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The Darker Side Of College And Professional Basketball Recruiting

A group that calls itself the El Chiriacco Group claims that it is in the final stages of a e-book on college sports recruiting titled, “Kim Kardashian and the Art of Rebounding”.  The book will focus on the recruiting of New Jersey Nets power forward, Kris Humphries in 2004, when he was a student-athlete at the University of Minnesota.  The group has noted that the book also will highlight basketball agent Marc Cornstein of Pinnacle Management Corp., and the group says that parts of the book will be devoted to Cornstein's ethics and character throughout Humphries' marriage with Kardashian.  However, the group has made it clear that Kim Kardashian and her family are not subjects of the book, but associated only by her relationship to Kris Humphries.

The authors say that the e-book is the first in a trilogy including “Recruiting Memoirs” and “Not So Secret Agents”.  These real-life tell-all accounts intend to paint a provocative portrait of the predominantly darker side of college and professional basketball recruiting.

In the words of the authors, the e-book is "intended as a small gift to the world of basketball, for the unforgettable memories and services rendered over a span of 40 years.  At the same time it is a message, perhaps even a fair warning to all the actors on the stage of basketball, who seem to have gone haywire with greed, power and disrespect, that they will eventually face the music."

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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There’s so much that must go on in recruiting that people don’t want to know.

– Todd Charske

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