Open Letter to President Mark Emmert of the NCAA – Abuse Must End

An Open Letter to the NCAA Regarding the Endemic Problem of Physical and Mental Abuse by Coaches in College Athletics – ABUSE MUST END. Student-athletes, as you can see, are a vulnerable group at a university. Abusive coaches who win typically have strong support from the university and the community. Because of the atmosphere of fear that abusive coaches can create, student-athletes “avoid speaking up for fear of being seen as a complainer or a troublemaker, injuring their opportunity to play.

Buyouts – Coaching Free Agency

A university has a vested interest to see that coaches’ contracts are contractually fulfilled, to prevent movement of a coach to a same or similar position during the term of the contract, especially within the same Conference, to prevent use of trade secrets or confidential information obtained during the coaching tenure, to prevent solicitation of enrolled student-athletes or recruits, and to minimize the outrageous costs of replacement.

Checklist for Negotiating and Drafting of Coaches’ Employment Agreements

Jason Been was a sports enthusiast. An avid baseball fan, a Brewers batboy, and a high school baseball star. Sports was his passion and ultimately became his lifelong avocation. This quiet and humble man became a universally respected genius in the sports industry. Jason Been was a statistical sports wizard, a walking encyclopedia of sports facts and figures, and a "go to guy'' in the industry. I had the privilege of discussing the business of sports with Jason on my Time Warner cable sports show, Sport$Biz. His knowledge, ability to prognosticate, and understanding of what has now become a multi-billion dollar industry was only to be admired.