Dec
18

On To The Next One: Shaun Livingston

Brooklyn Nets point guard Shaun Livingston (14) tries to dribble around Detroit Pistons shooting guard Rodney Stuckey (3) during the second quarter at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Excel Sports Management just lost a client in Houston Astros OF, L.J. Hoes.  However, the New York-based agency just made up for it — albeit in a different sport — with the signing of Brooklyn Nets guard, Shaun Livingston. Excel President and Agent, Jeff Schwartz, and Agent Sean Kennedy will represent the Peoria, Ill. native,…
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Nov
18

What Do The Stats Guys Do Beyond Compensation Analysis?

New Orleans Pelicans small forward Al-Farouq Aminu (0) dunks against the Charlotte Bobcats during the first quarter of a game at New Orleans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The following is a guest contribution from Marc Rubin of RayRubin Sports Analysts. Much of my work involves database analyses to ascertain “fair market values” for players my client agents represent, particularly in arbitration matters. I remain grateful to Drew Rosenhaus who taught me that FA is more of an “auction” situation and so here I…
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Oct
16

2013/14 Miami Heat Preview – Three-peat?

Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley (8) during media day at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The following is a guest contribution from University of Miami law school student Bryan Saul who is also one of the biggest Miami Heat fans I know.  Follow him on Twitter: @SaulitosWay. Team Name: Miami Heat Last Year’s Record: 66-16 Key Losses: Mike Miller, Juwan Howard Key Additions: Greg Oden, Michael Beasley, Roger Mason Jr.…
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Sep
10

On To The Next One: Patrick Patterson

Patrick Patterson

Roughly a week ago, I was told by an inside source (and Tweeted) that Sacramento Kings forward Patrick Patterson was leaving his agent to hire Sam Goldfeder of Excel Sports Management.  I contacted Patterson’s agent Odell McCants of Capitol Sports Management LLC to confirm, but received no response.  However, it is now official that Patterson…
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Jul
17

Arn Tellem And Amar’e Stoudemire Invest In Israeli Basketball Team

New York Knicks power forward Amar'e Stoudemire (middle) reacts during the final minute of the game against the Indiana Pacers in game six of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Pacers won 106-99.Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Shabbat Shalom comes a couple of days early with this article that combines sports agency and Israel.  The Jerusalem Post has reported that basketball and baseball agent Arn Tellem is part of a group that won the bid to purchase a ninety-percent interest in Israeli basketball team Hapoel Jerusalem.  Also included in the new ownership group…
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Jul
09

On To The Next One: Greg Stiemsma

Apr 17, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Greg Stiemsma (34) dunks as San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) looks on during the second half at the AT&T Center. The Timberwolves won 108-95. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Timberwolves center Greg Stiemsma has done his fair share of traveling.  Since leaving the University of Wisconsin after playing four years at the school, Stiemsma was a nomad playing for a variety of teams abroad.  He played for a couple of teams in both Turkey and South Korea with some stints in the D-League…
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Jun
27

2013 NBA Draft Agents/Players List

Anthony Bennett (UNLV) reacts after being selected as the number one overall pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2013 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Prior coverage of NBA Draft (agent/player) relationships: 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 Keep up with Sports Agent Blog on Twitter | Facebook | RSS Highlights Excel Sports Management with 7 clients selected  in 1st round. 11 clients selected overall. Wasserman Media Group with 4 clients selected  in 1st round. 9 clients selected overall Octagon Basketball with 3 clients selected  in 1st round. 5 clients selected overall.…
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May
23

On To The Next One: Chris Smith

New York Knicks shooting guard Chris Smith speaks to the media at the MSG Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier this week, Marc Berman of the New York Post reported that point guard Chris Smith changed agents.  He was formerly represented by Marc Cornstein, but was projected to change to his brother’s agent Leon Rose at Creative Artists Agency (CAA).  Chris Smith’s brother is the popular New York Knicks player J.R. Smith. Chris Smith…
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May
06

Op-Ed: What If Teams Colluded Against Jason Collins?

Jason Collins against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. The Wizards defeated the Suns 88-79. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The following guest post is by Travis Bell, an NBPA and CFLPA certified Contract Advisor and owner of The Seven Bridges Group based in Newport Beach, CA. While perusing my LinkedIn account the other day, I came across an interesting question posed by one of my connections. The question was whether or not the NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)…
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Mar
25

The Secret Weapon Behind LeBron James’ Agent Rich Paul

LeBron James' Cleveland-based agent Rich Paul is gaining credibility through his association with Mark Termini.

The hottest player in the NBA is undoubtedly LeBron James of the Miami Heat.  The Most Valuable Player award should be shipped to Miami and sit waiting there for the season to end so that it can be officially awarded to him. James has everything in the world going for him right now, and his…
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