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Testing The NBA Draft Waters Will Be Much More Difficult For Prospects

Earlier in 2019 the NCAA introduced the NCAA Athlete Agent Certification. It was met with skepticism from both upcoming and aspiring agents as well as industry vets because of the requirements and the fees associated with obtaining certification. With the COVID-19 virus ending the NCAA season early and likely preventing any pre-draft workouts the pathway […]

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Isaiah Stewart Declares For NBA Draft, Signs With Roc Nation Sports

Isaiah Stewart was the #3 college basketball recruit in 2019, coming out of Rochester, New York. The 6’9”, 250-pound center announced his commitment to play at the University of Washington in January of 2019. Stewart chose the Huskies over Duke, Michigan State, Syracuse and Kentucky. While he personally shined on the Washington hardwood, his squad […]

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On To The Next One: Kelly Oubre Jr.

Before tearing his meniscus in his right knee, Kelly Oubre Jr. was averaging career highs with 18.7 points and 6.4 rebounds a game. After undergoing surgery and missing the last seven games before the NBA suspended its season, Oubre is expected to make a full recovery. With the increased time to recover, Oubre Jr. also […]

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Miami Heat’s Jimmy Butler In Legal Dispute With Ex-Managers Over Nike Deal

First reported by The Blast, Independent Sports & Entertainment (ISE) is suing Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler for breach of contract. In the suit the firm claims that Butler signed an agreement with them back in 2013 involving assistance in marketing and public relations. The deal consisted of language agreeing to commissions for services including […]

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Octagon Signs Top NBA Prospect Anthony Edwards

Anthony Edwards, one of the top NBA Draft prospects, has signed to an exclusive marketing and management agreement with Octagon. Octagon Basketball’s Omar Wilkes will be his representation. Edwards, the No. 1 prospect coming out of high school, was a McDonald’s All-American and Jordan Brand Classic All-Star. The Georgia native became a freshman sensation for […]

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Coronavirus Shutdowns Causing Financial Pressure For Endeavor, Live Nation Entertainment and Sinclair Broadcast Group

As reported by Cynthia Littleton of Variety, the Coronavirus shutdowns have negatively impacted business and profits for many prominent sports media firms such as Endeavor, Live Nation Entertainment and Sinclair Broadcast Group. Originally predicted by Moody’s Investors Service, a major credit rating agency, companies that do not offer diversity in their operations would be more […]

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The National Basketball Players’ Association Will Begin Search For A New Executive Director

The National Baskball Players’ Association (NBPA) has announced that the search for the successor of current Executive Director Michele Roberts will begin. Practicing forward thinking, the NBPA has acknowledged the importance of putting together a strategy for filling such a valuable role within the organization. Roberts was elected in 2014 and has been instrumental in […]

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Wasserman Acquires Key Sports Management, Widens Global Soccer Reach

Wasserman, the sports marketing and representation giant based out of Los Angeles, is no stranger to expanding through acquisition. In 2007, Wasserman bolstered its consulting and property capabilities by purchasing North Carolina-based OnSport. In 2011, Wasserman bought London-based media rights manager and advisory firm Reel Enterprises. Also in 2011, the media conglomerate purchased SFX Golf […]

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MLB Contemplates Skipping 2020 Amateur Draft Due to COVID19

As the effects of Coronavirus continue to be felt around the globe, the sports world continues its planning towards resuming its regular seasons and in the case of Major League Baseball, beginning its regular season. Reports have surfaced that Major League Baseball will consider putting the 2020 Amateur Draft on hold as well as putting […]

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TPG Allowing Investors to Cash Out of Talent Powerhouse CAA

TPG was looking into possibilities to keep possession of its investment in Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and offered the solution of running a process known as a “single-asset secondary” on the agency. TPG has been in business with CAA as an investor since 2010. The plan of this investment is to hold majority stake in […]