Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT) Legal Counsel
Representation in connection with FIBA suspensions
William McCandless sold his sports agency in June of 2017 after a long and successful career representing professional basketball and football players. During his career, McCandless worked for and along side NBA All-Stars, Olympians, and Euroleague stars, negotiating hundreds of contracts for his players. In 2008, after working for several agencies, including the largest basketball agency in the world, McCandless founded Three Eye Sports, an Atlanta-based boutique agency focused largely on the representation of American players abroad.
McCandless earned a BA in English from Trinity College in 1979. There he was President of the college’s Interfraternity Council, and played both varsity football and baseball, earning All-New England honors in football in 1980. He earned a Juris Doctor degree in 1982 at Hofstra University School of Law, where he was a Law Fellow and Editor-in-Chief of the International Property Investment Journal. After a career as a litigator in New York City and Portland, McCandless transitioned to the representation of players on a full time basis in 1990.
In the course of representing both American and foreign players internationally, McCandless has defended and prosecuted many BAT claims. He has also represented several American players in connection with FIBA’s prosecution of “doping” cases. In BAT, McCandless’s record is unblemished, and he has recovered thousands of dollars for American and non-American players. In all cases where McCandless has represented players facing FIBA doping suspensions, the length of suspensions were reduced.