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Elena Delle Donne Signs With Wasserman Media Group

Chicago Sky forward Elena Delle Donne (11) drives to the basket against Indiana Fever forward Karima Christmas (11) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Chicago Sky forward Elena Delle Donne is now a Wasserman Media Group client. Photo Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

WNBA Rookie of the Year and 2013 WNBA second overall pick Elena Delle Donne has come to an agreement with Lindsay Kagawa Colas of Wasserman Media Group for Colas to represent the young star for team and off-court contract negotiations.  The news was published on Wasserman Media Group’s official website yesterday.

The article notes that not only has the 24-year-old Delle Donne been extremely successful on the basketball court, she has also been able to quickly amass a nice portfolio of corporate sponsorships.  Delle Donne is currently partnered with Nike, DuPont and Genesis Today (a nutritional supplement company).  Those deals were negotiated by Delle Donne’s brother, who had formerly served as Delle Donne’s official rep.

The addition of Chicago Sky player Delle Donne as a Wasserman Media Group client bolsters an already strong WNBA representation division for the firm.  Colas, who is a Wasserman Vice President also represents the popular Brittney Griner, Maya Moore, Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird.

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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.