Frequently Asked Questions2020-07-18T17:26:30+00:00

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Sports Business Classroom 2020? What do I need in order to attend and participate?2020-07-10T17:30:03+00:00

Sports Business Classroom 2020 will be a virtual event. You can attend from the comfort of your own home, office, or other suitable location. You will need your own computer, broadband Internet connection, speakers or headphones, and microphone to participate.

What is the Sports Business Classroom Code of Conduct?2020-07-10T17:35:48+00:00

Even though SBC 2020 is a virtual event, you will still have the opportunity to interact with instructors, staff, guests, industry professionals, and other students. The Code of Conduct is, therefore, the same as for the in-person event:

Sports Business Classroom strives to create an educational environment in which all participants feel safe and welcome. We encourage open and spirited discussion in a collegial atmosphere so that everyone can enjoy an optimal educational and intellectual experience. We expect all participants to refrain from speech or behavior that is disruptive, threatening, endangering, harassing or illegal, or speech that is racist, sexist or similarly offensive. We reserve the right to take whatever measures deemed, at the sole discretion of Sports Business Classroom management, necessary and appropriate to enforce this Code of Conduct, including revoking a student’s enrollment in Sports Business Classroom without a refund.

What is the Sports Business Classroom Code of Conduct?2019-02-19T20:16:53+00:00

The following code of conduct applies to all Sports Business Classroom programs:

Sports Business Classroom strives to create an educational environment in which all participants feel safe and welcome. We encourage open and spirited discussion in a collegial atmosphere so that everyone can enjoy an optimal educational and intellectual experience. We expect all participants to refrain from speech or behavior that is disruptive, threatening, endangering, harassing or illegal, or speech that is racist, sexist or similarly offensive. We reserve the right to take whatever measures deemed, at the sole discretion of Sports Business Classroom management, necessary and appropriate to enforce this Code of Conduct, including revoking a student’s enrollment in Sports Business Classroom without a refund.

Are there minimum age or educational requirements to attend Sports Business Classroom 2020?2020-07-10T17:32:59+00:00

Sports Business Classroom is a professional development educational and networking conference designed to help prepare students for jobs in the business of sports. While the 2020 virtual event does not have the same enrollment limitations and competitive application process as the in-person Las Vegas event, it is not appropriate for students who are high school age or younger.

What if I’m in a different time zone and can’t attend live, or I miss a session?2020-07-10T17:34:20+00:00

All sessions will be provided in a video-on-demand format for students who cannot attend live.

Who are the instructors? What exactly are the sessions? Is the program subject to change?2020-07-10T17:37:58+00:00

Sports Business Classroom is led by Larry Coon, who has been the General Manager and lead instructor since 2016. Other instructors, guests, and program information will be provided on the SBC website.

All speakers and content are subject to change. Sports Business Classroom utilizes working league professionals in many of its instructional, speaking and guest roles. Their availability can change, even at the last minute, depending on employer needs and unexpected events. While we will do our best to provide the speakers, curriculum and schedule as described, we reserve the right to substitute, move or omit speakers or content as necessary.

How are classes structured at Sports Business Classroom?2020-02-04T20:11:01+00:00

Content is delivered in various formats in order to maximize learning opportunities, effectively deliver a wide variety of content, and provide students with direct access to some of the best minds in the business.

The 2020 Sports Business Classroom content formats are:

  • Lectures: One-hour, instructor-led GE sessions. Each topic has multiple lecture sections – e.g: 101, 201.
  • Roundtables: One-hour moderator-led panel discussions with industry experts.
  • Practicums: Hands-on team exercises in specific topics, including the salary cap and analytics.
  • Deep Dives: Here’s where you really get into your chosen major. SBC will provide three deep dive sessions that are three hours each. The content and format will vary by major:
    • League Salary Cap: Larry Coon’s extensive lecture series on the NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. This is based on the same content he has taught directly to NBA teams. You will be learning elbow-to-elbow with industry personnel who are taking this series as the Executive Session.
    • Scouting, Video and Analytics: Working hands-on with NBA scouting and video personnel, students will learn the ins and outs of building scouting reports, creating video reports, and analytics content. Students will then apply teachings to live games under the watchful eye of actual NBA scouts to produce reports and work with NBA video coordinators and advanced video editing software to produce edits. This hands-on experience is unparalleled.
    • Media and Broadcast: Students will continue their learning process with emphasis in broadcasting, writing and interviewing while actively applying those skills in the Las Vegas Summer League. This includes taking part as an announcer of an NBA game broadcast, writing game stories and features and participating in podcasts, all while receiving instruction and feedback from leaders in the industry.
  • Guest Speakers: Grab lunch and sit back while a featured guest talks about his or her personal experience and what it takes to succeed in this business. Past speakers have included Wizards head coach Scott Brooks, Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni, Raptors GM Masai Ujiri, Spurs GM R.C. Buford, Blazers GM Neil Olshey, and play-by-play broadcaster Mike Breen.
Does attending SBC guarantee me a job in sports?2020-07-10T17:37:20+00:00

