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Falcons WR Julio Jones At The Center Of Pat Dye Jr., Jimmy Sexton Lawsuit

While the young NBA offseason has been making most of the headlines in the sports world this week, in NFL news, agents Pat Dye Jr. and Jimmy Sexton are dealing with a lawsuit surrounding the stealing of clients. Dye and Sexton were partners at SportsTrust Advisors until Sexton decided to break off and join CAA […]

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Roc Nation Sports Signs First Coaching Client, Browns Head Coach Hue Jackson

Per Liz Mullen, Roc Nation Sports has signed its first coaching client, Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson. Jackson will be represented by agent John Thornton, who also represented him when Thornton worked at Octagon. Thornton, who negotiated Jackson’s four-year deal with the Browns in January 2016, left Octagon for Roc Nation three months later. The two worked together when Thorton […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (6/16/2017)

Last weekend I had a marvelous time in the Hudson Valley followed by some good comedy and eats in New York City. But as always, it’s damn good to be back home. Speaking of which, my current house is for sale. I’ll give a special rate to a Sports Agent Blog reader. In August, I’ll be […]

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Wasserman Hires Rafa Nieves As Vice President Of Baseball

Powerhouse agency Wasserman announced today that Rafa Nieves has been hired Vice President of Baseball. Nieves came to the United States from Venezuela at the age of 16 to become a professional baseball player after being signed by the Detroit Tigers. He played within the Tigers and New York Yankees organization before transitioning to the […]

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Minor League Baseball Players FLSA Litigation: Are Players Entitled to Greater Rights?

The following is a guest contribution by Noah Goodman. Goodman is a Labor and Employment Associate at Ballard Spahr in Philadelphia and he frequently writes about collective bargaining issues in professional sports. Goodman can be reached via LinkedIn. In 2017, the average salary for a Major League Baseball (“MLB”) player was $4.47 million dollars. Unfortunately, […]

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Leigh Steinberg’s Agent Academy 2.0

Leigh Steinberg “The Real Jerry Maguire” is back with his prestigious Agent Academy this summer with locations set in Dallas, Ohio, and California. The academy is for aspiring and current agents and has expanded from 1 day  to 2 days. Version 2.0 expands the academy into a two day event and drills deep into two of the most important […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (6/9/2017)

Good morning from Amenia, NY, where I will be spending the day playing a round of golf at Silo Ridge Field Club. I considered taking a trip from there to the Belmont Stakes, but decided to do Saturday in Manhattan instead. With my fiancee by my side (we are celebrating her birthday), it should hopefully […]

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Former Georgetown MBB Coach John Thompson III Signs With The Montag Group

Former Georgetown University head men’s basketball coach John Thompson III has signed with Sandy Montag and The Montag Group for his representation in his burgeoning broadcasting career. Thompson III was relieved of his coaching duties by the Hoyas in March after 13 years at the helm. However, he had been around the program for much […]

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Tandem Sports & Entertainment’s 2017 Draft Class Includes A Pair Of National Champions

Jim Tanner is a veteran of the NBA sports agent industry so it’s no surprise to see his company, Tandem Sports & Entertainment, with an impressive list of draft prospects approaching the 2017 NBA Draft. Justin Jackson, the star forward from North Carolina, headlines the class. DraftExpress ranks Jackson as the 13th best overall prospect […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (6/2/2017)

We are in the NBA Finals and all is right in the world of professional basketball once again. Officially in Summer and the heat wave has hit the State of Florida. I’m not complaining, as I have lived through it for the vast majority of my life, but can’t Winter be Coming already? News broke […]