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sports agent Sharon Creer
« on: July 21, 2017, 08:17:05 PM »
sports agent Sharon Creer

That was three years ago. And while female sports agents aren't a novelty in the WNBA, "In the male genre, I'm still quite new," Creer acknowledges. In the beginning, she often received voice mail from coaches who were startled by talking to a female agent. Creer hasn't, however, allowed such overt or even intimated sexism deter her from what she identified as a great career opportunity. leagues is wholesale patriots jerseys only three months long. with international teams in countries that include Croatia, Israel, Russia, and Turkey.

A significant placement in 2001 was Creer's signing WNBA World Champion and Houston Comet Tiffani Johnson to play in Korea. Other clients include San Antonio Silver Star Toccara Williams, who is playing in Turkey, and Shaquana Wilkins from the University of Miami, who is playing in Portugal. Creer is also currently negotiating a coaching contract for cheap mlb jerseys wholesale former NBA star Darryl Dawkins.

Earning a master's wholesale cowboys jerseys degree in sports and organizational psychology from John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, California, Creer's ambition was to be a sports psychologist a position she found with a soccer team at Richmond High School in Richmond, California. A chance meeting in 1996 with prominent sports agent Bill Puffy (see Duffy's bio in "50 Most Powerful Blacks in Sports" in the March 2005 issue) piqued her interest in sports management, and Puffy offered to serve as a mentor.

Her most critical lessons learned were about strategy and studying players as well as the team playbook. "Identify the team's objectives to coincide with [the] player," she recommends. Creer also suggests that of the five playing positions in basketball, new agents should study and focus on managing one type of player. Creer studied the forward position by watching all the games on cable and then strategizing on how her client in that position would benefit a particular team. Delores Jones, forward for the University of Chicago, was her first client.

"Be really focused on what you do for your client cheap mk handbags and follow through," she offers. "Don't be discouraged. Creer also recommends several books: Coming on Strong: Gender and Sexuality in 20th Century Women's Sports (Harvard University Press; $I8.95), How to Succeed as a Sports Agent (Oldcastle; $6.99), and Winning with Integrity: Getting What You Want Without Selling Your Soul (Three Rivers Press; $14.95).

 

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