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A Ranking Of Sports Agents

Here is an interesting nugget that I recently found, which was originally published back in January 2010 – The Top Sports Agents That Aren’t Scott Boras.  The title of the article assumes that Scott Boras is the #1 agent including all agents in all sports.  Do you agree?

What about the actual list?  Who is missing that should be on there?  Who is on there that maybe should have been left off the list?

Here are the rankings as provided by the author of the piece:

  1. Scott Boras
  2. Fernando Cuza
  3. Casey Close
  4. Tom Condon
  5. Arn Tellem
  6. Rob Pelinka
  7. Bill Duffy
  8. Dan Lozano
  9. Joel Segal
  10. Seth Levinson

Right off the bat, it seems as though this list heavily favors baseball agents over agents of any other sport.  I previously did not know that Levinson started his practice at the age of twenty-three years old.  Lots of lawyers on the list; interpret that however you would like.  Fernando Cuza is a very interesting choice for #2.  Drew Rosenhaus not on the top 10?  But it’s Shark Week on the Discovery Channel!

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.

2 replies on “A Ranking Of Sports Agents”

This list looks like it was written by someone who knows little about the agent business. I might agree with Boras at No. 1, but Cuza ahead of Condon? No Drew Rosenhaus, who has, what, 110 NFL clients? This looks like yet another crap list written to attract web hits.

Darren, i actually got a chance to meet number 9 Joel Segal. Very interesting guy and has a phenomenal way of approaching athlete representation. Of course Scott Boras deserves to be number one on this list and ANY list. Simply because he makes more money than half of the MLB players. He represents the big majority of all of the good players in the MLB. This is pretty much the case in all industry of sports

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