A couple good early reviews of my new book:
From ESPN's True Hoop (one of my favorite hoops websites):
"When you get into the nitty gritty of the basketball business -- agents, managing money, preparing for the draft, and the like -- you often hear things like 'there is no book on that stuff!'
"The message is that athletes have no choice but to stumble around and make some mistakes.
"But I have come to learn that in fact there is a book on that stuff. It's called 'Money Players: A Guide to Success in Sports, Business & Life for Current and Future Pro Athletes.'
"Topics covered include relating to the media, dealing with team owners, nutrition, taxes, deciding whether or not to declare for the draft...it's a lot of common sense put into one place, and it's not hard to read or implement. It's in keeping with a growing trend: empowering athletes to learn how to take control of their own affairs, instead of being forced to trust whichever agent or adviser happens to be around. I think that trend, in the long run, could be a key to reducing the fraud and financial mishaps that have long dogged athletes."
[Note: True Hoop posted a couple book excerpts as well]
From Sports Review Magazine:
"I was amazed at the book...every major college athletic department in America needs to have a copy accessible on bookshelves with a sign saying 'YOU. READ THIS!'"
"Marc Isenberg has penned the ultimate game plan for future pro athletes. It is a MUST read for every college athlete thinking about going pro, and even for pro athletes to use, to make sure things are in check. Agents can use this as their reference bible. In fact, if you don't have this book and you advise athletes, I think you may be doing your client a disservice: nobody knows everything, and nobody has perfect recall. A seasoned NFL agent told me recently even he, who has advised athletes for 30 years, picked up a few things from this book."