10 years. That's how long I have been writing for Sports Agent Blog. Over this time I've made many connections and friends, but it is time for me to depart.
For my last post, I thought I'd take a look into the future of athlete representation and where it is headed.
San Antonio point guard Patty Mills' contract expires at the end of the 2016-17 NBA season, and he becomes a free agent. The 28 year-old Australian has garnered a larger role in the Spurs' lineup this season, suggesting that he could handle being a starter. This makes his next contract
The 2016 AFL Draft was held this last Friday in Sydney. In total, 77 players were taken by the 18 clubs. Unlike last year, there wasn't a standout player, with Essendon holding the no.1 pick close to their chest. They ended up selecting Andrew McGrath, who is managed by Connors
On the back of her impressive run through qualifying to the 3rd round, CiCi Bellis has announced that she will turn professional. Coinciding with this, Bellis has signed a representation agreement with IMG.
CiCi burst onto the scene as a 15 year old at the US Open, beating 12th ranked Dominika
In 2014, one of the biggest stories in tennis representation was Genie Bouchard. Her contract was up at Lagardère, a company that had represented her since she was 14. She eventually signed with powerhouse WME-IMG, where she was managed by power agent Jill Smoller, who lists Serena Williams as one
It's fair to say Manchester United have had a disappointing season. The team was touted as title contenders at the start of the season, but currently find themselves in a battle just to make Champions League.
However, one shining light has been the emergence of forward Marcus Rashford. The 18 year-old
Per a tweet from Sports Business Journal's Liz Mullen, Unviersity of Connecticut basketball player Breanna Stewart has signed a representation agreement with Wasserman. She will be managed by Lindsay Kagawa Colas.
Breanna Stewart was a dominant player all the way through her 4 years at Connecticut. Amongst her many accolades, she
FIFA has come down hard on Premier League player Emmanuel Eboue. The Sunderland defender has been banned for 1 year for not paying commissions to his former agent. The 32 year-old has seen his contract with the team, which he only signed in March, ripped up.
The payment in question dates
Arguably one of the biggest headlines in athlete representation last year was the firing of agents from Lagardère Tennis. The firm had lost two high profile clients in Eugenie Bouchard and Victoria Azarenka, and the CEO made the decision to replace several members of team.
During the reshuffle Sam Duvall resigned
The 2015 AFL draft was held on Tuesday in Adelaide, with a total of 69 players realising their dream of reaching the elite level. It was not only a big day for the players, but for the agents as well. They had been working mercilessly behind the scenes to get