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Book Review: “How to Succeed as a Sports Agent”

Mel Stein’s book How to Succeed as a Sports Agent (2002) takes a different approach to the Sports Agent job. Mel has managed some high profile UK footballers in his time such as Alan Shearer, and his book reads in chronogolical form from setting up an agency, to playing contracts and endorsements. It is a […]

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Internships Sports Agents Sports Business

IMG’s IMaGe

CAA may be the new IMG as it has gained the latter’s best agents and team-players. For many years, IMG has been the staple of the Sports Agent world. It has represented some of the best football players (Peyton Manning), baseball players (Derek Jeter), etc. When Ted Forstmann bought the company for $750 million, Peter […]

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NBA Players Sports Business

Top Players Will & Should Turn Pro

With the end of March Madness less than a few weeks away, there has been a ton of speculation over whether freshman college basketball sensations Greg Oden (Ohio State Buckeyes center) and Kevin Durant (Texas Longhorns guard-forward) will turn pro at the end of the season. Long before these Diaper Dandies even set foot on […]

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NBA Players Sports Agents Sports Business

Let’s Do Chinese

That’s what Kobe Bryant’s agent (Rob Pelinka of SFX) is thinking. The NBA continues to grow in China, and more people are buying jerseys (especially Kobe Bryant’s). Besides being alongside Kobe throughout all of his struggles, Rob Pelinka has helped him become one of the most prized athletes in China. Kobe’s jersey is more popular […]

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Corporate Sponsors Endorsements Sports Business

The Sports Market Review – Issue 6

Sportcal.com has come out with its newest version of The Sports Market Review. It is produced 4 times a year and is completely free to download.  The publication covers media rights content, sponsorship, and events on a global scale (mostly looking at areas overseas). A lot of the information in the publication could come in […]

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Sports Business Sports Law

I Want to be an Educated Sports Agent

Chad Sloat over at Help me become a sports agent… (yes, the 2nd Sports Agent blog on the internet that we totally support) made a post about the value of completing a dual JD/MBA program. I believe that he makes a very good point, and receiving a dual degree is something that I have been […]

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Recruiting Sports Agents Sports Business

Great Expectations

Re-watching our favourite show Entourage the other day made me realize what I think is one of the most important aspects of being a sports agent. Super Agent Ari Gold summed it up perfectly. Manage your clients expectations Pretty self explanatory but so critical. Basically, don’t go promising the world to your client if you […]

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Sports Business

Porn, Instant Messages, And Sports…What More Could You Want?

While I was in Washington D.C., I was looking over the 6th annual New York Times Magazine Year In Ideas, and noticed 2 articles that relate to the sports industry. The articles are Sporno and N.C.A.A. Psyop. I definitely suggest checking both of those posts out, and if you have time, peruse over the other […]

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Colleges Sports Business

Wharton Sports Business Initiative

The Wharton Sports Business Initiative (WSBI) is unlike the other degree granting programs that I have highlighted in the past.  WSBI calls itself a research and executive education focused “think tank.” Involved in the program are educational programs, strategic corporate partnerships, consulting assignments, forums, and research.  Above all, WSBI wants to become a premier Research […]

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Colleges Sports Business

Marshall School of Business Sports Business Institute

The U.S. News & World Report and BusinessWeek have long heralded the University of Southern California’s business school as one of the top 30 in the nation: the Marshall School of Business.  In October of 2005, the school announced that it would create the Sports Business Institute as the nation’s first all-encompassing sports business center. […]