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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (7/8/2011)

I am up in Orlando taking a deposition today; such is the life of a lawyer who delves in transactional and litigation matters.  Basketball heavy Friday Wrap-Up this week.  It is interesting to hear of some NBA players seriously considering teams overseas.  Fully expect each one of them who signs to include an opt-out clause should the NBA lockout end.  It certainly does not make it any easier for players with no NBA experience to command big overseas money this year.  We have been playing around with the design here over the past week.  A few things may still change, but I hope that you enjoy what we have put together thus far.  Here are some stories I failed to post about in the past week:



Sports Business

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.