JD Alum Jason Glushon Gets Nothing But Net

Jason Glushon
Jason Glushon '16

Sometimes it takes people – even talented people – a while to hit their stride. That’s not quite been the case with Jason Glushon, though: He started his own sports-management firm before graduating from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and in just over a year, had negotiated two of the biggest deals in basketball history, landing contracts over $100 million for both players. Forbes magazine calls his still-young career “a slam dunk.”

Glushon, 33, already had a well-stocked resume before he attended Loyola. Still, he says what he learned here, especially in Contracts class, “comes into play every day of my working life.”

After an undergraduate business-management degree at Emory, where he became an All-American baseball player, Glushon pitched in the Oakland Athletics’ minor-league system. “Sharing a locker room as a professional athlete showed me what players go through on a daily basis,” he says. In 2013, he became a sports agent, working at Wasserman, one of the field’s dominant firms. Among other things, “They had a track record of younger agents going to Loyola while they worked during the day.”

When Glushon came to Loyola, he joined the West Coast’s finest part-time law program, known for both its quality and diversity. He learned a lot, he says, “just being in the same group of evening students who have full-time careers or kids at home.”

Glushon clearly enjoys a challenge. “I resigned from Wasserman a week before I graduated law school,” and founded his own firm soon after. “It was one of those situations where I wasn’t married, didn’t have kids, didn’t have a mortgage,” he says. “I I wanted to take a risk, it was an appropriate time.”

That summer, he negotiated a maximum salary $113 million deal for Al Horford with the Boston Celtics, and the summer after, a maximum salary $150 million deal for Jrue Holiday to re-sign with the New Orleans Pelicans. Basketball has expanded enormously in recent years, Glushon says. “I believe a third of the NBA is from outside the United States; it is truly a global organization.” It’s also helped grow basketball audiences internationally.

Today, Glushon Sports Management has earned a reputation as a scrappy, well-respected alternative to the dominating big agencies. Glushon thinks his success has come partly from that economic growth, partly from the foundation he got at Loyola – where he has been back to speak a several times – and partly from his professional philosophy. “At my company, we were able to represent a select group of players, who are good players but better people,” he says, “and to treat them as members of the small family we have created here.”

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