Sports Agents

Matthew Vuckovich Interviews With Jimmy Scott

Those of you who have been following this site for a while know that we have gone through various contributors during the existence of  One of our original contributors was a man named Matthew Vuckovich.  He was one in charge of our expanding Interview with the Agent section and was so passionate about breaking into this industry that he convinced me, in April 2007, to join up and start a sports agency.  Dynasty Athlete Representation was formed with co-founders, myself and Matthew, and initially, we had read through the entire NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement because we thought that we had a shot at signing one of his friends who played professional hockey.  It did not quite work out like that, but soon we were representing a few bowlers and Kyle Dison, a former baseball player, who at the time, was looking for another chance to show affiliated baseball that he still had it.

xclusive sports managementVuckovich and I did not always see eye to eye on a lot of issues, and decided to part ways in February 2008.  I retained the rights to Dynasty, and Matthew went on to form his own agency, Xclusive Sports Management (XSM).  Kyle Dison joined him, and the two created an agency solely dedicated to representing baseball players.  Kyle is a Managing Partner at XSM.

Yesterday, Matthew had an interview with the website, Jimmy Scott’s High & TightClick here to head on over to the interviewI have been interviewed on the site in the past, and in fact, you can hear me at the beginning of Matt’s clip.  It was good to hear Matt’s voice again.  Since a few weeks following the break-up between us, I have not heard a word from Matthew.  To be fair, I did not reach out to Matthew to touch base, either.

Good luck Matt.  Though we have had our differences in the past, I am still rooting for you.  I won’t ever be that “Florida guy” who harassed you in Minnesota.  And who knows, maybe your client Merricks crosses paths with one of our own, Zach Rosenbaum, who is in the Mets organization as well.

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.