Sep
18

Wasserman Media Group Receives $100 Million Investment

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Earlier this week, it was reported that Wasserman Media Group received a $100 million investment from a Silicon Valley investment group. The investment from Madrone Capital Partners is the second investment Wasserman has taken since the sports agency’s creation over a decade ago.  According to SportsBusiness Journal, two years ago, Wasserman received $25 million from…
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Aug
27

Roc Nation Sports Ready To Drop The Mitts And Fight For Clients In The NHL

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The following is a guest contribution from Matt Tympanick, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth School of Law Class of 2015. Salve Regina University Class of 2012. According to Sports Business Journal, Roc Nation Sports, a full service Sports Management Agency founded by Shawn “Jay Z” Carter is likely about dive into the final big four sport, hockey.…
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Aug
21

Registration Open For Free Online Course, Representing The Professional Athlete

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Professor Peter Carfagna (see biography) will be holding a free online course starting on September 16.  The course is titled ‘Representing The Professional Athlete’.  To date, over 1,100 students from 90-plus countries have enrolled in the course, which will be comprised of lectures, guest speakers and hypothetical situations. “There are 6 modules.  Each one is…
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Aug
20

4th Annual Kelley Drye Sports Entertainment Group’s Agent/Client Retreat

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With the beginning of the NFL preseason starting just weeks ago, fans have been engaged with players’ off season preparation for this upcoming season, but not many know how players are preparing for life off the field. The Sports and Entertainment Group at Kelley Drye held their annual three day retreat in Las Vegas this…
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Aug
20

Vote For Agency/NFL Business Panel At South By Southwest Conference

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SXSW, Inc. executes a series of annual conferences, with one of those being South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas.  SXSW has now been broken down into film, interactive and music conferences.  SXSW Interactive 2015, which consistently focuses on emerging technologies, is allowing the SXSW community the opportunity to select future panels. One such panel…
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Aug
19

Roc Nation Sports Expands Industry Presence With Boxing Division

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It’s not even two years old, but Roc Nation Sports has NBA, MLB and NFL clients.  It even lays claim to representing WNBA superstar and Tulsa Shock guard, Skylar Diggins.  Nine clients to be exact. Now, the division of Roc Nation is strategically aiming to enter the boxing sphere, according to President and Chief of…
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Aug
14

George Pyne Exits WME | IMG

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The exodus from sports agency WME | IMG continues, as the President of IMG Sports and Entertainment, George Pyne, recently departed the company.  Pyne will remain a senior advisor to WME | IMG for an unknown number of future months.  However, in the mean time, Pyne is hoping to raise $500 million to acquire companies…
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Aug
13

Leigh Steinberg To Host Agent Academy In October

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In two months, veteran sports agent Leigh Steinberg will host his very own ‘Agent Academy’ in Newport Beach, California at his agency’s headquarters.  Steinberg, the model for the 1990s movie Jerry Maguire, has represented 60-plus first round selections in his career along with eight No. 1 overall picks. For an individual who has endured messy industry breakups, bouts…
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Aug
11

Mike Tannenbaum Remains An Agent Even With New Consulting Role

New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum (left) and head coach Rex Ryan before the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Metlife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Former New York Jets General Manager, Mike Tannenbaum, joined sports agency Priority Sports as the head of its Coaches, Front Office and Broadcasters Division last summer.  In that role, he recently negotiated Steve Kerr’s new salary with the Golden State Warriors. As of last Friday, Tannenbaum will now try to balance two competing responsibilities, with some arguing…
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Aug
06

First Woman NBPA Executive Director Discusses New Role

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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…
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