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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (7/4/2014)

LeBron James leads the 2013 Power 100. His agent is Rich Paul of Klutch Sports. Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
LeBron James sporting a USA jersey. Photo Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

A special Shabbat Shalom, Happy July 4th to you and yours.  Congratulations to Sports Agent Blog contributor Mark Burns on joining the SportsMoney team at Forbes.  It is always exciting to see Sports Agent Blog contributors expand their horizons and take hold of new opportunities.  Speaking of, another Sports Agent Blog contributor Benjamin Haynes recently started writing for Sporting News.  Who is next up?  This week for me on FORBES: (1) How Isaiah Austin Became NBA’s Most Valuable Draft Pick; (2) Former NFL Wide Receiver Mark Clayton To Compete In Crowded Headphone Industry; (3) Three Intriguing NBA Free Agents Ready To Test The Market; (4) Phil Ivey Cashes In With Tenth WSOP Bracelet As Main Event Set To Begin; and (5) Short Window For Tim Howard To Earn Seven-Figures From World Cup Success.  And as always, the weekly wrap-up:




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.