m the nicest dickhead they ever met,” says Saratsis.

Of course there are plenty of other reasons why the man who represents back-to-back MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and Bam Adebayo, one of last season’s breakout stars in the bubble, delivered a record-breaking amount of money to two of his most celebrated clients before the start of the 2020-21 NBA season. But it’s a great line. And, to be completely honest, it’s one the 40-year-old offered up reluctantly on the phone as he talked about his ascension from a guy whose first NBA Draft 18 years ago turned out to be, in his words, “a monumental disaster,” to his unprecedented pair of signings.

It’s also on brand for the native of Greece that now calls Chicago home and credits his brutal honesty for allowing him to be the guy that secured two studs staggering sums of money.