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Marc Cornstein Does Not Feel Any Magic In The Air

Sports blog, SimonOnSports, believes that NBA agent Marc Cornstein must be on crack. It may not be crack, but it must be something. Cornstein, a sports agent at Pinnacle Management, represents 3 players taken in the 2007 NBA Draft: Petteri Koponen, Stanko Barac, and Milovan Rakovic [The 2007 NBA Sports Agent Draft]. None of them were drafted by the Orlando Magic, and something tells me that none of them will be playing for the Magic any time soon.

SimonOnSports calls what Cornstein recently committed a “rant”. I prefer to name it a tirade. I am not sure if Marc Cornstein was listening for too long to Sean Kingston’s Beautiful Girl, but something has him wanting to commit suicide in the eyes of the Orlando Magic. If you were not aware, Cornstein is the agent for Darko Milicic. Darko’s relationship with the Magic has ended up being short-term, and now it seems like Cornstein’s relationship is going to follow suit.

Marc Cornstein was upset that the Magic retracted a qualifying offer on Milicic, and decided to start calling out GM, Otis Smith. He called Smith a liar and said that the dealings with Smith were deceitful, disrespectful, and a disgrace (and went down as an alliteration genius in the process). [Milicic’s agent blasts team] There are many problems with this. The Magic still would like to keep Milicic, and Cornstein continues to say that they have no chance while calling out one of the most important persons in the front office of a professional team. Will other teams hesitate to deal with Cornstein in the future if this is how he reacts when he does not get his way?

-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.

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