Mar
28

Sports Lawyers Association Event At The Prudential Center

Sports Lawyers Assoc. Invite

What: Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) networking event and luncheon at Prudential Center When: April 23, 2012 (6:00 p.m.) Where: Prudential Center, 165 Mulberry Street  Newark, NJ 07102 Cost: $20 (includes game ticket for match-up of Nets vs. 76ers) See below for the official flyer.

Mar
13

On To The Next One: Isaiah Thomas

Isaiah Thomas

Isaiah Thomas was the final pick of the 2011 NBA Draft, selected by the Sacramento Kings.  The 5’9 Thomas played his college ball at Washington prior to entering the NBA.  Originally, Thomas was represented by Byron Irvin and Dan Fegan of Lagardere Unlimited.  However, he recently parted ways from those agents and is now represented by Andy Miller of ASM Sports.…
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Feb
28

Sports Lawyers Association Night @ The Palace: Pistons v Heat

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The Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) and the National Sports & Entertainment Law Society have teamed up with Michigan State College of Law to bring a great networking and entertainment experience to attorneys, agent, and students in the Detroit and surrounding areas. The event will take place on Friday, March 23, 2012, beginning at 4 p.m.,…
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Nov
29

Jamal Crawford Picks Andy Miller Of ASM Sports For Representation

Jamal Crawford

On September 16, 2011, I wrote that Jamal Crawford was on to the next one after he officially terminated Aaron Goodwin of Goodwin Sports Management as his representative.  Crawford had not given any indication as to who would become his next agent of record.  According to the NY Daily News, Crawford has finally made a decision, opting to sign with…
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Nov
28

NBA and Players Close To New Deal; Is Wilson Chandler Happy?

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The biggest news of the weekend was undoubtedly the proclamation that there will be a 2011-12 NBA season (albeit reduced from 82 regular season games to 66 regular season games). The announcement was made between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. early Saturday morning. The season will tentatively kick-off with 3 Christmas Day games, including the…
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Nov
23

Players Add Plaintiffs, Amend Their Minnesota Complaint v. NBA

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Last week, Caron Butler, Ben Gordon, Anthony Tolliver, and Derrick Williams filed a Class Action Complaint against the NBA and its member teams in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.  At roughly the same time, another class of NBA players filed a similar lawsuit in the Northern District of California.  The California lawsuit has since been dismissed…
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Nov
14

Basketball Agents Are Greedy Twitter Campaigners

David Stern

“By some combination of mendacity and greed, the agents who are looking out for themselves rather than their clients are trying to scuttle the deal.  They’re engaged in what appears to be an orchestrated Twitter campaign and a series of interviews that are designed to deny the economic realities of the proposal.” – NBA Commisioner…
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Sep
21

2011/12 Miami Heat Preview – In Case A Season Happens

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We have been doing Miami Heat season previews every year for the past four years.  While it is uncertain as to whether or not there will even be a 2011/12 NBA season, Bryan Saul took the time to prepare a preview…just in case. Team Name: Miami Heat Last Year’s Record: 58-24 Key Free Agents: Restricted: Mario Chalmers…
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Sep
16

On To The Next One: Jamal Crawford

Jamal Crawford

Aaron Goodwin of Goodwin Sports Management has represented some of the best players in basketball.  At one point in time, he represented Rodney Stuckey, LeBron James, Al Horford, and Dwight Howard.  They all currently have different agents representing them.  Now add Jamal Crawford to that list. Jamal Crawford has terminated his relationship with Goodwin Sports Management in an offseason…
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Jul
12

Has Billy Hunter Neutered The Influence Of Powerful Player Agents?

There are plenty of articles about the NBA lockout, and perhaps none will be better than the one recently written at Grantland by Bill Simmons.  A little over a week ago, though, David Aldridge at NBA.com wrote an in-depth piece about the lockout, which is also a recommended read.  Instead of summarizing Aldridge’s lengthy write-up,…
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