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The Shifting of Power in Pro & College Sports

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"Sport has the power to change the world." ~ Nelson Mandela

Sport is certainly a vehicle to change, but it is also a function of money, power & control.

This week, the sporting world lost an iconic figure when  legendary Los Angeles Lakers Owner Jerry Buss passed away after a bout with cancer. Prior to his passing, his family made public their commitment to keeping the Lakers organization in the family, which means that a new Buss, most likely Jim who already has made some questionable moves, will need to step up & fill some extraordinarily big shoes. Or will the balance of power shift with Jeannie Buss taking on a larger role with the organization?

This is just one interesting situation that we will watch closely, but there are several others. How much power does a coach possess within an organization? Does it differ at the collegiate level where Coach K seemingly possesses as much power at Duke as Joe Paterno did at Penn State.

The NBA players voted Billy Hunter out as Executive Director of the NBPA last Saturday. What does this mean for the future of the players' union? Jerry Stackhouse & LeBron James were very outspoken during the meeting. Will we see athletes taking a larger role in their own financial welfare.

Tune in on Wednesday at 1:00pm ET as we put sports under the microscope & discuss who really has the power and who should have the power.