Sports Business

Wasserman Acquisition, Bad Bunny’s Agency, And Nicole Lynn Promoted

Catching up on some updates in the business of sports agency.

  1. Wasserman acquires Caric Sports Management. Wasserman has purchased the agency created in 2009 and hired its founder Steve Caric to serve in the role of Senior Vice President, Football. Molly McManimie, who worked at Caric Sports Management, will also join Wasserman in the role of Director, Football. Caric Sports’ clients who are likely to shift over to becoming Wasserman clients include Zach Ertz, Dalton Schultz, T.J. Edwards, Logan Wilson, Greg Dulcich, Jelani Woods, Drew Dalman, Mack Hollins, and Austin Hooper.
  2. Bad Bunny launches Rimas Sports Agency. The talented musician has launched a baseball agency with Rimas Entertainment CEO Noah Assad. Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez will be an ambassador for the agency. It was founded with many notable clients including Santiago Espinal (Toronto Blue Jays), Yonathan Daza (Colorado Rockies), Wilmer Flores (San Francisco Giants), Livan Soto (Los Angeles Angels), Jordan Diaz (Oakland Athletics), as well as top prospects: Diego Cartaya (Los Angeles Dodgers), Ezequiel Tovar (Colorado Rockies), Ronny Mauricio (New York Mets), Marco Luciano (San Francisco Giants) and Wilmer Flores Jr. (Detroit Tigers).
  3. Nicole Lynn promoted to President of Football at Klutch Sports. Lynn will lead a division with over 60 NFL clients and 5 NFLPA-certified contract advisors. Her clients include Jalen Hurts, Quinnen Williams, and Myles Garrett.

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.