EXCLUSIVE: NBA star Nick Young – Heads to Court over $722k Judgement in Battle with High School Coach
The Dirty can exclusively reveal NBA star Nick Young has headed to court demanding the $722k default judgement awarded to his former business manager/high school coach be vacated … saying he never even knew he was being sued until recently.
Nick’s former business manager and consultant, Andre Chevalier, sued demanding $700k.
Chevalier – Nick’s high school basketball coach – signed on to be his business manager in 2007 … as he was entering the NBA draft. The deal they signed would pay 2% of Nick’s endorsement and basketball paychecks.
He had been paid off of Nick’s agent’s cut but later realized he was being screwed out of his cut on certain deals and sued for $700k in damages. Nick failed to respond to the lawsuit by the deadline and the judge awarded a default judgement to Chevailer … consisting of $655,571 (damages) + $65,557 (prejudgment interest) and $1,430 (other costs) for a grand total of $722,558.
Then on March 14th, Young headed to court demanding the judgement be vacated due to him never knowing about the lawsuit. He explains he was never served with the legal papers by his former manager and once he learned of it he quickly hired a lawyer.
Young points out that the agreements Chevalier included in his complaint contain highly suspect terms … like him having to pay commission to the manager for his entire NBA career regardless if they were working together … and says the percentage he was taking is extremely high.
He is demanding the judge vacate the $722k judgement, reopen the case and allow him to defend himself properly.