Agent Spotlights

Agent Spotlight: Kevin Poston

No Nightmare Clients this week.  Hooray!  So here is an Agent Spotlight in the weekly column’s place: 

Kevin Poston, President and CEO of Professional Sports Planning (PSP), and his brother are interested in making their agency a “way of life.” With a long list of top NFL players and a couple of NBA clients (including Michael Redd), PSP is one of the leaders in the Sports Agent industry.

Kevin Poston’s educational background includes earning a Juris Doctor degree from Thurgood Marshall School of Law @ Texas Southern University and a business degree from Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn.

He has had as many as 50 clients in a specific calendar year, and last year alone, negotiated contracts for his clients totaling $190 million [Sports agent talks about his trade].

This is my favorite quote from the Grand Rapids Press article:

“You can be the smartest guy in the world, but if you can’t talk to someone, it’s not going to work. Can you talk to the top athletes and will he listen?” – Kevin Poston

-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.

One reply on “Agent Spotlight: Kevin Poston”

Hmmmm, I like Poston’s approach to the business. It is true, for contoversial and emotional players such as Randy Moss, Joey Porter, Chad Johnson, etc., etc., they have to have an agent that can talk to them and understand them and where they are coming from.

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