Passion, commitment, sacrifice, determination, intense work ethic…and so much more. Loving sports is not enough. Being a former athlete helps, but is definitely not enough. Even being a lawyer is not enough. Agents wear many hats and have to handle a broad range of situations, problems and personalities. Agents must be able to evaluate talent, recruit and communicate effectively. They must also be able to advocate, negotiate and manage expectations. In my opinion, agents must also be compassionate and committed to excellence in their duties as fiduciaries.