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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (9/30/11)

I am on my way up to Gainesville, Florida to return to my alma mater (undergrad and law school) and watch the Gators take on the Alabama Crimson Tide.  I can’t wait to see a lot of friends and watch some good football under the lights at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (8 p.m. kickoff).  I […]

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Agents In Control Of Collective Bargaining Negotiations For NBA Players

With a full slate of NFL and NCAA football, it is easy to forget that any other sports exist.  However, the NBA is coming off of a fantastic season with its highest NBA Finals television ratings since 2004 (and I contend that there were much less competing TV options six years prior).  Yet, as each […]

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With Patty Mills Signed, Will Andrew Bogut Follow To The NBL?

With the NBA still no closer to a resolution over the lockout, many players are upping their interest in playing overseas.  First off, it was the fringe players who sought out deals, realizing that their playing career in the NBA would be most hurt  by the stoppage. Noting this, recently re-signed Portland Trailblazers guard Patty […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (8/26/11)

I am officially teaching my first college class next Monday.  I am more excited than nervous.  The one thing I am not looking forward to is putting together the Powerpoint slides.  Two days after that, I will be taking a much deserved vacation to Las Vegas.  Shout at me if you will be in Vegas […]

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Dominique Jones Hires KSMG For Marketing

On August 19, 2011,  Kaufmann Sports Management Group, LLC (KSMG) announced (via its Facebook page) that it had signed Dallas Mavericks Guard Dominique Jones as a client.  He has become KSMG’s first basketball client.  Jones will be represented by KSMG for marketing purposes, while he will continue to be represented by Mike Hodges for team contracts.  Hodges has […]

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Interview With The Agent: Tony Dutt

Tony Dutt is the President of Dutt Sports Services, Inc. (DSSI), a basketball agency based in The Woodland, Texas.  DSSI’s website’s catchy phrase states, “With Dutt, it’s a done deal.”  Dutt has negotiated deals for many NBA players, including Marcus Camby, Rashard Lewis, Raymond Felton, and Brandon Bass.  Throughout his career, Dutt has secured hundreds […]

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Mark Steinberg Joins Jeff Schwartz, Casey Close At Excel Sports Management

Just yesterday, Mark Steinberg officially decided his new agency destination after leaving IMG roughly a month-and-a-half ago. Steinberg had been the Director of IMG’s Global Golf Business and was responsible for the representation of Tiger Woods, Annika Sorenstam, and other golfers. I had speculated for quite some time that Steinberg would seriously consider joining up […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (7/8/2011)

I am up in Orlando taking a deposition today; such is the life of a lawyer who delves in transactional and litigation matters.  Basketball heavy Friday Wrap-Up this week.  It is interesting to hear of some NBA players seriously considering teams overseas.  Fully expect each one of them who signs to include an opt-out clause […]

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Wayne Chism And His Agent Awarded Money By Basketball Arbitral Tribunal

In my Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up from February 11, 2011, I wrote that agents should make sure to get Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT) clauses it in their international players’ contracts.  If inserted in a player’s contract, the clause allows either the team or player to have the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal oversee a legal proceeding and resolve a […]

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Agents Bare Burden For Offseason Training During Lockout

NFL players, and those drafted by NFL teams who have not yet signed professional contracts, have been locked out by the league since March 3, 2011.  Not only have these players not had the ability to speak to team management, they also have had absolutely no access to their teams’ facilities.  Whereas players would normally […]