Jul
23

Interview With The Agent: Brian Stanchak

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Brian Stanchak is the President of BDS Search, a basketball coach management agency.  The firm focuses exclusively on providing career guidance, marketing and representation to all of its clients as it assists them in reaching their professional and financial goals. With 15-plus years of experience within the intercollegiate athletic administration and basketball coaching industries, Brian…
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Jul
22

On To The Next One: Max Pacioretty

New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi (5) battles for the puck with Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty (67) during the first period in game four of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Sometimes when star athletes have breakout seasons, those individuals jump ship to bigger sports agencies that can offer a heightened level of services.  Similarly, those more well-known agencies — more times than not — have a larger footprint in their respective sport, and as a result, can leverage not only their name but also their…
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Jul
22

Marketing Agent Maverick Carter Discusses Decision 2.0 With ESPN

LeBron James and Johnny Manziel share the same marketing agent, Maverick Carter.
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ESPN reporter Jason Whitlock recently had the well-known sports marketer, Maverick Carter, on his podcast ‘Real Talk’. Carter — who is the Founder of LRMR Management — is the marketing agent for both LeBron James and Johnny Manziel.  With James’ recent move back home to Cleveland, Carter instantly has become one of the most powerful…
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Jul
21

Thomas Jefferson School Of Law Hosts Sports Law Negotiation Competition

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What: National Sports Law Negotiation Competition & Sports Law Conference 2014 When: Friday, September 19 – Sunday, September 21, 2014 Where: Thomas Jefferson School of Law: 1155 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 The annual National Sports Law Negotiation Competition (NSLNC) and Sports Law Conference is hosted and organized by the Center for Sports Law &…
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Jul
17

On To The Next One: Aldon Smith

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According to Sports Business Journal’s Liz Mullen, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has changed representation prior to his fourth NFL season.  The former Missouri Tiger recently left CAA Sports and has signed with Relativity Sports. Smith will be co-represented by NFLPA Certified Contract Advisors, Doug Hendrickson and CJ Laboy.  Over the last two seasons, Smith…
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Jul
16

Six Questions With Travis King, Basketball Agent At Relativity Sports

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Lawrence Travis King began his career in professional sports by accepting a position to become the Director of Player Personnel for Immortal Sports and Entertainment in 2004.  In 2006, Travis was promoted to the Vice President of Basketball Operations.   After a successful run with Immortal Sports, Travis joined the Relativity Sports team in 2009.  In…
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Jul
14

On To The Next One: Antonio Brown

Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown (84) signs autographs at practice for the 2014 Pro Bowl at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Roc Nation Sports represented nine professional athletes as of last Friday.  Unfortunately, for the relatively newer division of Roc Nation, that number has shrunk to eight. According to FOX Sports, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has left Roc Nation for his former agent, Drew Rosenhaus, of Rosenhaus Sports.  Brown had been with Rosenhaus when he…
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Jul
10

Lagardère Unlimited, ASICS America Launch World’s First Real-Time Commercial

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Global sports agency Lagardère Unlimited has a significant imprint in the sports representation business.  It is arguably what it is most known for, at least to the Sports Agent Blog audience.  The company was labeled a top-10 agency last summer due in large part to its football division. At the same time, though, Lagardère has…
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Jul
08

Sports Agents Voice Displeasure With NBA Players ‘Taking Less’ Money

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

When an NBA player is urged to take less than money, that naturally means his agent’s commission is less. Such has been the latest pattern emerging from social media, fan bases and with owners across the league. And with the newly-agreed upon Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) from 2011 in place — which left players with…
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Jul
01

On To The Next One: Oscar Taveras

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St. Louis Cardinals rookie outfielder Oscar Taveras has unfortunately been playing musical chairs with his agents as of late. He has previously been represented by The Legacy Agency along with Rob Plummer & Associates.  He most recently left MDR Sports Management — which he has done multiple times before — for MVP Sports Group, which…
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