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The Business of Sports Agents Hardcover – October 4, 2002

ISBN-13: 978-0812236828 ISBN-10: 0812236823 Edition: 0th

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 216 pages
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (October 4, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0812236823
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812236828
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,209,712 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A timely look at the business, legal, and ethical aspects of the athlete representation business. The authors spotlight the unsavory side of the business, from improper payments to student athletes to agents defrauding their pro clients. They offer a series of possible cures, including tougher regulation of agents and changing the way we think of amateurism."--Street and Smith's SportsBusiness Journal

About the Author

Kenneth L. Shropshire is David Hauck Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Agents of Opportunity: Sports Agents and Corruption in Collegiate Sports and The Sports Franchise Game: Cities in Pursuit of Sports Franchises, Events, Stadiums, and Arenas, both published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. He attended Stanford University on a football scholarship. Timothy Davis is Professor of Law at Wake Forest University School of Law. He is the coauthor of Sports and the Law: A Modern Anthology and A Reader on Race, Civil Rights, and American Law: A Multiracial Approach.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 8, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I just wanted to refute the review below. It must be for another book. This book has nothing to do with British sports or soccer. It deals with American sports--basketball, baseball, and football--and discusses both the history and problems of sports representation. As earlier reviews recommend, it is a 'must read' for anyone aspiring to be a sports agent.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on September 4, 2008
Format: Hardcover
It takes skill to deal with the massive corporations that are NFL, MLB, and NBA teams, just like it takes skill to play in those leagues. This newly expanded and updated second edition of "The Business of Sports Agents" is a guide to the subject of the title of the book. Covering the recent changes in the industry, including one agency closing in spite of its size, the constant changes that the business faces, and more. It also covers recent legal challenges, and the league's backlashes against some agents' tactics. "The Business of Sports Agents" is highly recommended for anyone looking to get into the industry.
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This book is thorough and one of the top three books I have read on becoming a sports agent. There are a lot of useful and practical tips, and references to other books and publications. A lot of time is spent on the legal, regulatory, and business aspects of being a sports agent, which is good. A lot of time is also spent on how the business of being a sports agent has evolved over the years. It is published by The University of Pennsylvania Press, a top book publisher with ties to one of the top universities in the world. I highly recommend this book.

Dr. Keffalas
Vice President
American Sports University

San Bernardino, CA
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11 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Mark Dennis on February 28, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This book explains the basics of how to become a sports agent. If you are looking for more info, I would also recommend you check out these useful sites: [...] [...] and [...]
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