While many SBC alumni have gone on to obtain jobs in and around the sports industry, admission Sports Business Classroom in no way guarantees a job in any industry.

Can I share my login information with someone else?2020-07-10T17:39:19+00:00

No, the fee is per-student. Multiple logins will be detected and subsequent logins will be prevented. Students otherwise detected sharing login information will be subject to dismissal from the program with no refund.

Do I choose a major?2020-07-10T17:36:46+00:00

No, there is only one “track” for the 2020 virtual conference. Students do not choose a major.

How do I access the virtual event? What if I’m having trouble connecting?2020-07-10T17:33:46+00:00

Students will receive information on connecting and logging-in prior to the start of the program. Technical Support will be provided by our conference host. Sports Business Classroom will not be responsible for students who are unable to connect to the live event.

Is there an application review process? Do I need to be accepted into the program?2020-07-10T17:31:38+00:00

The 2020 virtual event does not have the same enrollment limitations and competitive application process as the in-person Las Vegas event. With the exception of age-based restrictions, all fully-paid registrants are admitted to the program.

What is the cost for Sports Business Classroom 2020? Can I make installment payments?2020-07-10T17:30:52+00:00

The fee for Sports Business Classroom 2020 is $699.00. We only accept full payment for SBC 2020; you cannot pay in installments.

Who can attend Sports Business Classroom? Is it for students only?2019-02-19T18:35:43+00:00

Sports Business Classroom is geared towards a variety of individuals: College students, college graduates and people who have been out of college for a few years and want to work in this business, but don’t know how to make the transition.

There are two SBC programs, each with its own acceptance criteria:

  • The Business of Basketball Program is open to anyone, but admission is competitive. Applicants are evaluated relative to their merit and fit for the program, and admission is not guaranteed.
  • The Executive Session is open to team and league employees, agents and agency employees, accredited members of the media, and other industry professionals only.
What happens if my payment is declined?2020-07-10T17:39:55+00:00

The cardholder will be subject to an additional $25.00 service fee for any declined charge.

Is Sports Business Classroom like a fantasy camp? Can I just show up and schmooze with NBA bigwigs?2019-02-20T15:24:51+00:00

Sports Business Classroom does provide insider access to the Las Vegas Summer League, networking opportunities with NBA coaches, front office executives and other industry personnel, and even access to the famous “schmooze pit,” but it is definitely NOT a fantasy camp. You will be immersed in an intensive curriculum designed to develop skills in many areas relative to industry professionals. You should come ready and prepared to work and learn.

For more information on the schmooze pit click here: The NBA’s version of a crowded bar: Inside the Las Vegas schmooze pit

Will I have a chance to interact and work with people from the NBA?2020-02-04T20:38:10+00:00

Sports Business Classroom is immersed in the Las Vegas Summer League. We bring industry personnel including general managers, head and assistant coaches, scouts, agents, video coordinators, analytics professionals, and other front office personnel directly to you in speaking, teaching and collaborative roles. We also provide one-on-one networking opportunities with professionals in your chosen area of interest. In addition, you will have insider access to the Las Vegas Summer League. In some cases, you will be working during Summer League games in scouting, broadcast or media roles.

What is the refund policy?2020-07-10T17:38:45+00:00

Students may withdraw at any time through August 7, 2020, for a full refund, minus $25.00 (for example, a student who paid $699.00 would be refunded $674.00). Students may withdraw August 8 or 9 for a full refund, minus $100.00 (for example, a student who paid $699.00and withdraws on August 9 would be refunded $599.00). Refunds are not provided for students who withdraw on August 10 or later.

