Jun
04

Sterling Silver

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This guest post is written by Jason A. Davis, Esq. a Seattle attorney and sports fan.  Mr. Davis has previously contributed to the Sports Agent Blog. Follow him at @JasonDavisEsq1. Sterling silver is an alloy containing a majority of silver and a small percentage of other metals.  For the NBA, however, it is the meltdown of…
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May
30

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (5/30/2014)

Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) reacts to a fourth-quarter interception against the Duke Blue Devils in the 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

We are inching closer to what should be a very provocative NBA Draft and getting ever so near the 2014 NBA Finals.  Hopefully my Miami Heat wrap things up tonight at the American Airlines Arena.  Win or lose, I must profess my new appreciation for Lance Stephenson.  He is quite the baller and makes the…
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May
29

Why Don’t The Sterlings IPO The Clippers?

Contributor Evan Zepfel makes his argument as to why the Clippers would benefit from an Initial Public Offering.

The following article is a guest contribution by written by Evan Zepfel.  Zepfel is a Portfolio Management Analyst at PAAMCO, is a graduate of Harvard College, was a member of Harvard’s Varsity Water Polo team and served a sports editor for The Harvard Crimson. A number of high-profile potential investors have been linked to the sale…
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May
23

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (5/23/2014)

Indianapolis Colts linebacker Robert Mathis (98) autographs a fans jersey as he walks off the field after the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis defeats Jacksonville 30-10. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

It is great to be back in sunny South Florida and away from the blistering cold of Chicago.  Last week’s Sports Lawyers Association conference was a blast outside of the harsh weather, though.  It is also great to be in South Florida as the Miami Heat continue to assert their dominance over the NBA.  Definitely…
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May
19

The Strategic Brilliance Of Commissioner Silver’s Approach In The Sterling Case

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling attends the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center. The Clippers defeated the Lakers 123-87. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The following is a guest contribution from Larry A. Silverman of law firm Dickie McCamey & Chilcote. Commissioner Adam Silver has received universal praise for his decision to impose a lifetime ban and $2.5 million fine on Donald Sterling for his appalling racist statements.  However, as this drama has shifted to the Owners, many commentators have…
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May
16

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (5/16/2014)

Be sure to check out the in-depth article on Scott Boras and his practice.

Shabbat shalom from Chicago, where the annual Sports Lawyers Conference is currently being held.  I did some more TV work this week, appearing on Al Jazeera America to discuss what is likely to be next in the battle between Donald Sterling (and wife) against the NBA.  This week on FORBES: (1) 2014 NFL Draft Dominated By…
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May
15

Steve Kerr Gains Golden State Warriors Job With Help Of Mike Tannenbaum

TV announcers Steve Kerr (left) and Marv Albert (right) announce before the semifinals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Baylor Bears at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

The following serves as the first contribution for new Sports Agent Blog contributor D’Bria Bradshaw.  Bradshaw is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and is about to begin her J.D. studies at Charlotte School of Law.  Connect with her on LinkedIn. Former New York Jets General Manager, Mike Tannenbaum, now head of Priority Sports…
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May
09

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (5/9/2014)

David Dunn of Athletes First is featured in a USA Today article this week.

Welcome to a mid-NFL Draft version of the weekly wrap-up.  This is one of the best times of the year for sports with the NFL Draft, NBA playoffs and NHL playoffs hot and heavy.  This week on FORBES: (1) Corona Focuses On Mayweather And Maidana; Keeps Distance From LA Clippers; (2) Tarik Black May Continue Trend Of Turning…
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May
08

Drafting The Right NFL Contract: The Role Of A Sports Agent

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The following is a guest contribution from Joanna Hensley, a teaching graduate assistant in the Tarleton State University Kinesiology Program. She is currently a contributing author for TSU’s Kinesiology and Sport Review. She will graduate in August with a master’s of education and pursue a law degree with plans for a career in football administration. It is no…
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May
06

Character, Confidence, and Versatility—A Chat With Matt Rodgers Of Frontline Athlete Management

Mark and Matt Rodgers of Frontline.

The following article is a guest contribution from Robert DiMarco. Robert is a former Division I (FCS) fullback for Jacksonville University Dolphins football.  He majored in political science and minored English and writing, and is an aspiring law school student and sport attorney.  Robert currently serves as an Adjunct Instructor for Indian River State College…
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