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NBA Draft Day Links

If you want to follow who represents whom, head over to the DraftExpress: 2007 NBA Draft Prospect Agent Listings. Joshua Golka put up a post on his Athlete Agent / Sports Agent Regulation blog about the NBA today [Basketball Agent Info]. It includes links for certification to become a basketball agent (NBPA and FIBA – […]

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2007 MLB Amateur Draft Signing Bonuses

Justin Upton broke baseball barriers when he was selected #1 overall in 2005.  He received a whopping $6.1 million signing bonus for placing his name on the dotted line [New high MLB signing bonus].  A new Golden Age of baseball had arrived.  The 1994 strike was a distant memory and it seemed as though nothing […]

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Rashard Lewis Can Do Whatever He Wants

You know how Jerry McGuire’s mentor told him that the business is all about personal relationships? I suppose that the personal relationship between Seattle Supersonics forward, Rashard Lewis, and his agent, Tony Dutt, is not very strong anymore. I have such a thought because Tony Dutt cost his client the ability to void the final […]

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A Motor Sports Post About Busch, Miller, And Budweiser

Last week was Dale Earnhardt, Jr. week. The press ate him up when he decided to leave DEI. Then everyone was wondering who Jr. would sign with. Would he keep the #3 car? Would he keep Budweiser as a sponsor? A press conference date and time is established…he is joining Hendrick Motorsports! The dust has […]

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Sean Jones Would Like A Get Out Of Jail Free Card

It seems like everything that former NFL defensive lineman Sean Jones touches turns to crap. First, he was a member of the Los Angeles Raiders. They eventually moved to Oakland, and then got stuck with a troublesome Randy Moss, Jerry Porter, and no quarterback. So he moves on to the Houston Oilers. They move to […]

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Matt Leinart’s New Girlfriend

Goodbye Creative Artists Agency, hello CSMG. Before we look into Leinart’s new love, let me provide a brief time line for the life of Matty Boy. April 26, 2007: I reported that Leinart cut his marketing ties with Creative Artists Agency after only one year of representation [Cross CAA Off Of Leinart’s List Of Friends]. […]

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Myron Bolitar, Fictional Sports Agent

Myron Bolitar is not your typical sports agent.  For one, he is not real.  He is a character created by author Harlan Coben.  Second of all, he is a former investigator, which makes for some interesting stories when there are murder cases to solve.  But you want to be a sports agent, why should you […]

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Arenas Has No Agent But Wants More Zeros

Gilbert Arenas may have been the first NBA player to have a popular blog, but he is definitely not the first athlete to represent himself in contractual negotiations with professional teams [Daunte Culpepper Needs Our Help]. Just yesterday, I discussed the negatives of being your own agent in contractual matters with the team that may […]

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Daunte Culpepper Needs Our Help

For 2 consecutive days in February, I decided to discuss if in fact sports agents are unnecessary for the modern athlete. The first day, I used 2 athletes as examples to show the type of pain that an athlete can suffer when choosing the “cheap way out” by not signing an agent [Agents Are Overrated].  […]

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Contract Retract

Unless you have been living under a rock in the sports world this week then you would have heard about Billy Donovan’s U-Turn from the Orlando Magic. Quick Re-cap: Billy Donovan, former Gator basketball coach decides to leave UF and take the head coach position at Orlando Magic. Donovan, who took the Gator’s to 2 […]