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Postby UChicago2017 » Tue May 05, 2015 3:25 pm

Adam Silver is a Chicago alum

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Postby sinfiery » Tue May 05, 2015 3:33 pm

obligatory all these guys went to law school in the 20s, only hys grads get these jobs now

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Re: List of every NBA General Counsel and their law school

Postby BruceWayne » Tue May 05, 2015 3:54 pm

I know the above post is probably in jest but sports so don't work like that.


Thanks for posting OP!

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Re: List of every NBA General Counsel and their law school

Postby DJ JD » Tue May 05, 2015 9:29 pm

Got a link for the NFL btw?

Nvm, found it. Thanks Google.

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Re: List of every NBA General Counsel and their law school

Postby Yukos » Wed May 06, 2015 12:10 pm

Surprised that the vast majority went to law school in the same city, or at least state, as the team. I wonder if they all started working for the team straight out and worked their way up or something.

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Postby dsn32 » Wed May 06, 2015 12:17 pm

Yukos wrote:Surprised that the vast majority went to law school in the same city, or at least state, as the team. I wonder if they all started working for the team straight out and worked their way up or something.


It looks like wildly different stories...anything from a sheer nepotism hire (Cavs - guy went to undergrad and law school with the owner Dan Gilbert and practiced in Real Estate before coming over...they must be homies) to WTF (Grizzlies - guy is currently an analyst on ESPN...but was a criminal defense attorney before joining Memphis).

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Re: List of every NBA General Counsel and their law school

Postby bballbrett5 » Wed May 06, 2015 3:37 pm

so how do i get one of these jobs?

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Postby Clemenceau » Wed May 06, 2015 3:53 pm

bballbrett5 wrote:so how do i get one of these jobs?


As was alluded above, nepotism is probably your best bet.

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Postby DJ JD » Wed May 06, 2015 5:04 pm

bballbrett5 wrote:so how do i get one of these jobs?


There's some guy on that Stealth Lawyer program on Bloomberg's Youtube that became a coach for the Browns. Not exactly GC, but yeah.

The downside is, he went to Harvard, slaved through mass mailing and random connections to get an opportunity, only by offering to work for free, which he did for like 2-3 years, before getting a position... and he's still a coach for the Browns.... in Cleveland... Ohio.

Moral of the story, go to Harvard.

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Re: List of every NBA General Counsel and their law school

Postby treeey86 » Wed May 06, 2015 5:14 pm

Caren Cook is not the GC of the Hawks. It is Scott Wilkinson http://www.nba.com/hawks/news/Scott_Wilkinson_Bio.html

Duke for law school

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Re: List of every NBA General Counsel and their law school

Postby wiz » Wed May 06, 2015 5:25 pm

Which of these teams participate in OCI?

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Postby Shaggier1 » Wed May 06, 2015 5:26 pm

Michelle Roberts went to Berkeley.

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Adam Silver would swag all over these ppl

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Postby UnicornHunter » Wed May 06, 2015 6:04 pm

Yukos wrote:Surprised that the vast majority went to law school in the same city, or at least state, as the team. I wonder if they all started working for the team straight out and worked their way up or something.


Surprised that you're surprised by this. Sports is 99% who you know, 1% prestige.

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Re: List of every NBA General Counsel and their law school

Postby Yukos » Wed May 06, 2015 7:23 pm

TheUnicornHunter wrote:
Yukos wrote:Surprised that the vast majority went to law school in the same city, or at least state, as the team. I wonder if they all started working for the team straight out and worked their way up or something.


Surprised that you're surprised by this. Sports is 99% who you know, 1% prestige.


All the people I know who work in sports law (not that many, but a few) went to T14 and made connections through internships/work. I don't think prestige itself is that important, but if it opens up jobs at agencies and firms which give you connections at teams, it can help.

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Postby UnicornHunter » Wed May 06, 2015 7:25 pm

Yukos wrote:
TheUnicornHunter wrote:
Yukos wrote:Surprised that the vast majority went to law school in the same city, or at least state, as the team. I wonder if they all started working for the team straight out and worked their way up or something.


Surprised that you're surprised by this. Sports is 99% who you know, 1% prestige.


All the people I know who work in sports law (not that many, but a few) went to T14 and made connections through internships/work. I don't think prestige itself is that important, but if it opens up jobs at agencies and firms which give you connections at teams, it can help.


Any chance you go to a T14?

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Re: List of every NBA General Counsel and their law school

Postby Yukos » Wed May 06, 2015 7:27 pm

TheUnicornHunter wrote:
Yukos wrote:
TheUnicornHunter wrote:
Yukos wrote:Surprised that the vast majority went to law school in the same city, or at least state, as the team. I wonder if they all started working for the team straight out and worked their way up or something.


Surprised that you're surprised by this. Sports is 99% who you know, 1% prestige.


All the people I know who work in sports law (not that many, but a few) went to T14 and made connections through internships/work. I don't think prestige itself is that important, but if it opens up jobs at agencies and firms which give you connections at teams, it can help.


Any chance you go to a T14?


Yeah but I was talking about boomers. I wasn't talking about classmates, obviously my sample would be a little skewed.

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Re: List of every NBA General Counsel and their law school

Postby dwyf » Thu May 07, 2015 11:45 am

For those that had firm experience, I'd be curious to see that appended to the list.

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Re: List of every NBA General Counsel and their law school

Postby CardozoLaw09 » Thu May 07, 2015 11:49 am

Peter Miller (Raptors legal counsel) graduated from UofT Law

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Postby legends159 » Thu May 07, 2015 11:50 am

Becoming GC anywhere is a long shot based on various factors with law school credential having minimal impact.

Proskauer does a lot of work with the NBA - they could be a good starting place if your goal is to work at a sports team. People I know who made the jump had an inside connection who passed along their resume.

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Re: List of every NBA General Counsel and their law school

Postby abogadesq » Tue May 12, 2015 12:54 am

bballbrett5 wrote:so how do i get one of these jobs?


A certificate in Sports Law would significantly boost your chances.




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