Apr
    23

    Kansas’ Freshmen Duo Signs Representation For 2014 NBA Draft

    Kansas Jayhawks center Joel Embiid (center) celebrates after the game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas won the game 82-57. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

    Wasserman Media Group, according to a recent sports business article, has the most valuable basketball division of any sports agency in the world.  The signing of future lottery pick and University of Kansas center, Joel Embiid, will only add to that distinction. The ex-Jayhawk signed with Wasserman’s Vice Chairman and NBPA Certified Contract Advisor, Arn…
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    Apr
    23

    Pat Dye Jr. Discusses The Landscape Of The Sports Agency Biz

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    Sports Business Journal’s labor and agency beat writer, Liz Mullen, recently chatted with NFL Certified Contract Advisor, Pat Dye, Jr.  Dye is the Founder of SportsTrust Advisors, an Atlanta-based agency that represents 70-plus players in the NFL, such as the Denver Broncos’ DeMarcus Ware and the Miami Dolphins’ Ryan Tannehill. Below are some of the…
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    Apr
    22

    A Chat With J.B. Bernstein, Sports Agent And Million Dollar Arm Creator

    J.B. Bernstein (photo courtesy of Million Dollar Arm)

    Million Dollar Arm is a movie coming out to theatres this May, which depicts a real story about a sports agent that created a contest in India that afforded 2 cricket players the opportunity to compete for professional baseball jobs in the U.S. The competition included thousands of people and ultimately led to both Dinesh…
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    Apr
    21

    Former MLB Scout, Curtis Dishman Transitions To Player Representation

    Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Tony Cingrani throws against the Tampa Bay Rays during the third inning at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

    It is unusual for an agent in any sport to have had a long and successful career as a professional scout prior to breaking into player representation. However, it may actually make sense because a scout’s role is to analyze the skills and potential of amateur athletes. That same eye for talent is necessary to…
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    Apr
    19

    Len Brown, Chief Legal Officer of PGA TOUR Inc., Owes Success to Perseverance and Faith

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    The following is a guest contribution from Robert DiMarco.  Robert is a former Division I (FCS) fullback for Jacksonville University Dolphins football.  He majored in political science and minored English and writing, and is an aspiring law school student and  sport attorney.  Robert currently serves as an Adjunct Instructor for Indian River State College tutoring student…
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    Apr
    18

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (4/18/2014)

    Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps (pictured) remains relevant and recognizable outside of the Olympics due in large part to his longtime agent, Peter Carlisle. Credit: Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE

    Now is as great a time as ever to send a thanks to Full Sail University, which has been a loyal partner of Sports Agent Blog for many years.  Be sure to check out Full Sail’s sports-related course offerings and see if anything interests you or those you know. Finally a week without travel, but unfortunately also a week…
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    Apr
    17

    NCAA General Counsel Discusses State Of College Sports During Notre Dame Panel

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    The following guest contribution was written by Jonathan Gordon, a junior at the University of Notre Dame with plans of attending law school. The founder of Sports Analytics Blog, Jonathan invites you to connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn. Wednesday evening, the University of Notre Dame hosted a panel on the “relationship between academics and athletics.” The panel titled, “For…
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    Apr
    17

    Oklahoma’s Cameron Clark Sign With Basketball Agents Mike Silverman And Brandon Grier

    Oklahoma Sooners forward Cameron Clark (21) reacts in the first half of a men's college basketball game during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament against the North Dakota State Bison at Veterans Memorial Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

    Last week, NBPA Certified Contract Advisors, Mike Silverman and Brandon Grier, signed Michigan State point guard Keith Appling.  The duo did not waste time in signing another NBA draft prospect in Oklahoma University guard/forward, Cameron Clark. The Sherman, Texas native finished the 2013-14 campaign averaging 15.6 PPG, 5.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists while shooting 43%…
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    Apr
    16

    A Review Of Roc Nation’s Recent Past Working With Robinson Cano

    Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano (22) hits a sacrifice fly during the sixth inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Seattle won 7-1. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

    “Scott Boras, you over baby. Robinson Cano, you coming with me.” Those are lyrics rapped in Jay Z’s song “Crown” from his album, Magna Carta . . . Holy Grail. Indeed, Jay Z backed his lyrics, signing Robinson Cano as his first major client in 2013. After the signing, Boras mocked Jay Z’s Roc Nation…
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    Apr
    15

    MMA: Tweet Right And Get Paid

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    Over the past few years it has become apparent that social media will play an important role in the MMA community. Everyday people are passed over on jobs because their prospective employer searched their Facebook profile and found an inappropriate picture, post, or anything that may be considered a “red flag.”  However, social media can…
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