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Liz Mullen

Staff writer Liz Mullen covers labor, agents and horse racing.

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NBPA will examine seldom enforced rule that prevents agents from repping players and coaches

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 04 / 27 / 15

The National Basketball Players Association plans to announce a revised set of agent regulations soon, including whether it will keep and enforce or discard a conflict-of-interest rule that prevents player agents from also representing coaches and others in management. NBPA Executive Director Mic...

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