Jun
30

Recap: SMWW 2015 NHL Career Conference

Rick Curran (NHL Agent) & Dr. Lynn Lashbrook (SMWW Founder)

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Sports Management Worldwide annual NHL Career Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Attendees got the opportunity to hear from everyone involved in the hockey business from media to general managers and then attended the actual NHL Draft in Sunrise, Florida. There were two agent panels, one…
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Jun
29

Relativity Sports Adds NFL Agent Kevin Omell To Its Team

Kevin Omell has left National Sports Agency to join Relativity Sports (Photo via Twitter)

Relativity Sports has added to their roster only this time, they’ve added a new agent instead of a player. Kevin Omell, a veteran NFL agent, will be leaving National Sports Agency to work alongside his close friend Ben Dogra. Omell worked at National Sports Agency alongside its founder, Harold Lewis, for over 10 years. Lewis…
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Jun
23

Roc Nation Sports Signs Jerome Boateng

Jerome Boateng brings soccer and international stardom to Roc Nation Sports

Roc Nation Sports has signed World Cup Champion Jerome Boateng to its roster. Boateng and his management company SAM Sports signed an exclusive promotional agreement with Roc Nation Sports earning him the position as premiere professional football athlete for the agency. Boateng is a German soccer player currently playing as a defender for Bayern Munich…
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Jun
22

Gator Guard Hopes Player-Agent Bond Will Pay Off In Draft

Michael Frazier will be represented by Matt Ramker (Photo Credit: GatorZone.com)

University of Florida guard Michael Frazier signed with local agent Matt Ramker with hopes that their player-agent bond will pay off at the NBA Draft this Thursday night in Brooklyn, New York. Many questioned Frazier’s decision to forgo his senior year and enter the draft early since he missed a portion of his junior year…
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Jun
17

NBA Agent Dues Set To Increase

NBA Agent dues are going to see a major increase in 2015/16

Per Darren Heitner, NBA Agent annual dues will likely increase during the 2015-2016 season. NBPA Deputy General Counsel Ramya Ravindran and the Board of Player Representatives have discussed and preliminarily approved raising NBA agent dues beginning with the upcoming NBA season.  The expected increase in agent dues would be as follows: Agents with 0-9 players:…
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Jun
16

Sam Porter’s Transition From Sports Agent To Front Office

Sam Porter

The recent news of Arn Tellem leaving Wasserman Media Group to become Vice Chairman of Palace Sports and Entertainment has made headlines across the sports industry. It is becoming more and more common to see teams hiring agents into one of their front office positions. Samuel Porter, the new Director of Business and Legal Affairs…
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Jun
15

On To The Next One: Jose Abreu

Jose Abreu joins Relativity Sports via cbssports.com.

Per Sports Business Journal, Relativity Sports has signed Chicago White Sox first basemen and 2014 American League Rookie of the Year Jose Abreu for representation. At Relativity, agent Diego Bentz will lead his representation. Abreu was previously represented by Praver Shapiro. The second year, 28-year old Cuba native has played in 57 games this season…
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Jun
10

On To The Next One: Al Alburquerque

Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

According to a Tweet by Jerry Crasnick, Detroit Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque has signed with Praver/Shapiro Group for his representation. He was previously represented by Rick Thurman of the Beverly Hills Sports Council. The 28-year old Dominican Republic native is in his fifth MLB season, all with the Tigers. He began his professional career in…
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Jun
05

Mega Sports Agent Arn Tellem Joins The Detroit Pistons

Super basketball agent, Arn Tellem, is joining the Detroit Pistons (photo credit: wmgllc.om)

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…
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Jun
03

ACES Group Adds Two Clients

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According to a Tweet from Jerry Crasnick, The ACES Group has added two new MLB clients to its roster: Diamondbacks OF David Peralta and Royals IF Christian Colon. The Venezuelan born Peralta is hitting .258 this season with 5 HR and 24 RBI. Originally signed with the St. Louis Cardinals as a pitcher in 2006,…
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