Does admission to the Business of Basketball Program guarantee me a job in the NBA?2020-02-04T20:38:42+00:00

Admission to any Sports Business Classroom program in no way guarantees a job in the NBA.

Are there scholarships or other discounts available for applicants?2020-02-04T20:12:11+00:00

We offer early-bird discounts to those who get their applications in early. In addition, a number of hotel options are available which further lower the cost of the program.

No other discounts or scholarships are available at this time. The Adam Cave Memorial Scholarship was for 2017 only.

How long will it take to find out if I was accepted into the program?2019-02-19T20:19:20+00:00

All applications are reviewed in a timely manner, and generally applicants will receive a response within seven days indicating one of the following:

  • They are admitted into the program, in the major of their choice.
  • They are admitted into the program, however their chosen major is full. They may choose to be admitted immediately in another major, or go on the wait list for the major of their choice.
  • Their application is in a pending state, until SBC receives additional required information.
  • Their application is in a pending state, and will be re-evaluated at a later date.
  • Their application is respectfully declined.
How many students are admitted to the program?2020-02-06T23:19:34+00:00

While there is no set maximum number of students for the Business of Basketball program, we may limit enrollment to avoid compromising the in-person experience for attendees, including hands-on work and networking opportunities with speakers and guests.

In addition, hotel accommodations are limited, and we may reach the point where new enrollments are offered only with double-occupancy or the “no-hotel” option.

Do majors fill up? If I am accepted into the program, am I able to get the major of my choice?2019-02-19T20:23:06+00:00

If you are admitted into a specific major, you are guaranteed to be in that major during the program. However enrollment in some majors is limited, and we may stop admitting students into those majors prior to the close of registration. Students may then choose to be admitted in an alternative major, or be put on the wait list for the major that is their first choice. For this reason it is important to register early if you are sure you want to enroll in a specific major.

Our ability to accommodate changes of major is very limited once majors fill up and enrollment closes. Students can only change to a major in which there is room. If a major is filled, then we can only consider changing to that major if another student drops out our changes out of that major. When this happens, we give first priority to students who are on the wait list for that major.

Can I change my major, once I have chosen one?2019-02-19T20:24:31+00:00

Maybe, but any request to change majors is subject to space limitations since individual majors can fill up. If you would like to change majors before the program starts, please email us at info@sportsbusinessclassroom.com as soon as possible to discuss. If you would like to change majors after the program has started, please discuss with the SBC General Manager. While we will do our best to accommodate your needs, all requests to change majors are subject to approval by SBC.

Can I apply for more than one major?2018-01-22T23:24:25+00:00

No, you can apply to one major only, but you will receive exposure to content from all majors in the GE sections and practicums.

What is the new Media and Broadcast major all about?2020-02-04T20:36:16+00:00

Sports Business Classroom strives to provide relevant education in the areas where jobs are available. The media is a significant employer, and an essential component of the business of basketball. Some of the most prominent basketball experts are those in the media, and a number of people have crossed-over from working in the media to working for teams. Students who enroll in the Media and Broadcast major receive exposure and hands-on experience in all facets of media – journalism, podcasting, broadcasting, social media and public relations.

Are you still offering the Social Media, Branding and Broadcasting major?2020-02-04T20:14:59+00:00

We revise our program content every year in order to provide the best possible learning experience for our students. Some topics are provided as majors, allowing students to specialize in these areas if they choose to do so. Other topics are taught as GE to all students, and are infused throughout the program. This year we are happy to be offering a new “Media and Broadcast” major, which provides students in-depth exposure to writing, broadcasting, podcasting, social media and public relations.

What is the cost for the Business of Basketball program?2020-02-28T18:55:53+00:00

All applicants pay a $25 application fee, whether they are admitted to the program or not. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable, and is charged when the student’s application is received. This fee does not count toward the cost of the program.

The tuition (before options) for the 2020 Business of Basketball program is $3,700. Students whose applications are received on or before March 22, 2020 pay the “Early Bird” rate of $3,500. Students whose applications are received on or after June 1, 2020 pay the “Late Registration” rate of $3,900.

