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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (11/11/2011)

It’s 11/11/11…make a wish?  How about thanking a veteran?  Sports labor battles are not only occurring in the United States.  The Israeli women’s basketball league is currently on strike.  I am already looking forward to the 2012 World Baseball Classic…if Israel is able to successfully lobby its way into the event.  Kudos to Shawn Green, […]

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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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Tiger Woods Sticks With Mark Steinberg; Leaves IMG

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Mark Steinberg leaving IMG before the natural end of his employment with the company (the New York Post says Steinberg was fired).  Steinberg had been Director of Global Golf Business at IMG.  Upon his exit, many wondered whether Tiger Woods would leave IMG with Steinberg, who has […]

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Mark Steinberg Leaving IMG, Tiger Woods To Follow?

Yesterday, Darren Rovell of CNBC broke the news that Tiger Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg is no longer an employee of IMG (his contract expires in June 2011), where at one point in time he was director of Global Golf Business.  At IMG, Steinberg was responsible for the representation of Woods and LPGA golfer Annika Sorenstam, […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (9/10/2010)

Rosh Hashanah ends and Shabbat begins.  College football and NFL football are back.  No doubt, the year has officially begun.  With a full slate of college and professional games on TV this Saturday and Sunday, I doubt many people will be making out of their houses this weekend.  That gives you plenty of an opportunity […]

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State Of The Sports Agent Industry

It was not all that long ago that IMG was known for its Client Management division, which included many talented athletes not named Tiger Woods.  Jonathan Blue was focused on investing in non-sports businesses and Creative Artists Agency (CAA) was known as one of the best Entertainment agencies in the world.  Today, IMG only manages […]

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Athletes Overcoming Their Indiscretions

This past Saturday, I sat on a panel at the 2010 NSU Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium.  It was a fantastic event, and I thank the entire Executive Board for including me as a part of the event.  I spoke on a panel titled, Redemption: Athletes Overcoming Their Indiscretions.  It was an honor to sit alongside […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (2/19/2010)

I am down in South Florida yet again (it seems to be a rather normal occurrence in my final semester of law school.  Tomorrow, I will be speaking at the 3rd Annual Nova Southeastern University Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium.  The panel runs from 2:20 p.m.-3:10 p.m. and its focus is on Athletes Overcoming Their Indiscretions.  I’ll […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (12/11/09)

No more Gators Football Championship talk out of me.  Alabama played one heck of a game, and it was readily apparent that the multiple injuries + Dunlap’s stupid arrest held us back from putting up a serious fight.  I hate to see Nick Saban win after the way he treated the loyal Miami Dolphins fans […]

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Certain Agents Weighing In On Tiger Woods

Scott Boras: “When people have the opportunity to see an individual and hear him express personal feelings, that’s always the strongest method of communication.” [The Wall Street Journal] Carl Poston says Woods and his team should’ve acted sooner in dealing with the public relations nightmare.  “He’s never been in any trouble before,” Poston says, “he’s […]