I was supposed to be in New York today and speaking at the 4th Annual New York Law School Sports Law Symposium, but Hurricane Sandy has made that impossible. It is my understanding that the organizers will work hard to reschedule the event, which had an all-star cast of panelists and very interesting topics that were to be discussed. Extremely difficult loss for my Florida Gators last week, but I am thrilled with the Miami Heat’s start to their season (to the dismay of many sports business friends who choose to text/email me about why my team will not repeat as champions). Here are two articles I wrote for Forbes: (1) Panini Taps Kobe Bryant To Lead Global Expansion Efforts In New Multi-Year Partnership With The NBA; and (2) Social TV App Exclusively For Sports Fans Raises $2 Million; Seeks To Cure Watching Sports Alone. Thanks to Mark Burns for publishing an article on “How To Land Your Dream Job In Sports” and including some answers to questions he asked me via email. Here are some stories I did not cover this past week:
- Former ACES client [John Boggs To Represent Shane Victorino].
- Also a former ACES client… [Jonny Gomes To Be Represented By MVP Sports].
- The country wants to keep its talent at home [Japan mulls tougher rules for MLB-bound amateurs].
- Some news from the land down under [Heat on player agent Peter Blucher as the Kurt Tippett saga rolls on].
- Rob Pelinka gets his client a max deal [James Harden gets $80M extension with Rockets].
- The team is looking for a free agent NBA guard [Gilbert Arenas' China deal falling apart].
- Patrick Ewing was the first real superstar that David Falk signed on his own [The Legacy and Return of Ewing Athletics].
- This seems to be getting a lot of praise. I’m not so sure, though [Board adopts tougher, more efficient enforcement program].