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ABL EYES SECRET AGENT MEN; RIDING THE TRAIN WITH K.C. JONES
Published December 9, 1997
The ABL has learned that "some of its players are paying too much for representation -- as much as 10% of their contracts," according to USA TODAY's Valerie Lister. By comparison, the "highest percentage" allowed by the NBPA is 4%. ABL CEO Gary Cavalli said the league will produce a document "that is kind of a guide to selecting an agent." Cavalli: "We've tried to suggest in the document that the percentage be 3 to 7 but definitely not in the 10-to-20 range." The guides will be distributed during the ABL's All-Star weekend in January, along with an informational panel during a players' breakfast (USA TODAY, 12/9). THAT NOTION JUST CROSSED MY MIND: In Hartford, Bruce Berlet writes that a week on the road with the ABL Blizzard "confirms the suspicion: The rest of the league isn't like Hartford. Smaller arenas. Smaller crowds. Less promotion. Less media coverage. But there are two constants: suspect officiating and the appeal of Blizzard coach K.C. Jones. League and Blizzard officials made a brilliant moving hiring [Jones]. ... Newspapers and TV trumpeted his arrival in Denver, Portland, Seattle and San Jose" (COURANT, 12/9).