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Interview With The Agent: Bryce Carpenter, Proactive Sports Agency

Bryce Carpenter is a 22-year-old CEO and certified NBPA agent for Proactive Sports Agency. He graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University where he received a Bachelor’s in Sports Management and is currently pursuing his Juris Doctor at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Carpenter has assembled a team of professionals including an attorney and marketing coordinator […]

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The Unappealable BAT Arbitration Award And Its Effectiveness Under FIBA

The following is a guest contribution from Charles Bennett J.D. Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (“BAT”) awards are essentially unappealable. That, along with the Arbitrator’s ex aequo et bono power, which is already a very subjective standard based on the Arbitrator’s determination of fairness for the parties, has created an almost uninhibited decisional power for the arbitrator. […]

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An Introduction To The Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT)

The following is a guest contribution from Charles Bennett J.D. This article discusses the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal––its inception, purpose, and procedures. First, what is the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (“BAT”) and how did it get its start? The BAT was established by FIBA in 2006 under the name “FIBA Arbitral Tribunal (FAT)”. In accordance with the […]

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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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FIBA Approves Italian Basketball Federation’s Regulations Governing Player Agents

In April, FIBA approved the Italian Basketball Federation’s (FIP) Regulations Governing Player Agents.  The Regulations are embedded at the bottom of this post and intend to regulate agents who represent all basketball players affiliated with FIP. In order for an agent to identify himself as an Authorized FIP Agent, he must be registered with FIP and/or FIBA.  The […]

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FIBA Bans Basketball Teams From Registration Of New Players

The expansion of the overseas market has been a blessing for basketball players and their agents.  With more teams, better competition, and rising salaries, overseas teams have become a nice destination for basketball players who have little to no shot of playing in the NBA.  While the salaries look good on paper, not all teams […]

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2010 WNBA Championship

The 2010 WNBA championship began this past weekend.  The Seattle Storm and the Atlanta Dream tipped off for the WNBA Finals on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 3 pm (EST). The best-of-five started in Seattle, Washington at KeyArena. Seattle won their first title in 2004. This year, Seattle defeated the Los Angeles Sparks and the […]