The Complex Path To Professional Basketball For Youth Players – Part 1…

Embarking on the journey to become a professional basketball player is a dream many young talents cherish. However, the harsh reality of the business side of basketball can be a challenging hurdle, especially for local players eager to make their mark. In the first part of this blog series, I recount a disheartening situation where […]

Why I’m Against The Euroleague Allowing Trades…

When it comes to the Euroleague entertaining the idea of enabling player trades, there’s a whirlwind of complexities that might not be immediately apparent. From tax intricacies in different countries to the impact on domestic league decisions, and the myriad of other challenges, it’s a terrain fraught with potential issues. However, amidst all these obstacles, […]

Setting The Record Straight…

As a former European basketball player and coach, and current consultant, I’d like to share my perspective on the ongoing debate between European basketball, particularly the Euroleague, and the NBA. First and foremost, let me clarify that my preference for watching European basketball does not diminish my respect for the NBA and its value. In […]

The Agent vs. Player Placement Programs/Apps: Which is better?

Hi Teammates! Today, I want to explore the contrasting approaches of finding basketball opportunities: the old-fashioned way—through trusted agents—and the emergence of player placement programs and Apps. Join me as we delve into the pros and cons of these approaches and ponder the question: Am I just an Oldhead? 1. The Old-Fashioned Way: Agents as […]

Analyzing Team USA’s 4th Place Finish in the FIBA World Cup: A 10-Year Plan

As a former European basketball pro and coach, I’ve closely observed Team USA’s recent 4th place finish in the FIBA World Cup. The rise in international competition demands that Team USA adapt and implement a comprehensive plan to regain its dominance for more than just the Olympics. I will propose a 10-year plan that emphasizes […]

Pros And Cons Of A Non-Exclusive Agent Contract…

As a prospective overseas basketball player, finding the right agent can be crucial to your success. However, deciding whether to sign an exclusive or non-exclusive contract with an agent can be a difficult decision. According to FIBA rules, you are allowed to have more than one agent. Whether or not it makes sense to have […]

NBA vs. Euroleague

Basketball fans often debate the merits of the NBA versus the Euroleague, with one of the most hotly contested issues being the number of games played. The NBA has a grueling 82-game regular season, while a typical Euroleague team plays just 34 games in addition to their normal club season of up to 34 games. […]

An Objective Look At Why The USA Is Now Number 2 In The World Rankings PART 2

5. Money…Back when I first came overseas, it was unheard of that a native player would be making more money than an American. There was no way unless the native player was a National Team player, but even then, that was more the exception than the rule. These days, however, it is not uncommon that […]

College vs. Overseas Ball

Hi Teammates! The title of my book Same Name, Different Game wasn’t chosen randomly. Of course, basketball is pretty much the same wherever you go, but there are subtle and not-so-subtle differences when you just finish college and you play overseas. Let’s start with the not-so-subtle differences: -The 24-Second Shot Clock: The 30 seconds you […]