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The National Basketball Players’ Association Will Begin Search For A New Executive Director

The National Baskball Players’ Association (NBPA) has announced that the search for the successor of current Executive Director Michele Roberts will begin. Practicing forward thinking, the NBPA has acknowledged the importance of putting together a strategy for filling such a valuable role within the organization. Roberts was elected in 2014 and has been instrumental in […]

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WNBPA and WNBA Reach New Collective Bargaining Agreement That Will Cover 2020-2027

The WNBA and WNBPA has come to a “tentative” terms on a new eight-year Collective Bargaining Agreement. The two entities have been at the negotiating table for quite some time looking for a middle ground on key factors that plagued the league. Factors including salary, travel, player experience and quality of life. The new agreement […]

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From Draft Day to Pay Day

Productive NFL players and their agents beam at the thought of contract negotiations. When players become free agents, they are faced with a unique opportunity to sign life-changing deals. Agents do their job in ensuring these players get the best possible contracts. There are many details and clauses in an NFL contract that an agent […]

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Manny Machado’s Agent Condemns Media’s Role In Violating CBA

The free agency period leading up to Major League Baseball’s 2019 season has produced a myriad of reports on the rumored signings of the games top stars. As writers fight online to claim credit for breaking news these details continue to seemingly leak out from the negotiation table to the timelines of Twitter, much to […]

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Cross China Off Carmelo’s And CP3’s List

The news that the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) will prevent NBA players current under contract from playing in its league was not talked about much in sports business circles; however, it has a great impact on top tier NBA players and their agents.  Before the CBA locked these NBA players out of its league, superstars […]

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Jersey Sponsorship: Could This Help Save The NFL CBA?

I thought about writing this article a few months ago as I was hoping the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) would be finalized by now. Since this is not the case, I want to present an alternative revenue stream which could go some way in bridging the gap between players and owners. With sponsorship being […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (2/18/2011)

Happy Birthday to my mom, Gloria Heitner, who has to be the most amazing woman in the world.  New Orleans was a great time and Tulane put on a fantastic event.  Tomorrow, I will be speaking on a panel at the Nova Southeastern University Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium titled “Family Managing an Athlete’s Career.”  I […]

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The NFL Gets to Keep A 4 Billion-Dollar Bargaining Chip

With all the press from Super Bowl week and the talk about the upcoming CBA deadline, many people overlooked a very important ruling by NFL Special Master Stephen Burbank last Tuesday, February 1. Under the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement the league is required to maximize revenue for the mutual benefit of both sides. The NFL […]

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Annual Agent Seminar In Indianapolis Will Be Mandatory In 2011

Roughly a week ago, Mark S. Levin, Director of Salary Cap & Agent Administration for the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) told all NFLPA Contract Advisors that the February 25, 2011 annual agent seminar in Indianapolis will be mandatory for all certified contract advisors.  In the past, this seminar was one of multiple seminars that […]

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Will There Be A 2011 NFL Season?

With the NFL Players Association and the conglomerate of NFL owners in Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) negotiations this month, we have a window to discuss whether the expiration of the CBA will result in the loss of the 2011 season.  My friends Bram A. Maravent and Jeffrey F. Levine, co-authored an article (click here) on […]