The Truth About Early Termination Of Your Agent Contract…

One particular area that demands attention is the inclusion of monetary penalties for early contract termination with agents. I will shed light on these unfavorable clauses, dispel misconceptions, and emphasize your rights as outlined in the FIBA Agent Guidelines. Understanding FIBA Agent Guideline Clause 320: Clause 320 of the FIBA Agent Guidelines explicitly states, “The […]

The Pros And Cons Of Upfront Retainer Fees With Agents…

Since FIBA’s decision a few years ago to simplify the process for players to change their agents, it appears that some agents are seeking new ways to recoup their time and investment in players. In my view, this is the motivation behind agents requesting a “retainer” fee. What baffles me is that I’ve heard of […]

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 […]

Women’s European Basketball Leagues…

Although still lacking the exposure and recognition of the men’s side, women’s basketball in Europe has experienced remarkable growth and development, thanks in part to the efforts of the FIBA Europe, the governing body for basketball on the continent. I will delve into the world of women’s basketball and explore the three main active club […]

Men’s European Basketball Leagues…

In this blog post, I will compare and contrast several prominent European basketball leagues, including the EuroLeague, EuroCup, Basketball Champions League, and Europe Cup. Hopefully, I can provide valuable insights to help you navigate the diverse European basketball scene. EuroLeague: The EuroLeague holds a prestigious position as one of Europe’s premier basketball competitions. Initially established […]

The Bosman Rule & Its Limitations For European Basketball Players…

As a Player Education Specialist, I want to highlight the issue with the Bosman rule and how it affects players in certain European countries. While the Bosman rule allows freedom of movement and employment, it limits Bosman A players in some countries due to their domestic player requirements. In Germany’s 1st league, for example, the […]

The Benefits Of Having A FIBA Licensed Agent…

When it comes to navigating the overseas basketball market, having a good agent can make all the difference in a player’s career. One consideration to keep in mind when choosing an agent is whether they are licensed by FIBA (the International Basketball Federation). While not all agents are FIBA licensed, there are several benefits to […]

Letter of Clearance

Hi Teammates! The Letter of Clearance is what the player needs from his former team before he can be registered by the new team. The former team says everything is ok and they accept the transfer. Normally this is not a problem except if a player just leaves without things being settled such as unpaid […]