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Agents

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

Third edition

Published by Berkshire Publishing Group

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9781933782676
Published online August 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780190622695
Agents

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Sports agents represent professional athletes in their dealings with the teams that employ them. Over time the trend in athlete representation has been away from independent agents toward large sport management organizations which also handle endorsements and other contracts, as well as managing the athlete’s finances. The reputation of sports agents has been tarnished by accusations of illegal and unethical behavior, as well as incompetence in best representing their clients.

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Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation

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