Sports Agents

Len Elmore, The Attorney And Former Agent

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Did you know that the popular basketball commentator, Len Elmore, went to law school at Harvard, served in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office, and was once a sports agent?  As for the tail-end of that question, Len Elmore talks about being a sports agent, why he left the business, and much more about his life and thoughts on various issues in sports, in an amazing interview with BITTER LAWYER.

I was a sports agent for five years, beginning in 1992. The company I founded, Precept Sports and Entertainment, represented seven NBA first-round picks, several high draft picks in the NFL, an MLB player and several Olympic gold-medal winners.

Why did you quit working as an agent?

I left the agent business because the environment was becoming toxic to my ethics and scruples. I was not going to jeopardize my reputation and license by even being associated with the industry, let alone attempt to remain competitive by conducting my business as many of my competitors did.

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.