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Doug Glanville Compares Boras To Tellem

glanvilleI never knew that Doug Glanville went to UPenn or that he is now writing for the NYTimes.  Anyway, he threw an interesting quote out to David Gurian-Peck of The Daily Pennsylvanian concerning choosing between Scott Boras and Arn Tellem as an advisor when Glanville was preparing to be drafted:

Scott Boras was dynamic. He came, flew halfway across the world – LA to Philly – and … gave like a four, five hour presentation in my dorm room. He came up, and very compellingly, he made the argument that I was an Ivy League engineer, and the teams need to compensate me for the lost wages.

He added all these other bells and whistles. Basically, the number he came up with was about three times the value of my draft slot, outside all these other calculations. So I thought it was a great argument, and I thought it was fascinating, but my personality was more geared to sort of an Arn Tellem, who was brilliant and very positive. … He still has that bulldog side to him, he can get it done. But he has a lot of respect and he doesn’t really burn any bridges.

Tellem came to Philly, and the thing that was so cool about him is he took me to Lee’s Hoagie House. That’s where he took me. He didn’t take me to some fancy Italian spot.”

For some reason, I don’t believe that John Schuerholz holds the same feelings for Tellem.

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.