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What The Falk?

The guy famous for representing Michael Jordan may be coming back with a vengeance. reports that former agent, David Falk, may be looking to get back into the game of representing athletes [2007 NBA Draft Early Entry List]. Falk made his name in the industry by representing some guy named Michael Jordan. He has not represented any draft picks since Elton Brand in 1999, but may be looking to return to the business based on a recent sighting with William Wesley, an influential powerbroker in the grassroots basketball industry.

There is talk that Falk may be working his magic to acquire some of Georgetown’s early entry stars. One thing for certain is that he will be representing Gary Neal of Towson. Ben Gordon may also be considering a switch to Falk. Gordon is friends with Michael Jordan, who may drop Gordon a line about his agent’s former successes.

-Darren Heitner

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.

8 replies on “What The Falk?”

This could be huge for Gary Neal, the LaSalle transfer (after rape allegations), who almost led the NCAA in scoring at Towson this year. I have had the opportunity to watch Neal on several occasions as a Baltimore native, but believe that although he is extremely talented, he is probably a second-round pick. However, with the mouthpiece and reputation of Falk behind him, he will most likely find see himself drafted as a late first-round pick.

Recruiting hoops players an agent is much different than in football it seems. In football it is about selling yourself to the kid, his family, or college coach. In basketball it seems you have to sell yourself (and likely pay off) Worldwide Wes or other individuals like Mr. Tucker.

Great posts recently, Darren. Thanks. Neal is playing well in Portsmouth but no way is he a first-round pick. Can Falk really manipulate the draft like that? Wes isn’t getting the same cut from Rose now that CAA is involved. Huemann just left Fleisher for CAA – why? Lou Tucker uses Diddy to get kids. Gordon shouldn’t let Tucker capitalize on him again like he did when he first delivered him to Ceisler. Falk will probably end up with Thornton, Hibbert, Hawes and Durant (draw parallels to what he did for MJ). Conley, Jr. is entering the draft with Oden. Tellem signed Acie Law. Who is going to sign the other PGs in the draft? Recruiting in any sport is about much more than selling yourself (it usually involves some buying as well). Ask your Florida boys, who is Happy Walters? Don’t sleep on him. Thanks.

Jordan, you are probably right. Although Falk is influential, Neal is probably still a second-round pick to undrafted. I guess I got a little carried away in predicting Falk’s influence.

Happy Walters is working closely with Eugene Parker and Roosevelt Barnes, they’re co-representing Jon Abbate in the NFL Draft this year.

I had heard, somewhere can’t remember now, but Durant was headed towards Bill Duffy…

Something is brewing with Happy down in the swampland as well I think. Henry Abbott just reported that Durant will likely sign with Goodwin. Did any of you hear the rumor about Goodwin having inappropriate relations (sexual in nature) with LeBron’s mother back in the days? Keep up the discussions – makes this site even better. Thanks.

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