The NBA Rule That May Make Dwyane Wade’s Free Agency More Interesting Than LeBron’s

LeBron, LeBron, LeBron. With the 2013-14 NBA season in its infancy, it seems as though the biggest topic of conversation is whether LeBron James is going to opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat two years prior to its expiration and sign a new mega deal.  As pundits weigh in and teams’ salary cap experts scramble to figure out how they might be … Continue reading The NBA Rule That May Make Dwyane Wade’s Free Agency More Interesting Than LeBron’s

Entrepreneurship for Athletes: The Magic Formula

By:  Todd Burach, Ruling Sports Contributor (Twitter:  @ToddBurach) For many reasons, a vast majority of professional athletes struggle to manage the lucrative financial rewards of their playing careers. One major well-documented cause is what is called the ‘lure of tangible investment’[1], essentially an athlete’s desire to pursue entrepreneurship. It is a sexy, seemingly financially attractive means to invest one’s time and money. The appeal of … Continue reading Entrepreneurship for Athletes: The Magic Formula

Guest Post: A Proactive Cure for the Athlete Wealth Disease Epidemic – Part 2

By:  Todd Burach (Twitter:  @ToddBurach) Todd Burach works in wealth management in New York City. He specializes in asset allocation and investment strategy for upper high net worth clients, including corporate executives, professional athletes and entrepreneurs.  He is a 2007 graduate of Syracuse University where he was a member of Coach Boeheim’s back-to-back Big East championship teams. In 2012, Todd completed his MBA at New … Continue reading Guest Post: A Proactive Cure for the Athlete Wealth Disease Epidemic – Part 2

Guest Post: A Proactive Cure for the Athlete Wealth Disease Epidemic – Part 1

By:  Todd Burach (Twitter:  @ToddBurach) Todd Burach works in wealth management in New York City. He specializes in asset allocation and investment strategy for upper high net worth clients, including corporate executives, professional athletes and entrepreneurs.  He is a 2007 graduate of Syracuse University where he was a member of Coach Boeheim’s back-to-back Big East championship teams. In 2012, Todd completed his MBA at New … Continue reading Guest Post: A Proactive Cure for the Athlete Wealth Disease Epidemic – Part 1

NCAA and Major Professional Sports Leagues Seek to Prevent Sports Betting in New Jersey

On Tuesday, the NCAA, NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey seeking declaratory and injunctive relief challenging the State of New Jersey’s “plan to sponsor, operate, advertise, promote, license and authorize gambling on amateur and professional sports.”  The lawsuit names New Jersey Governor Christopher Christie, the state’s Director of Gaming Endorsement and … Continue reading NCAA and Major Professional Sports Leagues Seek to Prevent Sports Betting in New Jersey

Which Team Will Sign Dwight Howard?

By:  Richard Braun, Ruling Sports Intern (Twitter:  @RicBraun) When the Nets traded for Joe Johnson last night, Dwight Howard’s desire to move to Brooklyn took a major hit. As a result, if he wants to maximize his future earnings, Howard is going to need to be open-minded about his future home. Howard’s next contract will almost certainly be for the maximum salary allowed under the NBA … Continue reading Which Team Will Sign Dwight Howard?

Former NBPA Executive Director Charles Grantham’s Analysis of the New NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement

From 1988-95, Charles Grantham served as the first executive director of the NBPA.  Grantham rose to the ranks of executive director after beginning work with the NBPA upon completing his MBA at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  Prior to holding the position of executive director, Grantham served as the NBPA’s vice president of marketing and administration and executive vice president.  The vast … Continue reading Former NBPA Executive Director Charles Grantham’s Analysis of the New NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement