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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Oct
24

Lovie Smith’s Son Hired By IMG Worldwide; Brings Chicago Bears Coaches As Clients

Oct 22, 2012; Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith before the game against the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field.  Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE

He has experience working as an intern with Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and Priority Sports & Entertainment.  Now, the son of Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith has a full-time gig with IMG Worldwide. Matthew Smith (Lovie’s son) is off to a stronger start than most 26-year-old agents.  He represents his father, two other Chicago…
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Aug
20

Book Review: SAPP ATTACK

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SAPP ATTACK.  The title is bold and in caps, which is exactly what should be expected from a man with the physical size and generous personality of former NFL defensive tackle Warren Sapp.  Currently an analyst on the NFL Network, Sapp found the time to write a book [click here for the Amazon link] that happened to…
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Mar
05

NBPA Could Do Better Job To Limit Conflicts Of Interest

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In 2008, National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Executive Director Billy Hunter drafted an "inflexible memo" to announce the NBPA's plan to enforce its rule with regard to the prohibition against agents representing both NBA players and NBA coaches. While the rule effectively prevented individuals from representing the two classes of people, it failed to thoroughly…
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Jan
27

Coaching!

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Sponsored Post During their playing days, doesn’t the athlete have a head coach?  Don’t they have a specialized coach on the sidelines?    Doesn’t the athlete have a coach for his contract (meaning his/her agent)?   Doesn’t the athlete have a strength & conditioning coach (also known maybe as a trainer)?   Today’s athlete may even have a…
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Nov
30

Report: Jimmy Sexton Leaves SportsTrust Advisors To Join CAA

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Late last night, Neil Stratton of InsideTheLeague.com broke a story that certainly kept me awake for a while.  The headline alone, which reads, “A super-agency goes supernova and in its place arises an even bigger agency,” made me anxious to click on the link and consume Stratton’s content.  I was not disappointed with the result.…
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Nov
15

When College Sports Loses Perspective

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The following op-ed was submitted by sports agent Eugene T. Lee.  Mr. Lee is President/CEO – ETL Associates, Inc. and may found on Twitter - @EugeneTLee. In college towns all across America, intercollegiate athletics – especially college football – play an integral role in the college atmosphere and spirit of a university. Unfortunately, the sordid revelations of the past…
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Oct
19

Motor City Showdown: Who’s At Fault Between Harbaugh and Schwartz?

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There is no love lost between Jim Harbaugh and Jim Schwartz after the Detroit Lions battled the San Francisco 49ers this past Sunday at Ford Field.  The game was extremely physical and featured a lot of bad blood between both teams until the 49ers won it on a fourth-and-goal touchdown catch by Delanie Walker. But…
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Jan
19

The NFL Should Look Into The NBA’s Conflict Of Interest Regulations

Many NFLPA certified Contract Advisors are severely conflicted between representing players and the coaches and/or front office NFL team personnel.  No agency might be more conflicted than the newly formed SportsTrust Advisors, which is the result of a merger of Jimmy Sexton’s Athletic Resource Management (ARM) and Pat Dye, Jr.’s ProFiles Sports, Inc. No issue when they are negotiating…
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Jan
11

NFL Agent’s Pitch To Players And Joint Representation Of Jim Harbaugh

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Jack Bechta should be praised for opening up a lot of his practice for the world to understand how he recruits and maintains his clientele (even though he recently ignored my multiple requests for information regarding the representation of coach Jim Harbaugh up until yesterday, but I will get into that story later in this article).…
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