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Knicks Sign Their No. 1 Pick — William ‘Worldwide Wes’ Wesley

The New York Knicks have announced that William “Worldwide Wes” Wesley has been hired to serve in the role of executive vice president/senior advisor of the franchise. Wesley will be departing from his role at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), where he had been provided the title of consultant within its coaching division — a position […]

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CAA Sports: The Agency That Almost Wasn’t

In an article for the New York Times, author James Andrew Miller has released excerpts from his book “Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency,” which will be published on August 9th. Here are some of the highlights of the story: Creative Artists Agency (CAA) was a dominating force in the entertainment industry for […]

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Agent Selection Scenarios: Kentucky Basketball

This Friday will make or break my bracket.  Going into the NCAA Tournament, I knew I would have to make a bold move in order to have a chance at winning, but I wanted to pick a team I thought legitimately had a chance of making it to the Final Four.  That team is the […]

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Leon Rose And William Wesley Negotiate Real Estate Purchase

Creative Artists Agency’s basketball agent, Leon Rose, and newly minted coaches agent, William “Worldwide Wes” Wesley, were recently spotted discussing a purchase of 12 apartments on 2 floors of the W New York Downtown Hotel & Residences. Included in the discussion was Jacqueline Bayer of Moinian Group, which is one of the largest privately held […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (8/6/2010)

It’s about time we give a big old SHALOM to Amar’e Stoudemire.  The man is enjoying his time in Israel and really embracing the culture, after finding out that his mother is Jewish.  Shabbat at my apartment next time you are down in South Florida.  Check out the video at the end of this post […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (6/25/2010)

Yesterday, I took my first simulated Multi-State Bar Examination. Talk about a draining experience! Imagine sitting down for 7 hours, only one of those hours aside as a lunch break, and hammering away at 200 difficult multiple choice problems. Yeah, I’m not really looking forward to 2 days of that in roughly a month from […]

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King James in Hollywood…Not Likely

No I’m not talking about LeBron playing for the Lakers, but that other Los Angeles team, the Clippers, if you forgot they existed.  The New York Post and ESPN recently reported that David Geffen, the billionaire entertainment mogul, wants to buy a controlling share in the Clippers.  More importantly, Geffen told current owner Donald Sterling […]

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People Involved In/Affected By LeBron James’ Decision

On May 4, the Chicago Bulls fired coach Vinny Del Negro.  Yesterday, the Cleveland Cavaliers fired coach Mike Brown.  There are a lot of rumors that the Miami Heat is thinking of replacing coach Erik Spoelstra.  The Bulls have reached out to Phil Jackson, the Heat may be thinking of bringing back Pat Riley, and […]

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A Worldwide Wes Mention

Forget about the silly rumor about William Wesley (aka Worldwide Wes) packaging John Calipari and LeBron James together to potential NBA owner suitors.  I don’t put much, if any, value into that claim.  Instead, watch the video below because it is an interesting view on William Wesley, who has been covered (barely) on this blog. […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (7/14/09)

Off to Tallahassee for the weekend (it is the capital of Florida for you non-Geography majors) and then back to Gainesville to move into a new residence for my final year of law school.  I sent out the initial batch of invitations to potential moderators and panelists for the 2010 UF Sports Law Symposium.  In […]