Sports Agents

Don’t Sell This Guy Short

“Sports GMs are really like stock traders. They get profits by identifying the players that will bring the biggest returns on the field.” – Mike Kerns, CEO of PROTRADE. PROTRADE was founded in 2004 in an effort to allow its users to trade professional athletes like stocks. With a ticker always running on the bottom of its website, PROTRADE has truly attempted to create a stock market for sports.

Mike Kearns (CEO of PROTRADE) used to work as a Sports Agent and was the chief of staff for Steinberg & Moorad (as in Leigh Steinberg and Jeff Moorad). After reading Moneyball, he realized that GMs are like stocktraders…buying low and selling high. The management team and directors/board of advisors look very strong. The connections made as a Sports Agent may help create successful ventures after leaving the profession.

[tags]pro trade, mike kearns, moorad, steinberg, 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.

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