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Liz Mullen

Liz Mullen covers labor, agents and horse racing for the SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Plugged In: Juan Rodriguez, Sacramento Kings

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 24 / 16

Juan Rodriguez joined the Sacramento Kings in September 2014 to run Sleep Train Arena and lead the transition to Golden 1 Center, the team’s new $557 million arena. He is general manager and senior vice president of arena operations. Over the course of his 23 years as a facility operator, Rod...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Bazant Joining WME After Leaving Legacy Agency

Marketing, coaches and broadcast agent Jordan Bazant has left The Legacy Agency, where he was a partner, to join WME. Bazant will be based in WME's N.Y. offices. He started his new job yesterday and reports to Rick Rosen, WME partner and head of television. Bazant at WME is expected to wor ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Ledecky’s coach on radar

B ruce Gemmell , coach of Olympic gold-medal-winning swimmer Katie Ledecky , is close to announcing three endorsement deals but has turned down more because he felt the companies were really trying to get to his record-breaking protég&eac ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Daily: Players' Tribune Making Jump Into Feature Films

The Players' Tribune has optioned the rights to the life story of former NFLer Vernon Turner and will produce and develop a feature film about him. This will be the first film project for TPT. Turner's story, which was  published in May on the TPT site , details his journey to the NFL afte ...

Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Furyk’s number

“W ow! Wow! Wow! Very cool!” Callaway Golf CEO Chip Brewer texted The Legacy Agency partner and golf agent Andrew Witlieb earlier this month. Witlieb is the longtime agent for PGA Tour pro Jim Furyk , and Brewer’s react ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Journal: Lagardère buys experiential firm

Editor’s note: This story is revised from the print edition. Lagardère Sports has acquired Rooftop2 Productions, an experiential marketing and production agency that counts the NFL, FanDuel, the New York Jets and Topps as clients. The acquisition is part of a plan to grow Laga ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Journal: Katz brothers leave Rosenhaus Sports

NFL agents Michael Katz and Jason Katz have left Rosenhaus Sports and are expected to join CSE, according to multiple sources. MICHAEL KATZ ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Journal: NFLPA’s tweaks to agreement irk agents

The NFL Players Association is close to formalizing a new representation agreement that some agents fear will result in lower fees. The new standard representation agreement would set a default fee for agents of 1.5 percent of the contract’s value, one of the lowest rates that agents can no ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Meyer's turn at a union

F or a long time now, Bruce Meyer has wanted to work not just for a sports union, but at a sports union. Meyer, a partner at international law firm Weil , has served as outside counsel for major sports unions, including the National Basketb ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Lagardere Sports Hires Tim Mickelson

Tim Mickelson, the former head men’s golf coach at Arizona State and the brother of golfer Phil Mickelson, has joined Lagardère Sports as a player manager. At Lagardère Sports, Tim Mickelson will work directly with new client Jon Rahm, the former world No. 1 ranked amat ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Journal: Ex-athletes more likely to take a stand

When athletes stop playing games, they’re sometimes ready to start playing politics. Though retired players still have endorsements and other opportunities available to them because of their on-field feats, they appear more likely to take a public political stand, one expert says. &ldquo ...

Tags: Law and Politics

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