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On To The Next One [We Think?] – Ivan Nova

This could be the most bizarre On To The Next One stories we have covered to date.  New York Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova made his first Major League start in August 2010.  Perhaps he has the power to confuse batters with his pitches.  According to a variety of reports that I have read as of late, Nova has certainly confused me with his recent inability to choose, and stick with a sports agent.

On October 20, 2011, I wrote that Nova fired SFX, hired Greg Genske of Legacy Sports Group, and a couple of days later went back to his old reps at SFX.  At the time, I wondered what led Nova to leave SFX and then influenced him to return two days later.  Now, I am really left wondering what the hell is going on between SFX, Legacy, and Nova.

Yesterday, Tim Dierkes of tweeted, “Ivan Nova is now with Greg Genske of Legacy Sports, I have confirmed.”  If all reports that I have read are accurate, that means that in the span of a month, Nova has gone from SFX to Legacy, back to SFX, and once again to Legacy.  I suspect that more information will come out to clear up some of this confusion, but in the meantime, I remain bewildered.

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.

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