Students may choose from the following hotel options:

  • Double Occupancy option: Subtract $350. (Students share accommodations with another student)
  • No-hotel option: Subtract $700 (no accommodations are provided)
  • ONE extended hotel day (either July 11-12 OR July 18-19): Add $219 (Over-21 only)
  • TWO extended hotel days (both July 11-12 AND July 18-19): Add $438. (Over-21 only)

For more information, please see the 2020 Tuition, Payment, Cancelation and Refund Policies.

 

Do I have to pay for hotel accommodations when I’m in Las Vegas? What are the options for accommodations?2020-02-04T20:24:38+00:00

Hotel accommodations for Sports Business Classroom will be provided by Palms Casino Resort, and lodging for July 12 (check-in) to July 18 (check-out) are included with your tuition (unless you choose the No-Hotel Option).

Students are provided with single occupancy (one student per room) by default. Students may choose the Double Occupancy option, which is a REQUEST for shared lodging with another student. Double Occupancy is subject to availability, and will be provided if both of the following are true: 1) Another student of the same gender is available who also requested the double occupancy option; 2) A room with two beds is available. A discount of $350 is provided to students whose Double Occupancy request is confirmed.

Students choosing the Extended Hotel option may stay the night of July 11-12 (the night before the program) and/or the night of July 18-19 (the night following the program). The Extended Hotel Option is not available prior to July 11 or after July 19. Due to Palms Casino Resort policies regarding accepting credit cards from patrons who are under 21, the Extended Hotel option is available to students who are 21 or older only. The Extended Hotel option is available for an additional $219 (one night) or $438 (two nights). The Extended Hotel option is single-occupancy, although we will do our best to provide double occupancy when requested.

Students who require accommodations for dates other than what are provided by SBC must make their own arrangements with the Palms or another hotel for these dates.

Students who do not require hotel accommodations (for example, Las Vegas residents) may choose the “No Hotel” option. A discount of $700 is provided to students who choose the No Hotel option.

You are responsible for your own incidental hotel expenses such as room service and are liable for any injuries or damages that result from any misconduct or noncompliance.

What is the Sports Business Classroom payment policy?2020-02-05T22:44:41+00:00

All applicants pay a $25 application fee, whether they are admitted to SBC or not. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable, and is charged when the student’s application is received. This fee is NOT included in the cost of the program.

Students who are admitted into the program are charged a $250 processing fee when they are admitted. This fee counts toward the cost of the program, but is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Students have two payment options for their remaining tuition: Pay in Full, or the Payment Plan. Students choosing the Pay in Full option are charged the full cost of the program (including optional extended hotel days) when they are admitted. Students choosing the Payment Plan make one payment per month. The amount of each payment depends on when the student is admitted and which rooming option is chosen. Please see 2020 Tuition, Payment, Cancelation and Refund Policies for additional information, including payment breakdowns.

Notes:

  • All extended hotel amounts are charged with the student’s first payment.
  • Since double occupancy is subject to availability, students are charged at the single occupancy rate for all but their final payment. The entire double-occupancy discount is subtracted from the final payment if the student is confirmed for double occupancy.
  • To participate in the Payment Plan, a student must complete, sign and submit a Payment Agreement and a Credit Card Authorization Form. When the agreement is received and approved by VSL, the student will be enrolled in the Payment Plan.
  • Any changes to payment sources require submission of a new Credit Card Authorization Form.
Is this program refundable?2020-02-06T23:23:14+00:00

The $25 application fee and $250 processing fee are non-refundable and non-transferable. The remaining costs may be refundable, depending on the student’s date of withdrawal. IMPORTANT: For refund purposes, the full fee is considered to be charged and paid when calculating the student’s refund amount. This is to avoid disadvantaging students who paid in full. The refund is calculated against the full amount, and then netted against the amount the student actually paid. However, under no circumstance will a student be required to pay any additional money after withdrawing.

  • If the student withdraws on or before April 30, 2020, all tuition is refundable, including extended hotel days, but not including the application or processing fees.
  • If the student withdraws in May, $2,500 of the full fee is refundable, including extended hotel days.
  • If the student withdraws in June, $1,500 of the full fee is refundable, including extended hotel days.
  • If the student withdraws July 1 or later, no refunds are given.

Please see 2020 Tuition, Payment, Cancelation and Refund Policies for additional information, including refund examples.

