Robert Ades, Esq.
First Annual Sport in Contemporary Society Lecture
"This is the Business We Have Chosen: The Business of Coaching Collegiate Basketball, 1976-2001"
Robert Ades is an attorney who currently represents more than twenty
professional and collegiate basketball coaches. A partial roster of Ades'
coaches includes; Jeff Van Gundy (formerly of the New York Knicks); Don
Casey (formerly of the New Jersey Nets); Steve Fisher (San Diego State),
Mike Jarvis (St. John's University); Jim O'Brien (Ohio State University),
Jim Boeheim (Syracuse University), and Tim Welsh (Providence College).
Mr. Ades has extensive experience negotiating salaries, arranging marketing
agreements, equipment and shoe contracts and various other dealings in
the fast paced world of professional and division one basketball coaching.
His presentation shared with us his opinions about some of the changes
he has observed in the business of basketball over the course of his career.
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