The Montag Group Signs First Two Clients

Per Liz Mullen of SBJ, former WME-IMG agent Sandy Montag has signed his first two clients at his new venture, The Montag Group. Montag, who has represented top coaches, broadcasters and other media personalities, has signed Fox Sports NFL analyst David Diehl and ESPN play-by-play announcer Dave Pasch and will represent them himself. Diehl is…

WME Signs Jimmy Butler

Per SBJ, Chicago Bulls guard/forward Jimmy Butler has signed with WME for his representation off the court. Butler’s representation will be led by WME partners and agents Dave Wirtschafter and Doug Lucterhand as well as Kevin Shivers. The 6’7″ Butler is a two-time All-Star and the NBA’s Most Improved Player in 2015. He signed a…

Recap: TPG Sports Group 2016 Sports Agent School

This weekend I had the opportunity to visit Chicago, Illinois for the first time and attend the 2016 TPG Sports Group Sports Agent School. The conference was 2 days long and covered 6 panel topics. Attendees ranged from undergraduate students to professionals in different industries. The Introduction to Athlete Representation panel consisted of Lou Nero-…

MP & Silva Appoints Jochen Lösch As CEO Of MP & Silva

Per a press release form the company, MP & Silva, a leading international sports marketing agency, specializing in media rights, sponsorship and digital services, has appointed former Traffic Sports director Jochen Lösch as CEO. Lösch has almost 20 years’ experience in leading executive positions in the international sports industry. An attorney, he spent four years…

NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement Negotiations

The following is a guest contribution from Noah Goodman. Goodman is an associate at Ballard Spahr and he  drafts memoranda on federal court decisions and federal agency rulings. He previously oversaw a political campaign for a former Philadelphia City Councilman and was a presenter at the 28th Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture at the…

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