Los Angeles Lakers Choose Hookit To Evaluate 2017 Jersey Sponsorship Value

The NBA recently announced they will begin selling jersey sponsorships for the 2017-2018 season in the form of jersey patches. In order to examine the reach and value of the sponsorships, the Los Angeles Lakers have chosen Hookit to analyze the effectiveness of companies owning space on the players’ jerseys. Hookit will use their Hookit…

2017 NBA All-Star Game Will No Longer Be Played In North Carolina

The NBA announced on Thursday that the 2017 All-Star game will not occur in Charlotte, citing North Carolina’s House Bill 2 as the reason for the move. House Bill 2, also known as HB2 or the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, is an anti-LGBT legislation passed in March which forces transgender people to use public bathrooms…

2016 NBA Draft Recap: Excel Sports, CAA And ASM Sports Lead Agencies

Top 5 Agencies of the 2016 NBA Draft Excel Sports Management CAA ASM Sports Wasserman Priority Sports Honorable Mention: Roc Nation Sports Top 5 Agents of the 2016 NBA Draft Mike Lindeman – Excel Sports Management (4 players drafted, 1 in the first-round) Rob Pelinka – Landmark Sports (2 players drafted, both in the top-ten) Mike George…

2016 NBA Draft First Round Mock With Agents

My friend Michael Schottey just published a mock draft for the 2016 NBA Draft scheduled to take place on June 23. Mock drafts never provide a completely accurate position on where players are picked, especially because teams are prone to trade slots and selections prior to and during the draft. Additionally, it is impossible to…

2015 NBA Draft Players/Agents & Analysis

Highlights ASM Sports had 8 clients drafted including 4 1st rounders BDA Sports had 7 clients selected including 4 1st rounders and 3 in the top 10 Excel Sports Management had 6 clients drafted including 2 1st rounders CAA Sports had 4 clients drafted including the 1st and 2nd overall picks Priority Sports had 4…

Mega Sports Agent Arn Tellem Joins The Detroit Pistons

According to Yahoo! Sports NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski, veteran and highly respected sports agent, Arn Tellem has agreed to become the Vice Chairman of Palace Sports & Entertainment, the company that owns the Detroit Pistons. Per ESPN.com, Tellem will be in charge of business operations and league initiatives for the Pistons, as well as be…

Performance Analytics: Still A Long Way To Go

The following is a guest contribution from Marc Rubin of RayRubin Sports Analysts. Sports Agent Blog recently posted a link to writer Will Mui’s 4/21/15 article “How The Orlando Magic Prosper With Analytics Despite Relatively Small Market”. The focus of the story was the Magic’s use of statistical analysis relative to their marketing efforts. I applaud…

First Woman NBPA Executive Director Discusses New Role

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…

Sports Agents Voice Displeasure With NBA Players ‘Taking Less’ Money

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…