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SHOW ME THE MONEY! Being a Sports Super Agent

As one of our Featured Columnists, Hakeem Onafowokan, has pointed out – becoming a sports agent is only one of the many jobs you can have with a law degree. That said, it is the most thought of thanks to the glitz, the glamour and Jerry Maguire. But how do you become the next Scott…

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Jay-Z: Music Mogul, Sports Agent Icon?

From selling drugs as a pre-teen in the streets of Brooklyn, New York to becoming a hip-hop mogul. Now his next business venture is becoming the face of a sports agency. Yes, I am talking about Shawn Carter, also know as Jay-Z. Why would an extremely successful rapper venture into the realm of player representation…

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Top Sports Agents in the NBA

The players, the coaches and the teams’ management staff get all the media attention and the love from the fans in the NBA. Of course they are the stars of the business, the people that keep the league alive and running. But in order for all them to work, there are some other professionals who…

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DeSean Jackson Could Join Jay-Z’s Agency

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has fired agent Drew Rosenhaus, and rumors are surfacing that Jackson could sign with Jay-Z and Roc Nation Sports. The new agency, formed in April, has hit the ground running. Clients at the new agency include New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, New York Giants wide receiver Victor…

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Roc Nation Targeting Seth Jones

When you think of the name Jay-Z, you automatically think of the rap mogul who dominated the music industry year after year, but music isn’t the native of Brooklyn’s only passion. The performer is a sports nut and he has his fingers all over the sports business world lately. He is part-owner of the Brooklyn…

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Five Great Moves Jay-Z Made as Nets Owner

In what is probably the worst kept secret in the sports business, Jay-Z is selling his stake in the Brooklyn Nets so he can become a full-time sports agent.   Jay-Z is not the first entertainer to own a piece of a sports franchise, nor is he the first rapper to become an agent, but based…

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Robinson Cano Signs With Jay-Z’s Agency

New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano announced on Tuesday that he has fired Scott Boras as his agent, and has signed with the agency led by entertainment mogul Jay-Z. Boras is widely known for taking the biggest names in baseball and getting them lucrative contracts in free agency, landing him a ruthless reputation. Cano…

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Jay-Z’s Guide to Personal Branding (For the Sports Executive)

I cover personal branding in more detail in my book, How to Land Your First Job in Sports: 7 Simple Steps (September 2011), but it’s an important subject to tackle for both aspiring sports execs and those that want to take their career to the next level. Look what Jay-Z, the Grammy Award-winning business mogul,…

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