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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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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Jun
04

Sterling Silver

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This guest post is written by Jason A. Davis, Esq. a Seattle attorney and sports fan.  Mr. Davis has previously contributed to the Sports Agent Blog. Follow him at @JasonDavisEsq1. Sterling silver is an alloy containing a majority of silver and a small percentage of other metals.  For the NBA, however, it is the meltdown of…
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May
29

Why Don’t The Sterlings IPO The Clippers?

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

The following article is a guest contribution by written by Evan Zepfel.  Zepfel is a Portfolio Management Analyst at PAAMCO, is a graduate of Harvard College, was a member of Harvard’s Varsity Water Polo team and served a sports editor for The Harvard Crimson. A number of high-profile potential investors have been linked to the sale…
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May
13

Highlighting Donald Sterling’s Interview With Anderson Cooper And Reaction Thereto

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Los Angeles Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, sat down with CNN’s Anderson Cooper last night on Cooper’s AC360 show.  The two discussed Sterling’s racial remarks that have made headlines the past few weeks.  Sterling denied being a racist roughly a dozen times and said that he did not know he was being recorded by his younger…
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Nov
18

What Do The Stats Guys Do Beyond Compensation Analysis?

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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
29

NFL Week Eight: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

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The following Sports Agent Blog contribution is courtesy of Brandon Thorn. The Good: San Francisco’s dominance – Since losing two of their first three games to start the season, the 49ers (6-2) have flat out dominated. In their last five games, the 49ers have outscored their opponents 174-61. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick is the first player to…
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Oct
16

2013/14 Miami Heat Preview – Three-peat?

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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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Nov
05

Former Basketball Agent Jason Levien Becomes CEO Of The Memphis Grizzlies

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From Udonis Haslem’s agent to Chief Executive Officer of the Memphis Grizzlies, watching and covering Jason Levien’s path through the business of sport has been exciting.  Levien, who will become the Grizzlies’ new CEO and managing partner, was first written about on Sports Agent Blog in an Agent Spotlight published on May 11, 2007.  At…
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Jul
03

2012 NBA Draft Player/Agent Spreadsheet

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Keep up with Sports Agent Blog on Twitter | Facebook | RSS  Again, much thanks to Belmont University law school student and aspiring sports/entertainment agent Mark J. Burns, for taking another one of our draft resources, the 2012 NBA Draft (Player/Agent) list and turning it into 2 fantastic spreadsheets.  The two spreadsheets are: (1) by round, and (2) by position (within each position, the players are alphabetized).…
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