2020 Virtual NBA Draft Career Conference

October 16, 2020

Virtual Conference

It’s ON!

The NBA has announced they will conduct the 2020 draft virtually in October and our annual Basketball Sports Career Conference will do the same! 

If you dream of working in basketball, register now for our virtual conference featuring some of the most connected people in the sport. Every year we get the best general managers, scouts, agents, and more to come speak at our NBA Draft Career Conference – and this year will be even better and more connected than ever. 

Register today for our first-ever virtual basketball career conference! It’s going to be a special event you don’t want to miss. 

Get informed and inspired at Sports Management Worldwide's annual Basketball Career Conference October 16th on Zoom. This is the year to invest in yourself by sharing the same space with some of the biggest names in the basketball industry, learning from their panels and attending great networking events.

Career-minded individuals who want to advance their career in basketball will:

  • Develop authentic connections with basketball industry experts
  • Gain insight into the latest trends in marketing, scouting, agency, and analytics
  • Discover who is hiring and what you need to know to get hired
  • Receive career guidance from basketball insiders
  • Connect with other basketball career-minded individuals
  • Learn strategies to catapult your basketball career to the next level
  • Ask questions of basketball executives, scouts, media and more
     

Be a part of the highest quality discussions regarding basketball careers and industry insights – this is the event to help sharpen your skills! All participants are allowed the opportunity to ask questions and interact with leaders in professional and collegiate basketball.

 

 

2019 Featured Speakers
*Speakers are subject to change.

 
Amin Elhassan
ESPN Analyst
 
Mark Warkentien
Oklahoma City Thunder Executive
 
Brian Hagen
Chicago Bulls Asst General Manager
 
Chad Buchanan
Indiana Pacers General Manager (tentative)
 
Dean Oliver
NBA Analytics Pioneer
 
Brett Richey
Blitz Predict CEO
 
Chris Haynes
Yahoo Sports Senior NBA Insider
 
Carl Berman
Netscouts Managing Partner
 
Max Raseni
Players Group Italy Dir. of International Operations
 
Eric Pincus
Basketball Insiders NBA Salary Cap Expert; Bleacher Report Los Angeles Lakers Lead Reporter
 
Ivana Seric
Philadelphia 76ers Data Scientist
 
Joel Corry
Former NFL & NBA Agent, Salary Cap Expert, and SMWW Faculty
 
James Andrisevic
G-League Northern Arizona Suns Assistant Coach
 
Mark Silver
Synergy Sports Technology President
 
Chris Taylor
G-League Fort Wayne Mad Ants Director of Basketball Operations
 
John Ross
Portland Trail Blazers Video Coordinator, SMWW Alum
 
Bret Kanis
SMWW NBA Agent
 
Tony Dutt
Dutt Sports Services President
 
Ray LeBov
Basketball Intelligence Founder and Publisher
 
Lynn Lashbrook
President & Founder of SMWW. Certified Sports Agent. Former NCAA Athletic Director.

                        

Information about the 2020 Basketball Career Conference in Las Vegas:

Friday, October 16, 2020 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This 1-day event will offer unique panel discussions and Q&A sessions with some of the biggest names in the world of basketball. All attendees will also have the opportunity to network with basketball industry insiders who are deeply connected to the sport. 
Location: Zoom Virtual Conference Room

Please Note: SMWW's Career Conference is not affiliated or in any way connected with the NBA, the NBA Summer League Games, or the NBA G-League.

 

 

 

 

I learned so much at the SMWW Basketball Career Conference, it was a great experience and an amazing opportunity to network. Being able to interact with professional personnel and team decision-makers inspiring and educational. I feel the knowledge I acquired will lead directly to a sports career. Thank you, SMWW!
- Tara Iguidbashian, University of San Diego

 
Registration Now Open!
Early Bird discount available until September 1st

This event is limited to the first 500

Conference Registration includes:

Prices Increase September 1st

General Admission : $325 $99.00 USD

 

College Students, Faculty, & SMWW Alumni : $275 $79.00 USD

 

Team, Agency Employees, & SMWW Agents : $300 $99.00 USD


** Please note that the conference fee does not include flight or hotel accommodations.

Walk-up registrations will not be accepted. Please register online in advance.

 

SMWW’s Industry Leading Courses Featured In:

 

Conference Agenda:

Speakers are not guaranteed. We are aggressive in seeking out the best possible panelists and are always successful in booking the industries best. Team front office staff changes quickly after the NBA Draft. Team meetings and broadcasting schedules fluctuate throughout the week prior to Summer League and we adjust accordingly. Agendas are similar in format from year to year. Below is the 2019 Agenda.

2019 SMWW Basketball Career Conference
The 2020 Basketball Career Conference Schedule will be updated at a later date. Here is a sample of last year's conference to have an idea of what to expect this year.

Saturday, July 6th | SMWW Welcome Reception 5pm-7pm
Bahama Breeze, 375 Hughes Center Dr, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

Sunday, July 7th | SMWW Basketball Career Conference
​​Four Seasons Hotel, 3960 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119

8:00 am Registration Opens (Coffee and muffins provided)

8:30 am Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:45 am The Business of Sports Agency
Bret Kanis, Hightower Law Firm NBA Agent, SMWW Mentor
Max Raseni, FIBA Agent (Italy)
Tony Dutt, Dutt Sports Services President 

9:45 am How Money Talks in the NBA
Joel Corry, CBSsports.com “The Agent’s Take”, SMWW Mentor
Eric Pincus, Basketball Insiders NBA Salary Cap Expert; Bleacher Report Los Angeles Lakers Lead Reporter

10:30 am The Changing Landscape in Sports Media
Amin Elhassan, ESPN Commentator
Ray LeBov, Basketball Intelligence Founder and Publisher
Chris Haynes, Yahoo Sports Senior NBA Insider

11:30 am The Growing Industry of Sports Betting
Brett Richey, BlitzPredict CEO

Noon Lunch with Special Guests
Brian Hagen, Chicago Bulls Assistant General Manager
Chad Buchanan Indiana Pacers General Manager (tentative)

1:00 pm The Operations of a Professional Sports Team
James Andrisevic, G-League Northern Arizona Suns Assistant Coach
Chris Taylor, G-League Fort Wayne Mad Ants Director of Basketball Operations
John Ross, Portland Trail Blazers Personnel Video Coordinator, SMWW Alum
Beth Hancock, Portland Trail Blazers Executive Assistant to Basketball Operations

2: 00 pm Basketball’s Statistical Revolution
Ivana Seric, Philadelphia 76ers Data Scientist
Dean Oliver, Pioneer of Basketball Analytics, SMWW Faculty
Ben Zirman, NBA G-League Basketball Operations Statistical Analysis

3: 00 pm Learning the Second Language of Basketball
Mark Silver, Synergy Sports Technology President
Carl Berman, NetScouts Basketball Managing Partner

4:00 pm Closing Remarks with Dr. Lynn Lashbrook and Dr. Jim Krause

Please Note: SMWW's Career Conference is not affiliated or in any way connected with the NBA, the NBA Summer League Games, or the NBA G-League.

 

 



Download a Copy of the
2019 Basketball Career Conference Program Here

 

Thank you! We will let you know as soon as conference dates are announced!