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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Aug
04

Sports Agency Lagardère Unlimited Adds To Consulting Division

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One of the leading global sports agencies is beefing up its consulting division with the recent addition of four industry executives.  Lagardère Unlimited just added Todd Franks, Brendan Moynihan, Greg Coleman and Ryan Peck, all of whom were previously with Genesco Sports Enterprises. “We are excited that Todd, Brendan, Greg and Ryan have joined our team,”…
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Jul
30

ESPN Analyst Mark Jackson Signs With LeBron James’ Agent

Mark Jackson reacts against the Los Angeles Clippers in game seven of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Rich Paul — the sports agent for NBA superstar LeBron James — is branching out into the broadcasting side of the business.  According to TNT’s David Aldridge, Paul has signed ESPN analyst, Mark Jackson. Jackson was formerly represented by Wasserman Media Group Vice Chairman and NBPA Player Agent, Arn Tellem.  Prior to that, Steve Kauffman (owner of…
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Jul
29

Atlanta-Based SportsTrust Advisors Loses Two NFL Sports Agents

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Yesterday, Atlanta-based sports agency SportsTrust Advisors, which is one of the world’s top-10 most valuable football agencies, lost two of its NFLPA Certified Contract Advisors: Michael Perrett and Kevin McGuire. The two sports agents shared roughly 20 years of experience working together at SportsTrust.  The duo is pursuing the formation of their own company, Element Sports…
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Jul
28

On To The Next One: Salvador Perez

Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (13) hits a home run against the Cleveland Indians in the second inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

According to CBS Sports’ MLB Insider, Jon Heyman, Kansas City Royals catcher, Salvador Perez, has changed representation — again. The Valencia, Venezuela native is now represented by Beverly Hills Sports Council and agent Rick Thurman. His former agency was SPS Sports Group.  Prior to SPS, he had been under management with the Morgan Advisory Group.…
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Jul
22

Marketing Agent Maverick Carter Discusses Decision 2.0 With ESPN

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ESPN reporter Jason Whitlock recently had the well-known sports marketer, Maverick Carter, on his podcast ‘Real Talk’. Carter — who is the Founder of LRMR Management — is the marketing agent for both LeBron James and Johnny Manziel.  With James’ recent move back home to Cleveland, Carter instantly has become one of the most powerful…
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Jul
21

Thomas Jefferson School Of Law Hosts Sports Law Negotiation Competition

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What: National Sports Law Negotiation Competition & Sports Law Conference 2014 When: Friday, September 19 – Sunday, September 21, 2014 Where: Thomas Jefferson School of Law: 1155 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 The annual National Sports Law Negotiation Competition (NSLNC) and Sports Law Conference is hosted and organized by the Center for Sports Law &…
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Jul
16

Six Questions With Travis King, Basketball Agent At Relativity Sports

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Lawrence Travis King began his career in professional sports by accepting a position to become the Director of Player Personnel for Immortal Sports and Entertainment in 2004.  In 2006, Travis was promoted to the Vice President of Basketball Operations.   After a successful run with Immortal Sports, Travis joined the Relativity Sports team in 2009.  In…
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Jul
15

IMG Plotting To Poach Eugenie Bouchard

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Bloomberg has reported that sports management company IMG has approached tennis player Eugenie Bouchard about representing her. The 20 year-old Wimbledon finalist is currently contracted to Lagardere, but that agreement is due to end this year. For those who have not heard of Bouchard, she is comparable to the No.1 NBA and NFL pick combined.…
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Jul
10

Lagardère Unlimited, ASICS America Launch World’s First Real-Time Commercial

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Global sports agency Lagardère Unlimited has a significant imprint in the sports representation business.  It is arguably what it is most known for, at least to the Sports Agent Blog audience.  The company was labeled a top-10 agency last summer due in large part to its football division. At the same time, though, Lagardère has…
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