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Gary Uberstine Has Had A Very Productive Week

On April 15, 2008, I wrote about a merger that had a large impact on the world of coach representation.  Stinson Morrison Hecker, one of the largest U.S. law firms, combined its Coaching division with Premier Sports Management’s Coaching division, to create Premier Stinson Sports.  The first three coach names that I mentioned in the post were Pete Carroll, Lane Kiffin, and Ed Orgeron, all former Premier Sports Management (now Premier Stinson Sports) clients.  Interestingly, those three names made a lot of headlines this week (Carroll leaving USC, Kiffin and Orgeron heading to USC).  You better believe that the men behind Premier Stinson were very busy.  This is especially true concerning Gary Uberstine, who created Premier Sports Management and heads Premier Stinson’s Santa Monica Office.

As reported by TrojanWire,

He was also indirectly involved in the Jack Del Rio negotiations even though he doesn’t directly represent him. Once negotiations broke down with Del Rio Monday evening, Uberstine and his coaching clientele were USC’s fall back option.

Premier Stinson represents so many talented coaches including the names listed, along with guys like Roy Williams and Rich Maloney (Michigan).  If TrojanWire’s scoop is true, Uberstine even tries to help out people he does not have under contract.  He was busy pushing his own clients and also throwing a bone to Del Rio.  At least he put his clients in a great position for when Del Rio declined any USC offer.

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.