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Kyrie Irving Signs With Jeffrey Wechsler Of 24/7 Sports Management

Potential #1 overall selection in the 2011 NBA Draft, Kyrie Irving, has officially signed with an agent, and it is not a name you might guess on your first try.  In fact, you may not even get it right after your fifth try.  Irving has selected Jeffrey Wechsler of 24/7 Sports Management as his agent.  The following was Tweeted by Larry Hughes and Re-Tweeted by Irving, himself.

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24/7 Sports Management is based in Coral Gables, Florida.  The company also represents Quentin Richardson and D.J. White.  Irving becomes Wechsler’s first client from Duke University, which has been a hotbed of talented basketball players for many years.  It is likely that Wechsler had to beat out the likes of Wasserman Media Group, BDA Sports, Landmark Sports Agency, FAME, Priority Sports, and Williams & Connolly in order to win the right to represent Irving.  Congratulations are due for Wechsler and 24/7 Sports Management.

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.