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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (12/7/2012)

Last night’s loss to the New York Knicks hurt quite a bit, and I know I am going to be hearing about it all day from select clients.  Just remember – it’s only December.  What are your thoughts on the Israeli basketball team that suspended its captain for calling another player a Nazi?  I have a Nike Florida Gators yarmulke, which gives me some cred in the synagogue.  But how about wearing a yarmulke on the basketball court?  My Forbes articles this week are as follows: (1) Does David Stern’s $250,000 Fine Against The Spurs Jeopardize The Integrity Of The NBA?; (2) Louisville Slugger Has A Gem With New myEvolution Custom Glove; and (3) Gold Medal Skier Julia Mancuso Partners With Koss To Promote Headphones For Active Women.  And here are some stories I failed to write about over the past week:




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.