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Cody Zeller’s Future Representation Appears To Be Excel Sports Management

The easiest agent-player projection concerning players who are sure to be selected in the 2013 NBA Draft (pending their decision to leave school early) involves Indiana’s Cody Zeller.  Zeller, a 20-year old center, is currently a top 10 pick on DraftExpress.com’s and NBADraft.net’s Mock Drafts.  He is only a sophomore, but based on his very […]

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Clayton Kershaw Continuing Relationship With Agent J.D. Smart At Excel Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw has long been represented by agent J.D. Smart.  Smart was an agent at Hendricks Sports Management until recently leaving to join Excel Sports Management, which has a baseball division run by industry veteran Casey Close.  Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com has reported that Kershaw will remain a Smart client and […]

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UCLA Golfer Patrick Cantlay Hires Mark Steinberg of Excel Sports Management

Two days ago, Excel Sports Management announced, via its Twitter account, that it signed top-ranked golfer Patrick Cantlay. [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/excelsm/status/215077909482831872″] Cantlay is leaving his school (UCLA) to compete professionally on the PGA Tour.  He had two years of eligibility remaining, which he will now forfeit.  Cantlay has placed his trust in Mark Steinberg of Excel Sports to assist him […]

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On To The Next One: Gary Woodland

In October 2011, PGA Tour golfer Matt Kuchar became Mark Steinberg’s first big client (not named Tiger Woods) since Steinberg moved from IMG to join basketball agent Jeff Schwartz and baseball agents Casey Close and Victor Menocal at Excel Sports Management. Expect Steinberg to gain many more golfer clients as he begins to settle in with his new company.  Recently, Steinberg signed Gary Woodland, who just became […]

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Michael Beasley v. Joel Bell, Inc. Exposes Dark Side Of Youth Basketball Recruiting

Michael Beasley of the Minnesota Timberwolves is currently a client of Jeff Schwartz at Excel Sports Management, but that was not always the case.  Prior to hiring Schwartz, Beasley had been represented for team contract negotiations and off-court marketing deals by Joel Bell of Bell Sports, Inc. When Beasley left Bell Sports, Inc., the company filed a lawsuit […]

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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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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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On To The Next One: Deron Williams (Update)

On June 9, 2011, I wrote that New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Williams officially parted ways with agent Bob McLaren.  At the time, many people believed that Williams would sign with Leon Rose of Creative Artists Agency (CAA).  However, later that day I heard that Williams was also considering Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports […]

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2011 NBA Draft Listing Of Players Selected And Their Agents

Other than a couple kids from Kentucky (Josh Harrellson and DeAndre Liggins), the following is a comprehensive list of players selected along with their agents of record.  Do not pay too much attention to the teams listed, as a lot will change based on trades.  Based on the information that is listed below, BDA Sports, […]

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Who Represents The 2010-11 Champion Dallas Mavericks

The following list displays the Dallas Mavericks’ 15-man roster along with each player’s agent of record. JJ Barea – Dan Fegan (Lagardere Unlimited) Rodrigue Beaubois – Bouna Ndiaye (Comsport) Corey Brewer – Happy Walters (Rogue Sports) Caron Butler – Raymond Brothers Brian Cardinal – Mark Bartelstein (Priority Sports) Tyson Chandler – Jeff Schwartz (Excel Sports) Brendan Haywood […]