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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (6/28/2013)

Former Michigan Wolverines guard Trey Burke (3) is represented by his father and his cousin. Photo Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Heat celebrated its second consecutive championship this week.  Thankfully, LeBron James’ head was not sliced off by low hanging bridges on the route.  What are your thoughts about last night’s NBA Draft?  Exciting class of rookies?  This week on FORBES: (1) Are Executive Search Firms Worth The Cost To College Athletic Departments?; (2) Jay-Z Signs Kevin Durant To Roc Nation Sports. Rival Agents, Are You Not Entertained?; (3) Sports And Medicine Merged In Athletes’ Performance Partnership With Mayo Clinic; (4) OtterBox Throws Support Behind Mexican-Born NASCAR Driver; (5) New England Patriots Release Aaron Hernandez After Arrest, Say ‘Simply The Right Thing To Do’; and (6) NBA Draft Dreams To Become Reality For Seven Special Basketball Players.  And as always, the weekly wrap-up:




Sports Law

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.