Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (6/2/2017)

We are in the NBA Finals and all is right in the world of professional basketball once again. Officially in Summer and the heat wave has hit the State of Florida. I’m not complaining, as I have lived through it for the vast majority of my life, but can’t Winter be Coming already? News broke yesterday that baseball agent Rafa Nieves has left Beverly Hills Sports Council. Nieves is an amazing young agent and BHSC is one of the best in the biz. I hope that both Rafa and BHSC succeed, apart, going forward. Quick big thanks to odds and bets online for keeping the lights on around here this week.

This week in Forbes:
(1) Sports Tech Company Acquired After Raising $24 Million;
(2) B2B Daily Fantasy Sports Acquisition Targets Growth In Europe;
(3) This Week In Sports Law: Matt Elam Arrest, Buffalo Jills Win, JaVale McGee’s Cat;
(4) Boom Shakalaka: Fantasy Sports Site Raises $2 Million And Purchases Competitor; and
(5) Basketball Agent Dan Fegan Can Compete Against Former Employer, For Now.

And as always, the weekly wrap-up:




  • Dan Fegan’s new agency is called Dynasty Sports Management… [Twitter].


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.