Recap: Conversion Sports & Entertainment’s 7th Annual NBA Pre-Draft Gifting & Style Suite

This past Tuesday & Wednesday, Conversion Sports & Entertainment held its 7th annual NBA Pre-Draft Gifting & Style Suite at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. The event connected some of the top NBA Draft prospects and their representatives with various luxury brands that sponsored the event. Activities at the event included: Gifting from…

Third Time Lucky As Genie Bouchard Signs With New Agent

In 2014, one of the biggest stories in tennis representation was Genie Bouchard. Her contract was up at Lagardère, a company that had represented her since she was 14. She eventually signed with powerhouse WME-IMG, where she was managed by power agent Jill Smoller, who lists Serena Williams as one of her clients. That agreement…

Relativity Sports Rebrands As Independent Sports And Entertainment

Per a press release by the company, Independent Sports and Entertainment (ISE), an integrated sports, media, entertainment and management company has secured an investment from Ron Burkle to launch and support next level growth and expansion for the business. The company will be led by former President and CEO of Madison Square Garden Hank Ratner,…

World’s Fifth-Ranked Amateur Golfer Signs With Lagardère Sports

Per a press release from the company, the world’s fifth-ranked amateur golfer and the 2016 NCAA individual golf champion, Aaron Wise, has signed with Lagardère Sports. He will be represented by Jeff Koski for his management and marketing representation. “I’ve had a great experience at Oregon and am thankful for the opportunity it gave me…

Gary Vaynerchuk Creates VaynerSports

Entrepreneur, investor, author, public speaker and social media guru, Gary Vaynerchuk has announced his partnership with a sports agency to create VaynerSports. According to the agency’s website, the company is a “full-service athlete representation agency that guides players through a variety of issues involving their professional career. We are improving the level of service beyond…

Basketball Agent Brad Ames Pleads Not Guilty At Arraignment

On June 13, we reported that Chicago youth basketball coach and agent to professional basketball players, Brad Ames, was charged with four counts of producing child pornography, one count of conspiracy to produce same and one count of knowingly receiving child pornography. Earlier today, Ames had his arraignment before the U.S. Magistrate Judge. Sports Agent Blog…

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