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Deshaun Watson and Texans Agree to 4-year, $160M Extension

The Houston Texans and Deshaun Watson have agreed to a 4-year, $160 million contract extension, his agent David Mulugheta of Athlete’s First confirmed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.  The total deal value is $177.54 million, with $111million in guarantees. Watson will earn $39 million per year in base salary over the next four years and be […]

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Grant Riller Has Signed With Scott Nichols Of Rize Managment

Charleston senior guard Grant Riller has signed with Scott Nichols of Rize Management in preparation for the 2020 NBA Draft. Riller averaged 21.9 points per game for the 2019-20 season. Rize Management has been busy in also signing Lamar Stevens of Penn State. Currently, Rize Management represents James Ennis of the Houston Rockets. In four […]

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A Behind-The-Scenes Look Into NBA Max-Contracts

As sports fans, specifically fans of the NBA, we hear about maximum contract deals through ESPN headlines and Twitter updates from ESPN Senior NBA insider, Adrian Wojnarowski. When we come to learn about these max contracts, these deals seem so simple because the dollar amount is set and publicized for the world to see. Yet, […]

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Interview With Jeremy M. Evans, Esq., Managing Attorney At California Sports Lawyer

The following interview was conducted by Jonathan M. Stahler, Esq. Jeremy M. Evans is the Managing Attorney at California Sports Lawyer which represents sports and entertainment professionals in contract drafting, negotiations, licensing, and career growth. (1) When did you realize that you wanted to pursue a career as sports/entertainment attorney and what specifically interested you […]

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Tom Brady: Many Contracts, One Team?

The following is a guest contribution from Benjamin Steinberg, an attorney practicing in the state of New York. He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from the NYU School of Law, where he was the Student Bar Association Social Chair and a member of both the Journal […]

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Twenty-First Century NBA General Managers

In the past couple of years, we have covered three former basketball agents making the jump from representing players to being one of the key figures with regards to managing basketball operations of an NBA franchise.  Most recently, former Wasserman Media Group agent Bob Myers signed contract to become the Assistant General Manager of the […]

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Bloomberg Helps Teams, Agents, Fantasy Players

Bloomberg L.P., the mega-financial services firm owned by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, expanded its reach into the sports arena forming Bloomberg Sports a little more than a year ago.  This venture utilizes their experience in financial data to provide statistical analysis.  Bloomberg’s “Pro” level services are marketed to teams, broadcast firms, and agents […]

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The Ultimate Chess Match

The saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” may never be more applicable than with the photo to the right. In one of the most awkward contract negotiations in recent baseball history, between Derek Jeter, agent Casey Close, and the New York Yankees, it is not clear yet which side will emerge victorious. What […]

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Interview With The Agent: Teague Egan

On November 22, 2010, I wrote about a University of Southern California student named Teague Egan.  Egan, who is licensed by the NFL Players Association, was found to have given Dillon Baxter (a student-athlete at USC), a ride on his golf cart, which prominently displays the logo of his company (as seen at the bottom […]

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On To The Next One: Zach Britton

I am a month late on reporting Zach Britton’s switch from Hendricks Sports to Boras Corp. What is most interesting is what the Baltimore Orioles 2010 Minor League Pitcher of the Year said about his former representation: “I was with Hendricks Sports and dealt with Matt Laird.  He was great but I never really had […]