The measures - which notably now include requiring agents to have a bachelor's degree - have drawn criticism from an attorney who has worked on numerous NCAA eligibility cases, at least one agent and NBA All-Star LeBron James via Twitter, among others. "We were guided by recommendations from the Commission on College Basketball - which spoke with the agent and advisor community - that the NCAA certification process should be more stringent than current processes".
The NBA and the NCAA have cultivated a working relationship over the years since most of the NBA's top players have historically competed at Division I universities before entering professional waters. Check out the reactions below.
They don't want some guy who is just getting into the business, who didn't go to college. Notably, a Bachelor's degree was the first item listed. The NCAA has long argued that paying student-athletes would harm the integrity of college sports.
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Enter Hazan - who at the beginning of his career was the youngest National Basketball Association agent to sign a client - and now reps a slate of pro ballers.
What is clear is that the NCAA is flexing more power over student athletes, which the organization refers to in the memo under these circumstances as "athlete clients" in the context of their relationship with prospective agents.
It will be interesting to see how Paul and Klutch respond to this new rule.
With the backlash the NCAA is facing, it is unclear if the sports entity will loosen the criteria for agents, though they have had a history of making questionable decisions. It seems to directly target Paul. "They BIG MAD and scared", James tweeted.