In the exceptional case of certain unplanned events, such as the death of an immediate family member, hospitalization of the applicant or inexcusable jury duty, Sports Business Classroom will issue a full refund (minus application and processing fees) upon presentation of satisfactory documentation.

Do I get charged the application fee immediately? Is it refundable?2019-02-19T21:11:11+00:00

Yes, the $25 application fee is charged when we receive your application, and is non-refundable, whether you are admitted to the program or not.

What is the processing fee? When is it charged? Does it count toward the cost of the program?2019-02-19T21:16:52+00:00

The $250 processing fee is charged when you are admitted into the program; it is not charged to applicants who are not admitted. It counts toward the cost of the program. The processing fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Can I change my hotel options after I register?2020-02-04T20:31:41+00:00

If you wish to change your hotel options (Extended Hotel, No Hotel, Single/Double Occupancy), please contact us at info@sportsbusinessclassroom.com. Requests are considered through June 20, 2020, and are subject to availability. SBC cannot accommodate requests for accommodation changes after June 20.

Do I have to pay for airfare?2018-01-22T23:17:22+00:00

Yes, students are responsible for their own travel to and from Las Vegas for the program.

Do I have to rent a car while I’m in Las Vegas?2019-01-31T22:58:28+00:00

Students are responsible for their travel between the airport and hotel before and after the program.

Renting a car during the program is not necessary. Round-trip bus transportation will be provided between the Palms Casino Resort and the Thomas & Mack Arena and Cox Pavilion each day. Two busses leave at the same time each morning to transport students to Sports Business Classroom. The busses leave at different times in the evenings – the first bus will be for students who want to return after SBC sessions end; the second bus will be for students who want to return after the end of Summer League games.

Students are responsible for their own transportation if they miss a bus or wish to travel outside the scheduled times or scheduled routes. SBC recommends that students have access to alternative transportation services such as Uber and Lyft in the event a bus is full, they miss a scheduled pick-up time, or they wish to travel outside the scheduled times.

Do I have to buy my own meals while I’m in Las Vegas?2020-02-06T23:24:16+00:00

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided for the Welcome Reception on Sunday, July 12. Morning snacks, lunches, arena dinner and beverages will be provided during the program on Monday, July 13 through Saturday, July 18 (no dinner on July 18).

Please notify SBC prior to the start of the program if you have any dietary restrictions that require accommodation.

What is the attire for Sports Business Classroom?2019-01-31T23:01:20+00:00

Las Vegas temperatures are frequently over 100° F during the month of July, so plan accordingly. The attire for Sports Business Classroom is relatively casual – for example, polo shirts and chino slacks are typical for men, with comparable casual attire for women. There also may be special sessions or events where you might want to step up the attire a little.

Can I attend Summer League games while I’m enrolled in Sports Business Classroom?2020-02-04T20:34:18+00:00

All SBC students will receive a wristband which provides access to the Sports Business Classroom facilities as well as the Las Vegas Summer League during the dates of the program. Students may attend any Summer League game outside the scheduled class hours. Students are responsible for purchasing their own tickets to the Las Vegas Summer League prior to Sunday, July 12 and after Saturday, July 18.

Reserved seating for SBC students will be provided in the Thomas and Mack Arena. There is no reserved seating in the Cox Pavilion – SBC students may use any seats open to the general public. SBC students have access to the arena floors (including the “schmooze pit,” hospitality suite, and business areas utilized by the program. SBC students do not have access to areas that are reserved for media or team personnel. Access to the “schmooze pit” may be controlled during certain games.

Is there a minimum age for SBC students?2019-02-19T22:19:27+00:00

There is no set minimum age, but please keep in mind that SBC assumes a level of maturity and independence commensurate to a workplace, so students who require parental supervision would not be appropriate for the program. Also keep in mind that the admission process for SBC is competitive, and younger applicants might not have enough education and ancillary experience to compete with other applicants.

Furthermore, for liability reasons SBC cannot assume responsibility for students who are under 18. Admission for students who are under 18 requires a parent or other responsible adult to co-register.

Who can enroll in the Executive Session?2019-02-20T15:24:51+00:00

The Executive Session is reserved for league and team front office personnel, agents and agency personnel, accredited media, and other industry professionals who are seeking to learn more about the NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement and salary cap.

