On the back of Serena Williams looking to capture the US Open, I look at the business behind one of the greatest players of all time.
The following “Six Questions” short interview with Carlos Fleming, VP Talent Management at IMG Worldwide, was conducted by Belmont University Law School student and aspiring sports/entertainment agent Mark J. Burns. Connect with Carlos on Linkedin. 1. First, how would you describe the sports agency industry to someone in 75 words or less? The sports industry is […]
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 […]
The WNBA season officially kicked off on May 15, 2010. I was very excited to see Lindsay Whalen and Monica Wright play at Target Center this past Sunday. A couple of weeks ago, I attended an event the Minnesota Lynx held at the Mall of America to kick off their 2010 season with the fans. […]
Can Twitter officially be considered a game changer? Some of my clients refuse to join the service. After hearing their reasoning, I personally don’t blame them. I am not ready to call the social network a game changer just yet. Until I see it bring a substantial benefit to a professional athlete, I’ll call it […]
Last Friday, at the Princeton Sports Symposium, I was asked who I thought was my idol. I responded with revealing my hero and somebody that I look up to in my industry. My hero is my Grandma Lottie, a beautiful Jewish woman who survived the Holocaust. She persevered through Nazi Germany and every day I […]