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Sports Agents Concerned About Draft Websites?

He has seen his draft stock explode!

According a post by the Sports Law Blog, the Sports Agents for Tyrus Thomas (formerly of LSU) have been trying to coerce a major NBA draft ranking website into changing their listing and bump up their client (Mr. Thomas) up from his current position of #7.

While it is true that many people are talking about Tyrus Thomas going #1 to the Toronto Raptors, the real issue is over whether or not Sports Agents should be preoccupied with trying to make websites change their rankings, and how influential those ranking sites truly are.

What do you think?

[tags]tyrus thomas, lsu, nba, nba draft, sports agents[/tags]

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.