Aug
    20

    4th Annual Kelley Drye Sports Entertainment Group’s Agent/Client Retreat

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    With the beginning of the NFL preseason starting just weeks ago, fans have been engaged with players’ off season preparation for this upcoming season, but not many know how players are preparing for life off the field. The Sports and Entertainment Group at Kelley Drye held their annual three day retreat in Las Vegas this…
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    Aug
    20

    Vote For Agency/NFL Business Panel At South By Southwest Conference

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    SXSW, Inc. executes a series of annual conferences, with one of those being South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas.  SXSW has now been broken down into film, interactive and music conferences.  SXSW Interactive 2015, which consistently focuses on emerging technologies, is allowing the SXSW community the opportunity to select future panels. One such panel…
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    Aug
    19

    Roc Nation Sports Expands Industry Presence With Boxing Division

    Recording artists Beyonce and Jay-Z take in the Toronto Raptors at the Brooklyn Nets game six of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

    It’s not even two years old, but Roc Nation Sports has NBA, MLB and NFL clients.  It even lays claim to representing WNBA superstar and Tulsa Shock guard, Skylar Diggins.  Nine clients to be exact. Now, the division of Roc Nation is strategically aiming to enter the boxing sphere, according to President and Chief of…
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    Aug
    18

    Interview With The Agent: Garry Rosenfield

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    Garry Rosenfield is a recent graduate of Quinnipiac University School of Law (2013) and the University of Connecticut (2010).  He currently leads the Women’s Basketball Division at Coaches Inc., a sports agency and marketing firm devoted to the careers of college coaches.  Below is a Q&A with Garry where we discussed his role at Coaches…
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    Aug
    15

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (8/15/2014)

    Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick (32) defends during the first half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

    I am in Detroit today to moderate a question-and-answer session with the President and Chief Operating Officer of NASCAR.  It is my first time in the city.  Back to (sometimes) sunny South Florida tomorrow.  After three fantastic years of teaching Sports Agency Management at Indiana University Bloomington (where I created the course) I am finally…
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    Aug
    14

    George Pyne Exits WME | IMG

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    The exodus from sports agency WME | IMG continues, as the President of IMG Sports and Entertainment, George Pyne, recently departed the company.  Pyne will remain a senior advisor to WME | IMG for an unknown number of future months.  However, in the mean time, Pyne is hoping to raise $500 million to acquire companies…
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    Aug
    13

    Chad Johnson’s Agent Tips Veteran For NFL Return

    Chad Johnson in a Miami Dolphins uniform. Photo Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

    The author of this article is Adam Jones, a 29-year old sports journalism graduate from Yorkshire, fan of all sports and long-suffering Leeds United and Scotland football/soccer supporter. Chad Johnson’s agent has admitted the former six-time Pro Bowl receiver would jump at the chance to return to the NFL if the opportunity presented itself ahead of…
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    Aug
    13

    Leigh Steinberg To Host Agent Academy In October

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    In two months, veteran sports agent Leigh Steinberg will host his very own ‘Agent Academy’ in Newport Beach, California at his agency’s headquarters.  Steinberg, the model for the 1990s movie Jerry Maguire, has represented 60-plus first round selections in his career along with eight No. 1 overall picks. For an individual who has endured messy industry breakups, bouts…
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    Aug
    12

    Ugly Scenes Spark UFC 178 Excitement

    Jon Jones puts his arms in the air after the UFC light heavy weight championship fight against Glover Texeira at Baltimore Arena. Jones retained the light heavy height championship by defeating Teixeria. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

    The following article is from Zac Johnson. Jon Jones’ agent Malki Kawa usually has his hands full trying to explain the often controversial behaviour of the UFC’s dominant light-heavyweight champion, but Kawa was forced to come out this week to deny he had thrown punches during the ugly scenes that marred the opening of UFC 178’s…
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    Aug
    12

    Wimbledon Champion Kvitova Signs With IMG

    Petra Kvitova (CZE) serves to Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) on day four of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at Uniprix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

    Just two weeks after inking Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, IMG has announced the signing of Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova to a worldwide representation agreement. She was previously solely managed by Miroslav Cernosek, who will continue to work with IMG in finding opportunities in her native Czech Republic. Kvitova will also retain Katie Spellman, who mangers her PR.…
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