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09-23-2004, 11:48 PM
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Agent pay mechanism

Originally Posted by garry1221
the agents knwo they get a certain % of each contract, so of course they're going to use their leverage to push for the biggest contract possible, even if said player isn't worth what the contract is worth... so the agents can line their own pockets, agents don't give a rats behind whether one of their player's contracts is too high or not, so long as they get their % they dont' give a damn, one thing i'd change would be adding a certain $ figure that agents would get... NOT a certain percentage, with a set monetary figure in place agents would have no reason to press for the highest contract imaginable unless said player told them to push for it
First off, I'm pretty sure the CBA has absolutely no jurisdiction over how agents are paid. Agents are not part of the bargaining group.

The fact is, this mechanism serves the agent, as well as the player. The player wants to earn their value, and they provide an incentive for their agent to seek out that objective.

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