Historical Basketball League
Chief Innovation Officer & Co-Founder
Andy is an antitrust economist with a subspecialty in sports economics. Andy was the case manager for the NFL's economic expert in L.A. Raiders v. NFL and for Plaintiffs' economic experts in O'Bannon v. NCAA, Alston v. NCAA, and the economic expert for the Keller v. NCAA settlement class. He has testified to the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Education and the Workforce, participated on a U.S. Congressional panel on college sports, testified in the California, Washington, and North Carolina legislatures, and has served as an economic expert in a wide variety of state and federal litigation. He was one of the sponsors of California SB206, which helped restore college athletes' name, image, and likeness rights in the state of California.
Andy's latest project is helping to launch the Historical Basketball League (HBL), the first professional college basketball league. The HBL is founded on a simple idea: college sports are popular because they are sports played by college students, and that NCAA-style amateurism is a means of excluding athletes from the financial benefits of the league, rather than as a benefit to fans or athletes. The HBL is the first college basketball league to enable athletes to directly benefit from their talent, marketability, and hard work by offering an education and compensation. Led by sports attorney Ricky Volante and NBA All-Star David West, the HBL gives athletes an option outside of the traditional model - providing a choice of whether to go "pro" while in college or to be amateur about it.
Andy has been featured on ESPN, NPR, in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, the Washington Post, Sports Illustrated, Bloomberg News, Sports on Earth, and USA Today. He is a contributor to Deadspin and has written for Slate, Forbes.com, 538.com, and ESPN.com. He is featured in Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA by Joe Nocera and Ben Strauss. Andy's academic papers have analyzed secondary ticket markets, law and economics topics, the antitrust questions inherent in NCAA bylaws, and the economics of virtual goods. He has co-authored a chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Sports Economics and in College Athletes' Rights and Well-Being: Critical Perspectives on Policy and Practice.
Andy holds an M.B.A. from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA as well as an A.B. in history from Stanford University, and an M.A. in history from Johns Hopkins. Andy is also a founder of OSKR, an economic consulting firm, and served as President for the firm's first three years.