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Testing The NBA Draft Waters Will Be Much More Difficult For Prospects

Earlier in 2019 the NCAA introduced the NCAA Athlete Agent Certification. It was met with skepticism from both upcoming and aspiring agents as well as industry vets because of the requirements and the fees associated with obtaining certification. With the COVID-19 virus ending the NCAA season early and likely preventing any pre-draft workouts the pathway […]

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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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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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NBPA and G League Push Towards Unionization

Reports have recently surfaced that the National Basketball Players Association and the G League (effectively the NBA’s developmental league) have had serious discussions towards unionization. It was reported by The Athletic, that NBPA officials met with G League players last year during the G League Showcase in Las Vegas to begin educating players on the […]

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Chris Paul Refutes Report That Michele Roberts Ousted at NBPA

Sports columnist Peter Vecsey tweeted, “Michele Roberts, 1st woman 2 head a professional sports union, is no longer in power as executive director of NBA’s Players Assn, I am informed by 2 union members.” NBPA President and Thunder guard Chris Paul wasted no time making a statement ensuring that these claims had no base or […]

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NBPA General Counsel Gary Kohlman To Retire

The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced yesterday that its General Counsel, Gary Kohlman, will retire at the end of the month. Kohlman was with the NBPA for the last four years, in which he successfully led the Association’s legal team in collective bargaining negotiations. He plans to return to Washington, D.C., where he previously […]

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Kristaps Porzingis Sticks With Brother For Representation

In the wake of his former agent, Andy Miller, giving up his NBPA agent certification, New York Knicks superstar Kristaps Porzingis has made a decision regarding his representation. He doesn’t have to look any further than his own family tree, as his brother Janis, will continue representing him, according to Liz Mullen. Janis, a NBPA-certified […]

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NBPA Tabs Antonio Davis To Lead New Player Program

Per Liz Mullen of SBJ, the National Basketball Players Association has hired former NBA player, union president and ESPN broadcaster Antonio Davis to lead a program intended to help prepare players for life after basketball – “Off the Court.” So far, he is the only person working for the program and his title is to […]

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NBA Agent Andy Miller Gives Up Certification Amidst FBI Probe

Adrian Wojnarowski is notorious for dropping his “Woj Bombs” on Twitter breaking NBA news regarding trades, free agents, personnel moves, etc. This morning, he dropped the following:   The NBPA sent out a memo to players that ASM Sports president Andy Miller has “relinquished his NBPA agent certification.” He was representing Kristaps Porzingis and Kyle […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (7/10/15)

Shalom ladies and gentlemen! I hope everyone enjoyed their 4th of July weekend and had chance to watch the U.S. Women’s National Team bring home their third World Cup title. For those living under a rock, Carli Lloyd had an incredible 1st half hat trick with the third goal coming from midfield. In the social […]