“The Sports Business Classroom has been the experience of a lifetime. The amount of insight I’ve gained, the networking, the contacts, and just the really fantastic people that we’ve had an opportunity to hear from, meet, and learn from has been indescribable.
Anyone interested in getting a position in a front office with an NBA team should come to this program.
It’s been incredible. It’s impossible to beat this.”
- Dave DuFour | Tucson, AZ
“Attending Sports Business Classroom was a life-changing experience for me. I had high expectations coming into the week, but I was astounded by the content of the programming, the amount of one-on-one contact that I had with team/league personnel, and the camaraderie that I experienced with the other SBC attendees.
I left the program completely energized and have received a number of great opportunities through the connections that I made. If you love the NBA and want to work for the league, a team or a media outlet, I strongly recommend that you come to SBC. ”
- Calida Taylor | Phoenix, AZ
“From the curriculum to the access that you get, to meeting all these NBA personnel to just the overall atmosphere here, it’s a natural high.
The highlight of the week was meeting Commissioner Adam Silver. We met Adrian Wojnarowski, and then we met some of the coaches like Rick Carlisle and Mike D’Antoni.
It has been amazing to get their perspective on breaking into the league.
So if you love basketball this is the place to be.”
- Amit Barot | Irvine, CA
PROGRAM EMPHASIS: LEAGUE SALARY CAP
Every Sports Business Classroom student will learn about the league salary cap in the GE sessions. Those choosing the League Salary Cap major will focus on in-depth salary cap content during the last three days of the program, including player contracts, trade rules, and managing long-term team strategy.
The League Salary Cap major is led by Larry Coon, author of the NBA Salary Cap FAQ and a noted authority on the subject.
SBC students majoring in the League Salary Cap will sit alongside and learn the same material as NBA agents, team personnel and accredited media who are enrolled in the Executive Session.
LEAGUE SALARY CAP TOPICS INCLUDE:
– Salary Cap Concepts and History
– Changes in the 2017 CBA
– The Rationale & Functioning of the League Salary Cap
– Leveling the Playing Field – Luxury Tax and Revenue Sharing
– Managing Rosters – Team Salaries, Player Contracts and Exceptions
– What Goes Into Player Contracts
Every Sports Business Classroom student will learn about team video, scouting, and analytics in the GE sessions. Those choosing this major will focus on in-depth team video, scouting, and analytical content during the last three days of the program.
Few people in the world are as in touch with the intricacies of the NBA as the guys in the video room. The video room is considered the nerve center for the coaching staff and for scouting opposing teams- it is also where many of today’s NBA GMs, coaches and scouts got their start.
Students who choose this major will hear from basketball professionals about what goes on in the video room and learn about best practices in video, analytics and scouting from top executives working in those positions.
SBC students majoring in the Team Video, Scouting, and Analytics will be assigned video room work, scout live games, file reports, and receive live feedback from pro basketball scouts, analysts and video coordinators during live training exercises.