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Rich Paul, Drew Rosenhaus And Scott Boras Praised For ‘Behind The Scenes’ Influence

Scott Boras is ranked No. 18 on Business Insider’s list of most influential people behind the scenes in sports.

Last week, Philip Johnson of Business Insider wrote an article titled, The 50 Most Influential People Behind The Scenes In Sports.  The list includes presidents, owners, managers, coaches, doctors, reporters, and of course, agents.  The sports agents listed were Rich Paul, Drew Rosenhaus and baseball agent Scott Boras, who was the highest ranked agent at No. 18 on the list.

What’s new in the lives of each of the agents listed?

Boras recently found his name included in a new Jay-Z song called Crown.  The lyrics read, “Scott Boras, you over baby.  Robinson Cano, you coming with me.”  The reference is to Jay-Z prying away Cano from baseball’s super-agent in the recent past.  Cano is now represented by Jay-Z’s agency Roc Nation Sports.  Boras replied to the Crown “diss” by saying that he loves jazz music and that he is a huge Bernie Williams fan.

Rosenhaus wrestled a shark.  Really.

Rich Paul was busy finding former Texas point guard Myck Kabongo a spot on an NBA summer-league team after he went undrafted.  Kabongo’s ultimate destination was with Miami Heat’s squad.  Paul also represents LeBron James.

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.