THE SPORTS BUSINESS CLASSROOM IS A MODERN TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE UNLIKE ANY OTHER

The Sports Business Classroom is a revolutionary entity dedicated to teaching future sports business professionals.  This is a one-of-a-kind learning opportunity for those interested in the business of basketball and potential jobs in sports. SBC combines the best of all worlds into a single package – great academics, hands-on experience, immersion in the Las Vegas Summer League, and interaction with some of the best minds working in and around the NBA.

Led by salary cap expert Larry Coon, Sports Business Classroom’s three innovative educational programs give both aspiring and seasoned basketball professionals from around the world the opportunity to learn from top sports professionals in a one-of-a-kind environment.  The Business of Basketball Program at the Las Vegas Summer League provides an immersive, inside look into the world of sports and the intricacies of the business of basketball, in an ideal setting for learning the material. The executive session, available to league/team personnel, agents, and accredited media, provides an intensive deep dive into the league salary cap.

THE SPORTS BUSINESS CLASSROOM IS RUN BY INDUSTRY LEADING PROFESSIONALS

Warren LeGarie Sportrs Business Classroom

Warren LeGarie is the president of San Francisco based WGL Management, a principal in VSL Properties and the Executive Director of the NBA Summer League. Among his current clients are Rick Carlisle of the Mavericks, Scott Brooks of the Wizards, Terry Stotts and Neil Olshey of the Trail Blazers and Dave Joerger of the Kings.

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Albert Hall is President of HallPass Media and serves as Vice President of Business Operations at the NBA Summer League.  He has worked with professional teams and leagues (Seattle SuperSonics, and NBA Summer League), agencies (Wasserman Media Group, Lagardere), event and property development (Adidas Nations, the Lott IMPACT Trophy, the NBA Coaches Association) and brand integration and talent campaigns with Adidas, Mercedes-Benz, Toshiba, Sirius XM, Sony, Samsung, Vitamin Water, Virgin Mobile, FOX Sports, CBS, ESPN, Turner Sports and others.

Larry Coon Sports Business Classroom

Larry Coon is a computer scientist and member of the IT leadership at the University of California, Irvine, but is known throughout the NBA as a leading authority on the NBA salary cap. He is the author of the Salary Cap FAQ at CBAFAQ.com, and is a regular contributor to media outlets such as ESPN.com and BasketballInsiders.com. He has been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register, and Sports Illustrated.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SPORTS BUSINESS CLASSROOM PROGRAMS:

THE BUSINESS OF BASKETBALL PROGRAM

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EXECUTIVE SESSION: LEAGUE SALARY CAP DEEP DIVE

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WHY IS THE SPORTS BUSINESS CLASSROOM DIFFERENT FROM OTHER EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS?

Sports Business Classroom provides the best of all worlds – a rich learning environment, direct access to top industry executives, and immersion in the best setting imaginable – the Las Vegas Summer League. Opportunities for Sports Business Classroom students include:

  • Learn from the best in the business, in areas where job opportunities exist
  • Obtain credential access to seven (7) days of the Las Vegas Summer League and exclusive events not open to the public
  • Direct access to and networking with league executives and personnel
  • Based on performance during the Sports Business Classroom, a minimum of two (2) jobs will be offered to work at the following Las Vegas Summer League
  • Hands-on experience in areas such as scouting, video, broadcasting and social branding
  • Interview opportunities with prospective employers
  • Immersion in the NBA Summer League
  • An SBC-Only seating section reserved for SBC students

WHO IS THE SPORTS BUSINESS CLASSROOM DESIGNED FOR?

  • Individuals who want to pursue their dream of working in sports
  • Students who are looking for an opportunity in sports & want to prove they have what it takes
  • Current sports industry professionals who want to expand upon their existing skillset
  • Individuals who have a passion for learning & growth