• New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi (5) battles for the puck with Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty (67) during the first period in game four of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

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    Marketing Agent Maverick Carter Discusses Decision 2.0 With ESPN

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  • Connor McGregor at the UFC Dublin press conference. Photo courtesy of Darren Heitner, Sports Agent Blog.

    The Star That Is Conor McGregor

    UFC featherweight Conor McGregor had an outstanding debut at UFC on Fuel TV 9 where he knocked out Marcus Brimage in 1 minute and 7 seconds. Before his debut, McGregor had a lot of hype behind him and told the media, fans, the UFC, anyone who would … [Show Me...]

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    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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    09

    Interview With The Agent: Lindsay Kagawa Colas

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    Lindsay Kagawa Colas is Vice President of Action Sports & Olympics at Wasserman Media Group. Colas is a double graduate of Stanford University where she received a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and Masters in Sociology- Organizational Studies.  While at Stanford, Colas was an All-District 8 performer and two-year captain of the Women’s Volleyball…
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    08

    Sports Agents Voice Displeasure With NBA Players ‘Taking Less’ Money

    Contributor Evan Zepfel makes his argument as to why the Clippers would benefit from an Initial Public Offering.

    When an NBA player is urged to take less than money, that naturally means his agent’s commission is less. Such has been the latest pattern emerging from social media, fan bases and with owners across the league. And with the newly-agreed upon Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) from 2011 in place — which left players with…
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    Jul
    07

    Economic Impact Of The UFC/Combat Sports

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    MMA and Boxing both call Las Vegas the capital of their respective sports. To analyze the economic impact these sports have on the world we will look at recent fights in Las Vegas by boxing superstar Manny Paquiao and MMA superstar Anderson Silva and how those fights and future fights affect the economy. On fight…
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    Jul
    04

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (7/4/2014)

    LeBron James and Johnny Manziel share the same marketing agent, Maverick Carter.
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    A special Shabbat Shalom, Happy July 4th to you and yours.  Congratulations to Sports Agent Blog contributor Mark Burns on joining the SportsMoney team at Forbes.  It is always exciting to see Sports Agent Blog contributors expand their horizons and take hold of new opportunities.  Speaking of, another Sports Agent Blog contributor Benjamin Haynes recently started writing for Sporting News.  Who…
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    Jul
    02

    Interview With The Agent: Johnny Alamo

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    Johnny Alamo is a University of Denver graduate with a Bachelors in Sports Marketing & Business Management. Alamo is a unique agent; he does not represent basketball, football, or any other traditional sport athletes, he represents Olympic skiers and develops multi-media sports storytelling projects. After an extensive career in the industry with titles that ranged…
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    Jul
    01

    On To The Next One: Oscar Taveras

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    St. Louis Cardinals rookie outfielder Oscar Taveras has unfortunately been playing musical chairs with his agents as of late. He has previously been represented by The Legacy Agency along with Rob Plummer & Associates.  He most recently left MDR Sports Management — which he has done multiple times before — for MVP Sports Group, which…
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    Jun
    30

    On To The Next One: Anthony Johnson

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    Before even playing a down in the NFL, Miami Dolphins rookie defensive tackle, Anthony Johnson, has already changed agencies.  The Baton Rouge, Louisiana native recently transitioned from ProSource Sports to Rosenhaus Sports. Johnson will be co-represented by NFLPA Certified Contract Advisors, Drew Rosenhaus and Robert Bailey, according to Liz Mullen of Sports Business Journal. The…
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    Jun
    27

    2014 NBA Draft Selections And Analysis (Player/Agent)

    Andrew Wiggins (Kansas) is interviewed after being selected as the number one overall pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2014 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

    Prior coverage of NBA Draft (agent/player) relationships: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 Keep up with Sports Agent Blog on Twitter | Facebook | RSS Highlights Creative Artists Agency led the way with 6 clients taken in the first round of the NBA Draft. Wasserman Media Group had 2 of the first 3 players drafted along with 3 of the first 6 taken off…
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    Jun
    27

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (6/27/2014)

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    Happy day-after-NBA Draft Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up.  Thrilled for Andrew Wiggins, who went No. 1 overall to the Cleveland Cavaliers.  Thanks to contributor Mark Burns for taking over the Sports Agent Blog Twitter account last night and updating followers with pick-by-pick agent pairings.  This week on FORBES: (1) Florida Focuses On Curbing Trafficking Of Cuban Baseball Players; (2) LeBron…
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