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The National Basketball Players’ Association Will Begin Search For A New Executive Director

The National Baskball Players’ Association (NBPA) has announced that the search for the successor of current Executive Director Michele Roberts will begin. Practicing forward thinking, the NBPA has acknowledged the importance of putting together a strategy for filling such a valuable role within the organization. Roberts was elected in 2014 and has been instrumental in […]

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New Balance Has Agreed To Terms As A Marketing Partner Of The NBA

New Balance has been steadily getting more involved in the basketball scene over the past several years. Currently their client roster includes reigning NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, Dejounte Murray and Darius Bazley among others. Recently, the brand took another huge step in agreeing to a multi-year global agreement with the NBA as an official […]

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Twenty-First Century NBA General Managers

In the past couple of years, we have covered three former basketball agents making the jump from representing players to being one of the key figures with regards to managing basketball operations of an NBA franchise.  Most recently, former Wasserman Media Group agent Bob Myers signed contract to become the Assistant General Manager of the […]

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The Ramifications of Gilbert Arenas’ Sentence

On Friday January 15, Gilbert Arenas pleaded guilty to felony possession of a firearm without a license. Although his actual sentence will have to wait until March 26, Arenas has already begun to feel the consequences of his decision. Adidas has already dropped their sponsorship of Arenas, but he is also being hit in another […]

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Arenas Accepts Full Responsibility For His Actions

Just received this Statement on Behalf of Gilbert Arenas from his attorneys at O’Melveny & Myers LLP: Ken Wainstein, a partner in the Washington, DC office of O’Melveny & Myers LLP and attorney for Gilbert Arenas, stated today: “Earlier this afternoon, Gilbert Arenas appeared before the Honorable Robert E. Morin of the Superior Court of […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (1/15/2010)

Nice to be done with the first week of my last semester of law school.  Surprisingly, this past semester was my strongest as far as grades are concerned.  I am happy to announce that Pete Parise is my first client to make Major League Spring Training.  Pete is a guy who can bring a lot […]

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Tyler Smith Chooses Jared Kearns And a3

Former Tennessee basketball player, Tyler Smith, has been able to sign an agent since he was kicked off of his school’s team for an arrest on New Year’s Day, when he was found with handguns and marijuana in his possession.  And recently, Smith signed an agent.  The agent’s name is Jared Karnes and he is […]

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Gilbert Arenas Has A Lot Of Free Time To Tweet

Gilbert Arenas does not like to be told when to shut up.  Perhaps that’s one reason why he has decided to not hire a sports agent (in case you did not know, Gilbert signed and negotiated his own contract with the Wizards).  But agents are known to taken on more roles than only negotiating contracts […]

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USC Imposes Sanctions On Itself. May Have A Claim Against An Agency.

The effects of our actions have far reaching consequences  This is especially clear when looking at the self-imposed sanctions that USC has adopted with the hope that the NCAA will leave the school alone thereafter. In 2008, we found out that USC basketball player, O.J. Mayo, had accepted $300,000 from a runner associated with BDA […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (12/25/09)

Merry Christmas to those who will not be celebrating Shabbat tonight.  Movies and Chinese Food?  As December 31 approaches, I have to think back to December 31, 2005, when I decided to create this very site and made a New Year Resolution to update it at least once every weekday.  I appreciate everything this site […]