Media Archives

    1. Schmitt Boyer, Mary. “Some agents believe recent NBA deals are diminishing their power”. Cleveland.com.
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    3. Stein, Mark (February 19, 2021). Twitter https://twitter.com/thesteinline/status/1362801667574427650. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
    4. wxl289 (2022-03-11). “Alumni perspectives on a historic basketball season”. The Daily. Retrieved 2023-11-18.
    5. “Sports Agent Rich Paul Is Managing More Than Half A Billion Dollars Of Player Contracts Next Season”. Celebrity Net Worth. 2023-08-14. Retrieved 2023-10-09.
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    7. “Entertainment and Sports Law Association Symposium”. Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Website.
    8. Terry, Pluto (2019). Vintage Cavs. Gray & Company, Publishers. p. 175. ISBN 978-1-59851-108-6.
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    10. Sullivan, Mike (March 5, 1993). “Jackson signs $20 million deal with Mavericks, plays tonight”. The Columbus Dispatch.
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    14. Howard-Cooper, Scott. “Harper’s Salary to Be Like Mike for Next Season : Clippers: He will be paid $4 million, the same as Jordan, after team picks up option”. Los Angeles Times . Retrieved 2 August 2014.
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    17. Tillery, Ronald. “Grizzlies grab a long, tall Pole in Trybanski”. ESPN . Retrieved 2 August 2014.
    18. “Pau-Wow: Grizzlies Star Signs SFX’ Arn Tellem As Agent”. SportsBusiness Daily . Retrieved 24 February 2017.
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    20. Wertheim, Jon L. “Keeping Up With the Yaos”. SI.com.
    21. “Crain’s Forty Under 40 @ 20 Years”. issuu. Crain’s. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
    22. “What goes into negotiating NBA contracts from the agent’s perspective?”. Yahoo Sports. 2023-08-27. Retrieved 2023-09-16.
    23. Mayock, Emily. “Big Shot: A CWRU Hall of Famer’s Heavy-Hitting—but Lesser-Known—Role in Some of Basketball’s Biggest Deals”. Think . Retrieved 24 February 2017.
    24. Porter, Todd. “Prev Previous Corralling a tournament win SAYBROOK — With just more than five minutes to play and the … Next Next Up Blue Streaks roll past Railroaders MADISON — After the first quarter of his team’s boys basketball non-conference m… A Todd Porter column: Koufos’ saga interesting”. Star Beacon . Retrieved May 11, 2008.
    25. Basketball Reference. Sports Reference https://www.basketball-reference.com/international/players/kosta-koufos-1.html. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
    26. Helin, Kurt. “Kosta Koufos heading to Europe, agrees to terms with CSKA Moscow”. Yahoo! Sports . Retrieved 27 April 2020.
    27. Stein, Marc (October 15, 2009). “Jones signs deal with Napoli”. ESPN.com . Retrieved 24 February 2017.
    28. Bloom, David. “UTA, Klutch Launch Sports Division Headed By LeBron’s Agent”. Forbes . Retrieved 27 April 2020.
    29. Freedman, Isaiah. “Klutch Sports Signs Darius Garland”. Sports Agent Blog . Retrieved 27 April 2020.
    30. Richardson, Shandel (2022-07-23). “LeBron James Reportedly Declined Pat Riley’s Request To Play For Less Money In 2014”. Sports Illustrated Miami Heat News, Analysis and More. Retrieved 2023-10-16.
    31. Heitner, Darren (March 25, 2013). “The Secret Weapon Behind LeBron James’ Agent Rich Paul”. Sports Agent Blog . Retrieved 24 February 2017.
    32. Rabinowitz, Amanda. “The View From Pluto: How Rich Paul Went from the Streets of Glenville to LeBron’s Elite NBA Agent”. WOSU Public Media . Retrieved 27 April 2020.
    33. Pluto, Terry (2019). Vintage Cavs. Gray & Company, Publishers. p. 171. ISBN 978-1-59851-108-6.
    34. Robert L. Smith, The Plain Dealer (2013-10-02). “IMG Worldwide, the talent agency founded in Cleveland, may fetch $2 billion in sale”. cleveland. Retrieved 2023-11-10.
    35. Windhorst, Brian; McMenamin, Dave (April 10, 2017). “The secret process of the King’s court”. ESPN.com . Retrieved 6 June 2017.
    36. Pluto, Terry (2016). The Comeback: LeBron, the Cavs & Cleveland. Gray & Company, Publishers. pp. 95–104. ISBN 978-1-938441-88-2.
    37. Windhorst, Brian. “LeBron’s money move”. ESPN.com . Retrieved 2 August 2014.
    38. “LeBron’s Big Decision”. Bloomberg . Retrieved 28 June 2016.