I am not a basketball professional, but would like to attend the Salary Cap Deep Dive. Is this possible?2019-01-31T23:06:10+00:00

If you are not eligible for enrollment in the Executive Session, you may receive the same content by enrolling in the Business of Basketball Program and selecting the League Salary Cap major.

What content is included in the Executive Session? Who teaches it?2019-01-31T23:08:57+00:00

The Executive Session provides nine total hours of instruction, and is led by Larry Coon, a noted expert in the field and the author of the Salary Cap FAQ at www.cbafaq.com.

The Executive Session is a subset of the full Sports Business Classroom Business of Basketball program. Students enrolled in the full SBC program receive extensive instruction in multiple areas of relevance to employment in the industry. The curriculum consists of “GE” content, in which all students get a little bit of everything, and “Major” content, where students get a deep dive into their chosen specialty. Enrollees in the Executive Session will join SBC students who choose the Salary Cap major for a deep dive into the NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement and Salary Cap. The Deep Dive includes both lectures and hands-on exercises.

Can I attend sessions other than the Salary Cap Deep Dive?2019-01-31T23:09:49+00:00

Executive Session attendees have the option to request attendance in Business of Basketball program GE sections. Availability is limited, and subject to approval from the SBC General Manager.

Do I get charged the application fee immediately? Is it refundable?2019-02-19T22:22:39+00:00

The $25 application fee is non-refundable. However, if an ineligible student (someone who is not an industry professional) applies for the Executive Session and his or her application is rejected, the application fee is waived if the student then applies to the Business of Basketball program.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to inquire at info@sportsbusinessclassroom.com with any eligibility questions prior to submitting an application for the Executive Session.

What is the agenda for the Executive Session?2019-02-19T22:27:17+00:00

The syllabus for the Salary Cap Deep Dive and Executive Session is refined and improved from year to year, and will not be finalized until shortly before the program. The following is a sample syllabus. In addition, several “exercise” sessions are provided where students work through CBA-related problems with assistance from SBC faculty.

  1. Review of CBA/Salary Cap basics
  2. Team Salaries
    1. What is included and not included
    2. Cap Holds & Room
    3. Getting salary off the cap
    4. Exercises
  3. Contracts
    1. Years (maximum & minimum)
    2. Salaries (maximum & minimum; increases/decreases)
    3. Options and ETOs
    4. Incentives
    5. Alternate pay schedules
    6. Form of the UPC
    7. Exhibit 1 – Compensation
    8. Exhibit 1A – Minimum Player Salary
    9. Exhibit 1B – Two-way Players
    10. Exhibit 2 – Compensation Protection
    11. Waivers and the Stretch Provision
    12. Trade Payments
    13. Summer Contracts and Exhibit 9
    14. Contract Amendments
    15. Exercises
  4. Exceptions
    1. Concepts and pro-ration
    2. Bird rights
    3. Other exceptions
    4. Exceptions and the Hard Cap
    5. Exercises
  5. Trades
    1. Below-the-cap and above-the-cap trades
    2. Simultaneous and non-simultaneous trades
    3. Exceptions and trades
    4. Configuration of trades
    5. Executing a trade
    6. Salaries in trades
    7. Aggregation
    8. Special kinds of trades
    9. Draft pick trades
    10. Cash in trades
    11. Trading restrictions
    12. Other trade considerations
    13. Exercises
  6. Extensions and renegotiations
    1. Eligibility and term
    2. Veteran extensions
    3. Rookie extensions
    4. Renegotiations
  7. Restricted free agency
    1. Definition and eligibility for restricted vs. unrestricted
    2. Qualifying offers and starter criteria
    3. Offer sheets
    4. First Refusal Exercise Notices
    5. Exercises
  8. Entering the league
    1. Player eligibility
    2. Trading draft picks
    3. Required tenders
    4. Trading the rights to drafted players
    5. Drafted players who are unsigned
    6. Undrafted players
    7. First contracts
    8. Exercises
  9. Miscellaneous topics
    1. Waivers (in-depth)
    2. Sign-and-trade (in-depth)
    3. Gilbert Arenas provision
    4. Exercises
    5. CBA/Labor Overview
    6. Setting the salary cap
    7. Team and league finances (including escrow and luxury tax)
    8. Protecting the system