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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Apr
14

Arizona State Becomes Innovator, Establishing Sports Law And Business Program

Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University

Arizona State University (ASU) is taking the plunge to become an innovator in the sports law field. Last week, it announced a new program that will allow students to focus on the difficult legal and business issues that sport executives face on and off the field. There are many ethical and legal dilemmas that executives…
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Apr
08

Golf Agent Steve Loy Sets Standard For Long-Term Success

Phil Mickelson tees off from the 5th hole during the final round of the WGC - Cadillac Championship golf tournament at TPC Blue Monster at Trump National Doral. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Loy is a golf agent that has quietly had one of the most successful careers in any major sport. Loy got his start in the golf business as Arizona State University’s head golf coach, winning an NCAA championship in 1990 and coaching Phil Mickelson. After Mickelson turned pro in 1992 Loy became Mickelson’s agent.…
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Apr
08

Marcus Smart Signs With Lee Melchionni of Wasserman Media Group

Oklahoma State Cowboys guard Marcus Smart talks to the media at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Only hours after declaring for the 2014 NBA Draft, Marcus Smart signed with Lee Melchionni of Wasserman Media Group. Melchionni currently represents Byron Mullens (76ers), and he is the secondary agent to Danilo Gallinari (Nuggets), Kris Humphries (Celtics), Kendrick Perkins (Thunder), Tiago Splitter (Spurs), and Gerald Henderson (Bobcats). Smart has had his fair share of…
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Apr
08

NYU School Of Law Hosts 3rd Annual Sports Law Colloquium

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What: 3rd Annual NYU Sports Law Colloquium The Sports Law Committee, in association with the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Society at New York University School of Law, cordially invite you to a day-long event featuring distinguished panels and discussions on today’s prominent legal issues in the world of sports. When: April 15, 2014, 10:00…
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Apr
08

Darren Heitner Authors Sports Law Book, How To Play The Game

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Darren Heitner is a visionary in the sports law field, and he is currently a partner at one of the premier sports and entertainment law firms in the country, Wolfe Law Miami, P.A. As a talented writer, he has published a multitude of sports articles and is a leading contributor for Forbes. In fact, since…
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Apr
02

Brewer Sports Symposium’s Sports Law For Rookies And Veterans

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What: Sports Law For Rookies And Veterans (part of Brewer Sports Symposium V) When: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM ET Where: JW Marriot Marquis Hotel Miami (Map), 255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, Florida, 33131 Other Information: 7 CLE credits for practitioners This premier event allows guests to network and engage with industry leaders…
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Apr
01

Interview With The Agent: Tobin Wright

Los Angeles Kings right wing Marian Gaborik (12) celebrates after scoring the winning goal past Washington Capitals goalie Jaroslav Halak (41) in the shootout at Staples Center. The Kings won in a shootout 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The following interview is with Tobin Wright a certified NHLPA contract advisor and CEO and President of Vision Hockey LLC in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Connect with Tobin on Twitter. Tobin Wright is a motivated NHLPA agent that firmly believes in putting his clients first because representation is all about the client, not the agent. Tobin is…
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