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[Almost] On To The Next One: Ivan Nova

Ivan Nova is not the only professional athlete who was almost on to the next one.  However, Nova’s case, he actually left his agent and signed with another representative prior to returning to his original agent.

A couple of weeks ago, Philadelphia Eagles runningback LeSean McCoy fired Drew Rosenhaus, seriously considered signing with Mike Vick’s agent Joel Segal, but returned to Rosenhaus within a day of sending in his paperwork to terminate the relationship.

Yesterday, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN and Baseball America tweeted that Ivan Nova recently terminated SFX and is now represented by Greg Genske at Legacy Sports Group.  Someone at SFX was probably immediately informed about that tweet, because soon thereafter, Crasnick clarified his statement with a follow up tweet stating that Nova actually terminated SFX, signed with Genske for a couple of days, but then decided to make his way back to SFX for representation.  Thus, Nova is still an SFX client.  I wonder what led Nova to leave SFX and then influenced him to return two days later.

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.