Did you know that the popular basketball commentator, Len Elmore, went to law school at Harvard, served in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office, and was once a sports agent? As for the tail-end of that question, Len Elmore talks about being a sports agent, why he left the business, and much more about his life and thoughts on various issues in sports, in an amazing interview with BITTER LAWYER.
I was a sports agent for five years, beginning in 1992. The company I founded, Precept Sports and Entertainment, represented seven NBA first-round picks, several high draft picks in the NFL, an MLB player and several Olympic gold-medal winners.
Why did you quit working as an agent?
I left the agent business because the environment was becoming toxic to my ethics and scruples. I was not going to jeopardize my reputation and license by even being associated with the industry, let alone attempt to remain competitive by conducting my business as many of my competitors did.