Apr
23

Kansas’ Freshmen Duo Signs Representation For 2014 NBA Draft

Kansas Jayhawks center Joel Embiid (center) celebrates after the game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas won the game 82-57. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Wasserman Media Group, according to a recent sports business article, has the most valuable basketball division of any sports agency in the world.  The signing of future lottery pick and University of Kansas center, Joel Embiid, will only add to that distinction. The ex-Jayhawk signed with Wasserman’s Vice Chairman and NBPA Certified Contract Advisor, Arn…
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Apr
23

Pat Dye Jr. Discusses The Landscape Of The Sports Agency Biz

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Sports Business Journal’s labor and agency beat writer, Liz Mullen, recently chatted with NFL Certified Contract Advisor, Pat Dye, Jr.  Dye is the Founder of SportsTrust Advisors, an Atlanta-based agency that represents 70-plus players in the NFL, such as the Denver Broncos’ DeMarcus Ware and the Miami Dolphins’ Ryan Tannehill. Below are some of the…
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Apr
21

Former MLB Scout, Curtis Dishman Transitions To Player Representation

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Tony Cingrani throws against the Tampa Bay Rays during the third inning at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

It is unusual for an agent in any sport to have had a long and successful career as a professional scout prior to breaking into player representation. However, it may actually make sense because a scout’s role is to analyze the skills and potential of amateur athletes. That same eye for talent is necessary to…
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Apr
17

Oklahoma’s Cameron Clark Sign With Basketball Agents Mike Silverman And Brandon Grier

Oklahoma Sooners forward Cameron Clark (21) reacts in the first half of a men's college basketball game during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament against the North Dakota State Bison at Veterans Memorial Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Last week, NBPA Certified Contract Advisors, Mike Silverman and Brandon Grier, signed Michigan State point guard Keith Appling.  The duo did not waste time in signing another NBA draft prospect in Oklahoma University guard/forward, Cameron Clark. The Sherman, Texas native finished the 2013-14 campaign averaging 15.6 PPG, 5.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists while shooting 43%…
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Apr
16

A Review Of Roc Nation’s Recent Past Working With Robinson Cano

Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano (22) hits a sacrifice fly during the sixth inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Seattle won 7-1. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

“Scott Boras, you over baby. Robinson Cano, you coming with me.” Those are lyrics rapped in Jay Z’s song “Crown” from his album, Magna Carta . . . Holy Grail. Indeed, Jay Z backed his lyrics, signing Robinson Cano as his first major client in 2013. After the signing, Boras mocked Jay Z’s Roc Nation…
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Apr
09

Group Of 2014 NBA Prospects Pick Their Sports Agents

Cincinnati Bearcats guard Sean Kilpatrick (23) addresses the media in a press conference during practice before the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at Veterans Memorial Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan State men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo has unfortunately lost his dynamic backcourt of Gary Harris and Keith Appling, according to Darren Heitner of Sports Agent Blog. Heitner tweeted last week that Harris will likely sign with Aaron Mintz of Creative Artists Agency.  Harris is slated to go to the Orlando Magic at No. 15…
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Apr
08

Marcus Smart Signs With Lee Melchionni of Wasserman Media Group

Oklahoma State Cowboys guard Marcus Smart talks to the media at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Only hours after declaring for the 2014 NBA Draft, Marcus Smart signed with Lee Melchionni of Wasserman Media Group. Melchionni currently represents Byron Mullens (76ers), and he is the secondary agent to Danilo Gallinari (Nuggets), Kris Humphries (Celtics), Kendrick Perkins (Thunder), Tiago Splitter (Spurs), and Gerald Henderson (Bobcats). Smart has had his fair share of…
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Apr
03

Six Questions With Lyle Yorks, Group Director/FIFA Sports Agent At James Grant Sports

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The following “Six Questions” short interview is with Lyle Yorks, Group Director/FIFA sports agent, with James Grant Sports. Connect with Lyle on Twitter. 1) When did you realize you wanted to work in sports, and more specifically, in the sports agency industry? Everything in my life led up to what I do now for a…
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Apr
01

On To The Next One: Brittan Golden

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Brittan Golden (10) catches a pass over Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane (20) during the first half at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Over the last few years and most recently in the past couple of months, Relativity Sports is becoming the sports agency of choice for wide receivers.  The agency represents the likes of Dez Bryant, Larry Fitzgerald, and Michael Crabtree. This week, Arizona Cardinals wideout Brittan Golden signed with one of Relativity’s NFLPA Certified Contract Advisors,…
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Mar
27

Priority Sports Signs Creighton’s Doug McDermott

Creighton Bluejays head coach Greg McDermott embraces forward Doug McDermott (3) after they lost to the Baylor Bears in a men's college basketball game during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at AT&T Center. Photo Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Doug McDermott bowed out of the NCAA Tournament last weekend at the hands of Baylor. The Creighton small forward is already planning for the next stage in his professional career as he signed with Chicago-based Priority Sports earlier this week, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.  Sports agent Mark Bartelstein will represent him. This past season, McDermott…
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