    39. Freydenlund, Zach (December 7, 2016). “Rich Paul and the Art of Building a Powerhouse Sports Agency From Scratch”. Complex . Retrieved 24 February 2017.
    40. Pluto, Terry. “Cleveland Cavaliers have Terry Talkin’ about why LeBron James felt comfortable to sign new deal”. Cleveland.com . Retrieved 27 April 2020.
    41. Terry Pluto, cleveland com (2023-05-25). “What is behind LeBron James talking about retirement? What about the Cavs? – Terry Pluto”. cleveland. Retrieved 2023-05-30.
    42. Salao, Colin (2023-08-15). “Mark Termini, LeBron James’ former agent, explains the unique way he used to help the superstar land his massive contracts”. Clayton News. Retrieved 2023-09-06.
    43. “John Wall to Fire Agent and Hire LeBron’s Agent, Richard Paul”. JUICE. January 13, 2016. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
    44. Windhorst, Brian (September 25, 2014). “Eric Bledsoe, Suns reach $70M deal”. ESPN.com . Retrieved 24 February 2017.
    45. Stein, Marc (June 19, 2015). “NBA cracking down on teams’ big talk about restricted free agents”. ESPN.com . Retrieved 24 February 2017.
    46. “NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement” (PDF). p. 287. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
    47. Pluto, Terry (October 22, 2015). “The inside story of how the Cleveland Cavaliers and Tristan Thompson came to a deal”. Cleveland.com . Retrieved 24 February 2017.
    48. Stein, March (July 5, 2015). “Kosta Koufos agrees to four-year, $33M deal with Kings, sources say”. ESPN.com . Retrieved 24 February 2017.
    49. Broussard, Chris; Windhorst, Brian (July 6, 2015). “Cory Joseph, Toronto Raptors agree to four-year, $30 million deal”. ESPN.com . Retrieved 24 February 2017.
    50. Helin, Kurt (July 1, 2019). “Report: Cory Joseph agrees to three-year, $37 million contract with Kings”. NBC Sports . Retrieved 27 April 2020.
    51. Pluto, Terry (January 24, 2016). “As Cleveland Cavaliers face Minnesota Timberwolves, there are memories of Flip Saunders”. Cleveland.com . Retrieved 24 February 2017.
    52. Krawczynski, Jon (January 6, 2020). “Pickin’ berries and fleecin’ carnivals: A walk through Flip Saunders’ Ohio youth”. The Athletic . Retrieved 27 April 2020.
    53. Thoburn, Mandy (August 7, 2023). “Flip Saunders Park Dedication Ceremony”. www.instagram.com. Retrieved 2023-08-08.
    54. Mark T. Baxter, special to cleveland com (2023-08-23). “NBA coaching legend Flip Saunders leaves a legacy of recreation in Brooklyn Heights”. cleveland. Retrieved 2023-08-24.
    55. Zillgitt, Jeff (June 28, 2016). “How Nike landed shoe deal with No. 1 pick Ben Simmons”. USA Today . Retrieved 24 February 2017.
    56. Kaskey-Blomain, Michael (July 16, 2019). “76ers sign Ben Simmons to five-year max contract extension reportedly worth $170 million”. CBSSports.com . Retrieved 27 April 2020.
    57. Bradley, Pat (August 11, 2016). “LeBron James Just Became NBA’s Highest-Paid Player for First Time Ever”. NESN . Retrieved 24 February 2017.
    58. Salao, Colin (2023-08-15). “Mark Termini, LeBron James’ former agent, explains the unique way he used to help the superstar land his massive contracts”. Jackson Progress-Argus. Retrieved 2023-08-16.
    59. “J.R. Smith, Cavs agree to 4-year, $57M contract”. Fox Sports. October 14, 2016. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
    60. “Reports: LeBron opts out of Cleveland deal, becomes free agent”. Reuters. June 29, 2018. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
    61. Polacek, Scott (July 9, 2018). “Lakers News: LeBron James Officially Signs 4-Year Contract with LA”. Bleacher Report . Retrieved 27 April 2020.
    62. “Anthony Davis signs with Klutch Sports Group”. NBA.com. September 23, 2018. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
    63. Schad, Tom; Zillgitt, Jeff (15 June 2019). “Pelicans trade Anthony Davis to Lakers in blockbuster NBA deal; Lonzo Ball, others to New Orleans”. USA Today . Retrieved 27 April 2020.
    64. Shapiro, Michael (March 13, 2019). “Report: Draymond Green Signs With Klutch Sports, Joins LeBron James, Anthony Davis”. Sports Illustrated . Retrieved 27 April 2020.
