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CAA Sports Acquires Kauffman Sports Management

As reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, CAA Sports has acquired Kauffman Sports Management, a full-service talent representation agency with offices in Los Angeles, CA and Philadelphia, PA. Kauffman Sports, led by its Founder, Steve Kauffman, specializes in the representation of NBA and NCAA coaches and front office executives. Its talent roster includes names such […]

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Six Questions With Aaron Swerdlow, Managing Director And General Counsel At Kauffman Sports Management Group

In just three years, Aaron Swerdlow has worked his way up to Managing Director at Kauffman Sports Management Group. Kauffman Sports represents some of the premier coaches and executives in the NBA and NCAA. Connect with Aaron on LinkedIn and Twitter. The following “Six Questions” short interview was conducted by our Assistant Editor, Cameron Chung. (1) When […]

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Tennis

2011 Australian Open: Where are the Americans in Tennis?

As the 2011 tennis season kicked off with the first major, Australian Open, no one can deny the lack of American players in tennis. Over the last decade, the number of American professional tennis players (men and women) has declined. Serena and Venus Williams are ranked four and five in the world. They have dominated […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (12/10/2010)

I have the 1st seed in my fantasy football league and I am hoping to win my league for the 2nd year in a row.  This weekend is the big Fort Lauderdale boat parade.  It will be nice to enjoy the beautiful view from my apartment in downtown Fort Lauderdale with friends, family, and even […]

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College Football Players Headline NFL Players Sports Agents Sports Law

NFL Player Suspensions For Taking Money/Benefits As Student-Athletes Not Under Consideration

Two days ago I reported on a new group comprised of influential people from the NFL, NFLPA, NCAA, government, agent community, universities, Collegiate Coaches Association, and American Football Coaches Association, which has been meeting to try to come up with some answers to the problem of sports agents providing money and other benefits to student-athletes. […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (10/22/2010)

I am up in Jupiter, FL for the the next two days meeting with some of the best high school baseball players on this continent.  Every year, scouts, agents, coaches, etc. come to Jupiter to attend the World Wood Bat Association fall championship.  Heavy dose of football in today’s Friday Wrap-Up, but with all the […]

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Headline Recruiting Sports Agents Sports Business Sports Law

Sports Agents = The Issue de Jour

The following is a guest post from a good friend and extremely intelligent sports business professional, Marc Isenberg (@marcisenberg).  He wrote a great book titled, Money Players, and continues to help student-athletes manage their careers as a part of a new company, INsight Group. College sports has a handful of core problems: “One and done,” […]

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Athlete Agent Enforcement Thus Far, And Where To Go From Here

Roughly a week before I sat to take the Florida Bar Exam, a flood began.  It started with an NCAA investigation into potential rules violations by players, agents, and even university employees at the University of North Carolina.  It quickly spread to NCAA investigations at the University of South Carolina, University of Florida, University of […]

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Coaches Colleges Headline Sports Law

Should Tubby Smith And Minnesota Be On The Line For Tubby’s Offer?

Because so much of my day currently consists of studying for the Bar Exam and doing Dynasty-related work, I often find myself having just enough time to read the headline of an interesting story, clicking “Read Later”, and eventually getting to actually reading the full story later that week.  By the way, a great tool […]

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College Football Players Colleges Headline NFL Players Recruiting Sports Agents

An Open Letter to Future NFL Athletes

Dear future NFL athlete: My company, Synrgy Sports Consulting, exists to fight for you. You don’t know me or my colleague, JD Nelson, so you may not pay attention to what I’m saying here, but if you care about your future, you’d be wise to read this article. Got your attention? Good. Over the past […]