Aug
18

Interview With The Agent: Garry Rosenfield

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Garry Rosenfield is a recent graduate of Quinnipiac University School of Law (2013) and the University of Connecticut (2010).  He currently leads the Women’s Basketball Division at Coaches Inc., a sports agency and marketing firm devoted to the careers of college coaches.  Below is a Q&A with Garry where we discussed his role at Coaches…
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Aug
15

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (8/15/2014)

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick (32) defends during the first half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

I am in Detroit today to moderate a question-and-answer session with the President and Chief Operating Officer of NASCAR.  It is my first time in the city.  Back to (sometimes) sunny South Florida tomorrow.  After three fantastic years of teaching Sports Agency Management at Indiana University Bloomington (where I created the course) I am finally…
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Aug
14

George Pyne Exits WME | IMG

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The exodus from sports agency WME | IMG continues, as the President of IMG Sports and Entertainment, George Pyne, recently departed the company.  Pyne will remain a senior advisor to WME | IMG for an unknown number of future months.  However, in the mean time, Pyne is hoping to raise $500 million to acquire companies…
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Aug
13

Leigh Steinberg To Host Agent Academy In October

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In two months, veteran sports agent Leigh Steinberg will host his very own ‘Agent Academy’ in Newport Beach, California at his agency’s headquarters.  Steinberg, the model for the 1990s movie Jerry Maguire, has represented 60-plus first round selections in his career along with eight No. 1 overall picks. For an individual who has endured messy industry breakups, bouts…
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Aug
12

Wimbledon Champion Kvitova Signs With IMG

Petra Kvitova (CZE) serves to Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) on day four of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at Uniprix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Just two weeks after inking Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, IMG has announced the signing of Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova to a worldwide representation agreement. She was previously solely managed by Miroslav Cernosek, who will continue to work with IMG in finding opportunities in her native Czech Republic. Kvitova will also retain Katie Spellman, who mangers her PR.…
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Aug
11

Mike Tannenbaum Remains An Agent Even With New Consulting Role

New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum (left) and head coach Rex Ryan before the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Metlife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Former New York Jets General Manager, Mike Tannenbaum, joined sports agency Priority Sports as the head of its Coaches, Front Office and Broadcasters Division last summer.  In that role, he recently negotiated Steve Kerr’s new salary with the Golden State Warriors. As of last Friday, Tannenbaum will now try to balance two competing responsibilities, with some arguing…
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Aug
08

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (8/8/2014)

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) sits on the bench before the game against the New York Giants at Ford Field. Giants beat the Lions 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Quick trip to Los Angeles, but I’m back in Miami for the rest of the week.  August 9 is my half-birthday.  People celebrate that, right?  At the end of next week I will be traveling to Detroit to moderate a NASCAR panel.  I’ve never been to Detroit, so I’m looking forward to the trip.  This…
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Aug
07

On To The Next One: J.C. Copeland

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Caleb Hanie (7) hands off to fullback J.C. Copeland (48) during training camp at the River Ridge Playing Fields. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Current fullback for the Dallas Cowboys, J.C. Copeland, recently left his former agency, JL Sports, to sign with Prestige Sports International.  The former LSU Tiger will be represented by NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, Byron Cuthbert. Copeland is Cuthbert’s first SEC client. Following passage of the NFLPA certification exam last year, Cuthbert signed a few players from smaller…
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Aug
06

First Woman NBPA Executive Director Discusses New Role

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After 18 months without an Executive Director, the NBPA recently hired Michele Roberts to lead the union.  A University of California (Berkeley) law graduate, Roberts now becomes the first woman to lead a major U.S. sports union.  The Bronx, New York native chatted with SportsBusiness Journal’s labor and agent reporter, Liz Mullen, about her new…
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Aug
05

Tyrann Mathieu Signs With CAA

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Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu has signed with Creative Artist Agency’s football division.  Mathieu played his college ball at LSU prior to being a third round pick (No. 69 overall) by the Cardinals.  He has rebounded well from a scrutinized college career that included Mathieu being kicked off the LSU team for violating team…
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