A LIVE INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE DESIGNED FOR THE BASKETBALL LEADERS OF THE FUTURE

Draft Academy was designed to give the future of basketball the chance to EXPERIENCE what it’s like to be in the War Room on Draft Day and during the Trade Deadline and learn the skills necessary to be an effective front office pro.

It is also a chance for you to showcase what you’ve got.

If you dream of working in basketball and want to take your basketball experience to the next level the Draft Academy: Virtual Experience is for YOU.

The cost to attend this one-of-a-kind training experience is $699 – an investment in YOUR FUTURE

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT SPORTS BUSINESS CLASSROOM

Students who enroll in the program will have access to:

  • Live access to all Draft Academy: Virtual Experience lectures (also available to registrants on demand post conference)
  • Participation in live Draft Day War Room exercises 
  • Participation in live Trade Deadline War Room exercises
  • Participation in immersive basketball scouting sessions + instruction 
  • Participation in immersive media, broadcasting + writing exercises 
  • Live access to Q&As with industry luminaries (also available to registrants on demand post conference)
  • A Certificate of Completion
  • One-on-one networking sessions with league personnel
  • Office hours with instructors
  • Take home exercises and projects to bolster your resume
  • Networking opportunities
  • BONUS: Placement on the exclusive Vegas Summer League Talent profile website – accessed exclusively by sports business executives looking for job candidates
  • BONUS: Inclusion in exclusive e-mails promoting jobs within the industry
  • BONUS: Discount on Sports Business Classroom 2021 Business of Basketball Immersive Experience in Las Vegas (subject to being admitted to the program)
  • BONUS: 20% discount on Larry Coon’s CBA Mastery Course (a $200 value)!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT & PARTICIPATE IN DURING THE EXPERIENCE:

  • The Trade Deadline War Room Exercises
  • The Draft Day War Room Exercises
  • The Business of Basketball
  • The Salary Cap
  • Basketball Scouting & Video
  • Basketball Analytics
  • Basketball Focused Media & Branding
  • How to separate yourself from the crowd and get the jobs and internships you want
  • How to build your resume + portfolio
  • The Art of Networking and creating true relationships
  • And much, much more!

HOSTED BY

SBC - Amin Elhassan

AMIN ELHASSAN

Dan Le Batard Show /
Sirius XM Host

SBC - Ryan McDonough

RYAN MCDONOUGH

Former Phoenix Suns GM /
Radio.com NBA Show Host

THIS CONFERENCE WAS DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE:

  • Individuals who want to pursue their dream of working in basketball
  • Individuals who want to gain basketball front office skills and knowledge 
  • Students and recent graduates 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
  • People with careers in other areas who are contemplating a career change to work in sports
CLICK HERE TO VIEW SPORTS BUSINESS CLASSROOM SPEAKERS + INSTRUCTORS

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PAST SPORTS BUSINESS CLASSROOM INSTRUCTORS INCLUDE

SPORTS BUSINESS CLASSROOM VIRTUAL CONFERENCE 2020 HIGHLIGHTS

MIKE D’ANTONI

NBA Head Coach

CHINEY OGWUMIKE / MARK JONES

WNBA Player & ESPN / ESPN

ALVIN GENTRY

NBA Head Coach

NEIL OLSHEY

Portland Trail Blazers

BERNIE LEE

Thread Sports Management

KRISTEN LEDLOW

NBATV

GILLIAN ZUCKER

Los Angeles Clippers

JOE BRANCH

Minnesota Timberwolves

SWIN CASH-CANAL

New Orleans Pelicans

TODD RAMASAR

Life Sports Media & Entertainment

TOMMY SHEPPARD

Washington Wizards

KIRK LACOB

Golden State Warriors

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

“I did a lot of listening and observing as I was soaking it all in. There was so much to learn and plenty of big voices to hear from that had me glued to my laptop!

The SBC staff was tremendous on all levels and the best way for me to repay is to keep learning in order to make myself helpful. SBC staff is providing knowledge to students that can help make the entire sports world a better place.”

- Lawrence Brooks

“The simulation allowed us to see what front offices endure not only in free agency but in public relations. As tomorrow concludes the conference, I’m excited to apply what was taught, keep learning, and grow further. ”

- Alicia Solomon
 “I’m grateful to SBC for being able to create an environment filled with the adrenaline rush, excitement, and competition that I imagine closely resembles the real thing. I was proud of my Heat teammates for being prepared and taking the task seriously, but also for being able to genuinely enjoy this unique experience. It was exhilarating to negotiate with the SBC agents who graciously volunteered their time to elevate the look and feel and the assignment.
 
I would recommend this experience to anyone interested in the basketball industry.”
- Michael Lydakis
“I have been blown away by how much networking I have been able to complete in only one day considering this is a virtual conference – kudos to Larry Coon and his team. My key takeaways so far have to be how immersive and diverse the material and guests have been. As someone looking to break into the player management and brand management side of this business, the front office and salary cap lessons have been a wonderful start to this journey. 
 
Everyone’s willingness to grow together, connect, and guide each other has been a fruitful experience.”
- Ali Shafique

“The one thing I got out of this whole week: to get into this industry, you got to hustle, make your voice be heard and showcase your work to get others to notice it.

 
I am blessed I had the opportunity this week to attend this amazing program. These classes opened my eyes and challenged me everyday to think differently from the business side of the sport.”
- Deven Parikh
“The second half of the day was what really struck me however, as we were broken up into teams for a Mock Free Agency. As a member of the Heat group, we congregated and spent the day discussing targets, potential salary, CBA details and other conversations that I’ve always imagined having.
 
This was by far the best practical hands-on experience I’ve had in sports. The level of detail needed, the conversational and organizational skills along with the cooperation between peers was just incredible to be a part of.”
- Albert Jung

“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

“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

“The schedule is packed with opportunities to learn from innovators throughout multiple fields in the basketball industry; it’s a chance to demonstrate to yourself and prospective employers your commitment to your passion for basketball.

Most importantly, it is a chance to embed yourself within a group of hoops-minded students and form long-lasting relationships that extend beyond the professional realm.”

- Connor Williamson