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NBA Player Firing an Agent

No holding him backUpset with the performance of his longtime, New York-based agent Andy Miller, Al Harrinton has fired him in the midst of a trade from the Atlanta Hawks organization [Harrington fires his agent].  An important part of all of this is that league rules mandate that a player who fires his agent may not hire a new agent for 15 days.  If Al Harrington would like to be represented in any deal in the meantime, it would be handled by the NBPA [Harrington fires agent; Pacers wait].

The rumor is that Al Harrington will hire Arn Tellem (now part of WMG) to be his new agent after the 15 day period has expired.  It looks as if Harrington was not pleased with heading to Indiana in the trade and is looking for a new negotiator to get his way.

[tags]al harrington, harrington, arn tellem, wmg, andy miller, sports agent, sport agent, nba[/tags]

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.