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MLB Players Sports Business

Wasserman Spending Spree Continues With Acquisition Of Jet Sports

Wasserman has been on an acquisition spree over the past year. It recently acquired New York-based talent agency The Montag Group, rugby powerhouse Esportif, and golf management firm Mullhaupt Management. Its latest acquisition is a baseball agency, which was just announced this morning. Wasserman’s baseball practice will expand with the acquisition of Jet Sports Management. […]

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NBA Players Sports Agents

Thad Foucher Talks Irreconcilable Differences And More Regarding Russell Westbrook

“Irreconcilable differences” is often referenced when a lawyer finds himself in the middle of a lawsuit where he is representing a client who is not paying bills in a timely manner or perhaps the two no longer see eye-to-eye anymore. It is a way for the lawyer to attempt to withdraw as counsel through motion […]

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Sports Law

Casey Close Files Federal Complaint Against Doug Gottlieb

You had to have seen it coming. On June 29, sports commentator Doug Gottlieb published a tweet that said, “Casey Close never told Freddie Freeman about the Braves final offer, that is why Freeman fired him. He found out in Atlanta this weekend. It isn’t that rare to have happen in MLB, but it happened […]

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NFL Players Sports Business

Roc Nation Sports Strengthens Football Division With Erik Burkhardt

Erik Burkhardt, who has been certified as an NFLPA Contract Advisor for 17 years, has joined Roc Nation Sports as co-head of the company’s football division. He will share the responsibility of managing and growing Roc Nation Sports’ football division along with Kim Miale and John Thornton. Kyler Murray (Arizona Cardinals), Bradley Chubb (Denver Broncos), […]

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Sports Law

What Could Be The Fallout For Casey Close Concerning Freddie Freeman?

Major League Baseball player Freddie Freeman has ended his relationship with baseball agent Casey Close of Excel Sports Management based on Close failing to inform Freeman about a final offer that was presented by the Atlanta Braves, per Doug Gottlieb. According to Gottlieb, this information was not disclosed to Freeman because Close knew that Freeman […]

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2022 NBA Draft Player-Agent Pairings

Excel Sports Management had 5 of its clients selected in the top 20 of the 2022 NBA Draft. The company represents 10 of the 58 selections (17% of the NBA Draft) during the entire night of June 23, 2022. 3 of its clients were lottery picks and it had 7 clients off the board before […]

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Sports Business

Excel Sports Management Acquires Experiential Marketing Agency

Sports agency Excel Sports Management has acquired creative and experiential marketing agency Game Seven, which creates, develops, and executes innovative engagement platforms that tell relevant brand stories. Game Seven has worked with Nike, Foot Locker, Timberland, Oakley, Bleacher Report, Instagram, TikTok, Meta, and Spotify in the past. “Excel and Game Seven share foundational elements, as […]

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Golf Sports Business

Wasserman Adds To Its Golf Division

Not too long ago, I was writing about Wasserman launching a rugby division. Well, the global sports management company is not done with its expansion plans, and recently announced that it is also adding to its existing golf division. The golf division is expanding by way of Wasserman acquiring Mullhaupt Management and it will bring […]

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Sports Business

Guest Post: Preparing Athletes for Death, Taxes, And Learning New Things

The following is a guest post from Andrew Pandolfo, RFC®, AAMS® , Financial Advisor at Raymond James. There are very few certainties in life: death, taxes, and learning new things. With so much of our lives uncertain, it is essential to plan for the unknown. I have worked with an array of different clients at […]

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Sports Business

Michael Vick Gets Into The Athlete Management Biz

Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick is getting into the athlete management business by partnering with Levels Sports Group, a California-based athlete management firm that specializes in name, image, and likeness (NIL) opportunities for pro and college athletes. Vick will take on the role of head of athlete development to provide mentorship to Levels’ clients, including […]