Feb
06

Landmark Sports Agency Signs International Basketball Star Dante Exum

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Over the past decade, the NBA has positioned itself as an international brand and it has been extremely successful as NBA fans span the world. This season the NBA has a record 92 international players from 39 countries. That number is likely to grow with international sensation Dante Exum formally declaring for the 2014 NBA…
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Aug
02

Follow up on NBA D-League vs. European Basketball: Why don’t more players go to Europe?

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The following article is a guest contribution by Benjamin Haynes, Esq.   Haynes is a former Division 1 Basketball Player at Oral Roberts University and currently practices law in the State of Florida. In this follow up article (click here to read the original article), I interviewed three professional basketball players in order to provide direct perspective on…
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Jul
30

NBA D-League vs. European Basketball: Why don’t more players go to Europe?

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The following article is a guest contribution by Benjamin Haynes, Esq.   Haynes is a former Division 1 Basketball Player at Oral Roberts University and currently practices law in the State of Florida. Many current and former college basketball players all have the same goal, make it to the NBA. Many players will play in the NBA Developmental…
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Sep
15

With Patty Mills Signed, Will Andrew Bogut Follow To The NBL?

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With the NBA still no closer to a resolution over the lockout, many players are upping their interest in playing overseas.  First off, it was the fringe players who sought out deals, realizing that their playing career in the NBA would be most hurt  by the stoppage. Noting this, recently re-signed Portland Trailblazers guard Patty…
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Aug
30

Wilson Chandler Signs Deal In China

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On August 30, 2011, J.A. Adande of ESPN.com reported that Wilson Chandler stated he has signed a contract to play for Zhejiang Guangsha, which plays its games in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).  There are two reasons why I find Chandler’s move to the CBA and the article itself to be of importance to Sports Agent…
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Aug
24

Cross China Off Carmelo’s And CP3′s List

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The news that the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) will prevent NBA players current under contract from playing in its league was not talked about much in sports business circles; however, it has a great impact on top tier NBA players and their agents.  Before the CBA locked these NBA players out of its league, superstars…
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Jul
08

Wayne Chism And His Agent Awarded Money By Basketball Arbitral Tribunal

In my Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up from February 11, 2011, I wrote that agents should make sure to get Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT) clauses it in their international players’ contracts.  If inserted in a player’s contract, the clause allows either the team or player to have the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal oversee a legal proceeding and resolve a…
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May
12

FIBA Approves Italian Basketball Federation’s Regulations Governing Player Agents

In April, FIBA approved the Italian Basketball Federation’s (FIP) Regulations Governing Player Agents.  The Regulations are embedded at the bottom of this post and intend to regulate agents who represent all basketball players affiliated with FIP. In order for an agent to identify himself as an Authorized FIP Agent, he must be registered with FIP and/or FIBA.  The…
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Apr
07

An NBA Lockout May Affect Early Entries And The Overseas Market

Yesterday, I was involved in a great discussion about the NFL Lockout, which I will include a link to in a future post.  I also had the opportunity to answer some questions for Marcus Shockley at Basketball Elite regarding a potential NBA Lockout and how it may affect players who are or may enter the…
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Mar
30

Certain Overseas Players Need To Report Foreign Bank Account Information

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We take taxes seriously here at Sports Agent Blog, and agents across the board should do the same.  A gross majority of professional athletes have not been schooled on foreign and domestic tax laws, and even if they were, they would not have the time to deal with the various matters that confront them with…
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