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David Stern Wants To Create More Answers

And I am not referring to the creation of Allen Iverson robots. According to the New York Times, David Stern is interested in creating an NBA Academy that is similar to IMG’s Academies [The N.B.A.’s Push for Reform Leads to Talk of an Academy]. This move could potentially take a bargaining chip away from IMG when it comes to recruiting basketball players to join with its firm. One major pro of joining a huge conglomerate such as IMG would be for the extra services provided (such as the Academies). Now basketball players may be able to join with any agency and still benefit from extra practice at an academy run by the NBA.

We are talking about an NBA Academy opening up as soon as 2008. Pretty exciting news.

This is the kind of analysis they do at the IMG Academies for tennis players: [YouTube – Tennis Bollettieri].

-Darren Heitner

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.