May
21

On To The Next One: Cardinals’ 5th Round Draft Pick, Ed Stinson Signs With Rosenhaus

Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) throws in the pocket as guard Germain Ifedi (74) blocks against Alabama Crimson Tide defensive end Ed Stinson (49) at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

A little over a week after the 2014 NFL Draft, former Alabama Crimson Tide and current Arizona Cardinals’ defensive lineman, Ed Stinson fired his previous agent, Isaac Conner of Allegiant Athletic Agency, and he hired Drew Rosenhaus and Robert Bailey of Rosenhaus Sports Representation. The Cardinals drafted Stinson 160th overall in the 5th round of…
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May
15

Florida Gators Duo Patric Young And Scottie Wilbekin Sign With NBA Agents

Florida Gators center Patric Young (4) goes up for a shot against Connecticut Huskies forward DeAndre Daniels (2) in the second half during the semifinals of the Final Four in the 2014 NCAA Mens Division I Championship tournament at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Patric Young has signed with Jim Tanner of Tandem Sports and Entertainment. The firm is a full-service sports and entertainment agency with expertise in athlete management, talent representation, marketing, communications and publicity services. Tandem represents major NBA players, including Ray Allen, Tim Duncan and Thaddeus Young. Further, Jim Tanner is a 16-year veteran and has been…
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May
13

Full 2014 NFL Draft Selections And Analysis (Player/Agent)

Northern Illinois Huskies safety Jimmie Ward (15) warms up before the game against the Toledo Rockets at Glass Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Prior coverage of NFL Draft (agent/player) relationships: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 Keep up with Darren Heitner on Twitter, spreadsheet creator Josh Corriveau on Twitter and Sports Agent Blog on Twitter | Facebook | RSS Highlights Sportstars with 25 clients selected – 9.77% (1 in 1st round) – in-depth article on Forbes. Athletes First with…
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May
07

On To The Next One: Oregon RB De’Anthony Thomas Signs With Athletes First

Oregon Ducks DeAnthony Thomas (6) runs the ball for a touchdown in the first half. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

De’Anthony Thomas of Oregon has made major headlines since he declared for the 2014 NFL Draft. He has now hired and fired his first 2 agents in only a matter of months. Thomas was first represented by Relativity Sports and most recently James Bryant of The Cochran Firm. Only days before the NFL Draft, Thomas has…
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May
07

Octagon Signs Rising Tennis Star Louisa Chirico

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Octagon’s Mike Scherer has signed American tennis star Louisa Chirico. Chirico has accomplished a lot at the young age of 17. In 2013, she was a semifinalist at both the Junior French Open and the Junior Wimbledon Championships. Further, she is the highest ranked (322nd) in the world at her age group among the Women’s…
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Apr
29

Langston Hall Of Mercer Signs With Roger Montgomery

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Roger Montgomery, President and CEO of Montgomery Sports Group (MSG) signed Langston Hall of Mercer. Currently, Montgomery represents Jeremy Lin (Rockets) and Maurice Evans (Wizards). Further, Montgomery has signed 3 other NBA Draft prospects, including Jordan Morgan (Michigan), Kyle Casey (Harvard), and Lucas Troutman (Elon). Langston Hall is a 6’3” guard from Atlanta, Georgia. During…
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Apr
24

2013-14 NBA Regular Season Awards Recognizes 2 BDA Sports Management Clients

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah has left agent Donald Dell and signed with BDA Sports. Photo Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Most analysis surrounding sports agents revolve around an agent’s initial signing of an athlete or an athlete firing an agent or an agent negotiating an athlete’s contract. However, less emphasis is placed on the accolades agents’ clients receive during their playing careers. Below highlights the players and coach that won (or will likely win) 2013-2014…
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Apr
22

A Chat With J.B. Bernstein, Sports Agent And Million Dollar Arm Creator

J.B. Bernstein (photo courtesy of Million Dollar Arm)

Million Dollar Arm is a movie coming out to theatres this May, which depicts a real story about a sports agent that created a contest in India that afforded 2 cricket players the opportunity to compete for professional baseball jobs in the U.S. The competition included thousands of people and ultimately led to both Dinesh…
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Apr
21

Former MLB Scout, Curtis Dishman Transitions To Player Representation

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Tony Cingrani throws against the Tampa Bay Rays during the third inning at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

It is unusual for an agent in any sport to have had a long and successful career as a professional scout prior to breaking into player representation. However, it may actually make sense because a scout’s role is to analyze the skills and potential of amateur athletes. That same eye for talent is necessary to…
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Apr
16

A Review Of Roc Nation’s Recent Past Working With Robinson Cano

Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano (22) hits a sacrifice fly during the sixth inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Seattle won 7-1. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

“Scott Boras, you over baby. Robinson Cano, you coming with me.” Those are lyrics rapped in Jay Z’s song “Crown” from his album, Magna Carta . . . Holy Grail. Indeed, Jay Z backed his lyrics, signing Robinson Cano as his first major client in 2013. After the signing, Boras mocked Jay Z’s Roc Nation…
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