Cool news: I am scheduled to have an interview with Leigh Steinberg on Monday to discuss his efforts in promoting a cause to prevent, appropriately diagnose and treat sports concussions. Not so cool news: I actually had a mild concussion this week. At least we have something to talk about! On the real, I still am suffering from head pain and have yet to regain my sense of taste or smell. I am hoping for the best, though. On a lighter note, here are some stories I was not able to cover this week:
- Marc Edelman takes a shot at explaining what you must do if you want to become a sports agent. Thanks for the shout-out! [Sports and the Law: On Becoming A Sports Agent].
- Athletes are starting to turn their entourages into salaried employees [Entourage Economics].
- Aaron Goodwin will represent WNBA #1 overall pick, Candace Parker, for marketing purposes [Sparks’ Parker meets with Leslie, L.A. media].
- Pat Calathes’ draft stock is rising fast [All-Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, First-Team].
- Brandon Rush and Darrell Arthur enter their names into the draft pool. Rush will sign an agent…Arthur may not [Rush can’t return to Kansas after declaring; Arthur hasn’t hired agent].
- Jeremy Pargo out of Gonzaga will test the waters without an agent [College basketball | Gonzaga’s Jeremy Pargo to explore pro option].
- O.J. Mayo, on the other hand, will be represented by Calvin Andrews of BDA Sports [USC’s Mayo hires sports agent as he prepares for NBA draft].
- Rob Pelinka got Eric Gordon, Excel Sports picked up Jerryd Bayless, and WMG gets a bunch more including the Lopez Twins [Bayless signs with Jeff Schwartz, other agent signings].
- Freddy Adu and Jozy Altidore have fired WMG and early signs point to Adu going with IMG for future representation [Changes for Adu].
- We cover athletes constantly switching their agents, sports agents changing their employment, but what about that whole entertainment side of the industry? [Behind the talent-agency shakeups].
- Forbes explains that baseball teams keep making more and more money [The Business Of Baseball].
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