We Need Diverse Ya Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    The Powell's Playlist | June 15, 2015

    Matthew Quick: IMG Portia Kane's '80s Metal Mix



    Two of Love May Fail's main characters, Portia Kane and Chuck Bass — now in their early 40s — still love the metal music that was... Continue »
    1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Love May Fail

      Matthew Quick 9780062285560

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$8.95
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Business- Management

This title in other editions

The Business of Sports Agents

by

The Business of Sports Agents Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The legendary Charles C. Cash and Carry Pyle, considered by most to be the first sports agent, negotiated a $3,000-per-game contract for Red Grange to play professional football for the Chicago Bears in 1933. Today, salaries in the tens of millions of dollars are commonplace, and instead of theatrical promoters and impresarios, professionally trained businessmen and lawyers dominate the business. Successful sports agents are comfortable with high finance and intense competition for the right to represent talented players, and the most respected agents are those who can deal with the pressures of high-stakes negotiations in an honest fashion. But whereas rules and penalties govern the playing field, there are far fewer restrictions on agents. Incidents of agents manipulating athletes, ranging from investment scams to outright theft of a player's money, are far too commonplace, and there is growing consensus for reform.

In The Business of Sports Agents, Kenneth L. Shropshire and Timothy Davis, experts in the fields of sports business and law, examine the history of the sports agent business and the rules and laws developed to regulate the profession. They also consider recommendations for reform, including uniform laws that would apply to all agents, redefining amateurism in college sports (a point Shropshire and Davis suggest may be essential to rooting out corruption), and stiffening requirements for licensing agents.

Whether an aspiring sports agent, a lawyer, an athlete seeking an agent, or someone simply interested in understanding the world of sports representation, the reader will find in The Business of Sports Agents the most comprehensive overview of the industryas well as a straightforward analysis of its problems and the proposed solutions.

Synopsis:

"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"

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [167]-193) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812236828
Author:
Shropshire, Kenneth L.
Author:
Davis, Timothy
Author:
Shropshire, Kenneth L.
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Location:
Philadelphia
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Careers - Other Specific Fields
Subject:
Sports agents
Subject:
College sports
Copyright:
Series Volume:
107-169
Publication Date:
October 2002
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
9.40x6.24x.86 in. 1.01 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. The Sports Franchise Game: Cities in... New Hardcover $33.95
  2. Sports Law: Cases and Materials Used Hardcover $9.95

Related Subjects

Business » Management
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Coaching
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Sports Administration
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Sports Writing

The Business of Sports Agents Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$8.95 In Stock
Product details 216 pages University of Pennsylvania Press - English 9780812236828 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "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"
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [167]-193) and index.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.