    65. Nichols, Rachel (August 14, 2019). “Draymond Green missed being the underdog”. ESPN . Retrieved 27 April 2020.
    66. Stein, Marc (July 17, 2019). “LeBron James’s Agent, Rich Paul, Starts a Sports Division at a Hollywood Firm”. The New York Times . Retrieved 27 April 2020.
    67. Mendler, Adam (September 25, 2019). “What Leaders Can Learn From NBA Agent Rich PaulThis powerful sports agent is disrupting the NBA landscape as we know it”. Inc.com . Retrieved 4 July 2020.
    68. “Spurs PG Dejounte Murray agrees to four-year, $64 million extension”. ESPN. October 21, 2019. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
    69. Jones, Colton (May 15, 2020). “No one from Cavs wanted to trade Ron Harper… except the man whose opinion mattered most”. SI.com . Retrieved 4 July 2020.
    70. Schmitt Boyer, Mary; Embry, Wayne (2004). The Inside Game: Race, Power and Politics in the NBA. University of Akron Press. pp. 318–319. ISBN 9781931968140.
    71. Stein, Marc (March 31, 2020). Twitter https://twitter.com/TheSteinLine/status/1245097322788225024. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
    72. “Mark Termini No Longer Working With Klutch Sports”. RealGM. February 19, 2021. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
    73. Stein, Marc (September 21, 2021). “Ben Simmons saga moves to key phase”. The Stein Line . Retrieved 5 February 2022.
    74. “Noah Croom, Arne Duncan, Nichole Francis Reynolds, Pat Garrity, Mark Termini Emerge As NBPA Exec. Director Candidates”. basketball.realgm.com. Retrieved 2023-07-04.
    75. Bansal, Puneet (April 16, 2021). “Blue Team wins the 2021 men’s basketball Blue/White Classic”. the Observer . Retrieved 5 February 2022.
    76. Trivic, Filip (October 4, 2021). “Why Ben Simmons and Rich Paul didn’t flinch when the 76ers withheld $8.25 million”. Basketball Network . Retrieved 5 February 2022.
    77. Schmitt Boyer, Mary (Jan 12, 2019). “Some agents believe recent NBA deals are diminishing their power”. Cleveland.com . Retrieved 4 July 2020.
    78. Reina, Christopher; Smith, Keith (February 21, 2020). “The Predicament Of Buyouts In An Era Where They’ve Become Expected”. Real GM . Retrieved 27 April 2020.
    79. Termini, Mark (12/1/97). “Fan demand–not salaries–fuels sports ticket price hikes”. Vol. 18, no. 48. Crain’s Cleveland Business. p. 11.
    80. Strauss, Ethan (September 2, 2021). “This is How Klutch Wins”. House of Strauss . Retrieved 5 February 2022.
    81. “Bio”. Case Western Reserve University Spartans Website . Retrieved 2 August 2014.
    82. wxl289 (2022-03-11). “Alumni perspectives on a historic basketball season”. The Daily. Retrieved 2023-12-26.
    83. Finnan, Bob (2006-10-15). “NBA agent Termini believes loyalty and a hands-on approach are key in business”. The News Herald.
    84. “ALUMNI PROFILE: WENDY COHN ’88 AND MARK TERMINI ’84”. Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Cleveland State University. 31 March 2021. Retrieved 5 June 2021.
    85. “Marlo Termini”. Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame . Retrieved 24 February 2017.
    86. Sirard, Jack (September 1, 2012). “24 Elected to National Hall of Fame”. Senior Softball USA . Retrieved 24 February 2017.
    87. Pluto, Terry (January 30, 2019). “https://www.cleveland.com/pluto/2018/03/marlo_termini_a_father_a_coach.html”. Cleveland.com. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
    88. “CWRU Dedicates the Mark Termini Men’s Basketball Locker Room”. 2023-02-10.
    89. Bansal, Puneet. “CWRU renames men’s basketball locker room after Mark Termini”. The Observer. Retrieved 2023-02-26.
    90. Scalzo, Joe (August 8, 2023). “With ‘Words to Negotiate By,’ Cleveland sports agent Mark Termini aims to enlighten, entertain”. ​C​rain’s Business Cleveland.
    91. Marc Bona, cleveland.com (2023-09-19). “Cleveland-area sports agent Mark Termini pens book – ‘Words to Negotiate By'”. cleveland. Retrieved 2023-09-19.
    92. Media, HallPass (2023-09-18). “Announcing Mark Termini’s New Book: “Words to Negotiate By” | HallPass Media | Sports Marketing Agency | Orange County”. Retrieved 2023-10-09.
    93. Marc Bona, cleveland com (2023-12-06). “2023 sports books guide: 30 titles that cover fields, courts and players from NE Ohio and beyond”. cleveland. Retrieved 2023-12-07.