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Sports Business Secrets

Sports Business Secrets

By Kevin Tarca
Kevin Tarca will teach you how to navigate the challenges of the competitive sports business world, starting with the basketball industry. Kevin is the Founder of Kreation Talent Agency, a boutique sports management firm which specializes in representing professional basketball players. Kevin has spent the last several years immersing himself in basketball cultures all over the globe and continues to build the foundation for the agency of his dreams. This podcast will take you along with Kevin on his entrepreneurial journey to battle through the adversity he faces in this competitive industry.
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Episode 252: Ionut Georgescu, GM of CSO Voluntari
Today we are joined by GM of CSO Voluntari, Ionut Georgescu! Tune in to hear about the Romanian basketball market, how Voluntari recruits, the scouting collaboration with Real Betis and much more!
57:38
June 23, 2021
Episode 251: KTA Internship Opportunity!
🚨PSA! KTA is looking for interns. Instead of creating a word document and putting it online, I figured it would be easier to explain via audio. Tune in to hear exactly what we're looking for!
13:43
June 22, 2021
Episode 250: Standard FIBA Player Agent Contract
If you're wondering what's inside a standard FIBA contract between player and agent, today is your lucky day!
10:53
June 21, 2021
Episode 249: Why Coach Evann Baker Will Be Successful
Today you’ll hear about Evann Baker's career journey from playing to coaching. And more specifically why he will be successful not just as a coach, but in life! #KTAfam
11:37
June 20, 2021
Episode 248: Exactly What I'm Doing on June 19th
We are backkkk! Heading into summer full speed ahead. Yesterday I finalized a contract for a KTA client. Today I'll join hundreds of college coaches at the Hun School in NJ for some live high school hoops. Here is exactly what I'm doing today...
05:23
June 19, 2021
Episode 247: Question from a Listener
I received an awesome question from a listener this week. Rafa from Spain asked me what I do to prepare for road trips. In today’s episode I break it all down!
15:06
June 18, 2021
Episode 246: A Recent Trend In The Coaching Market
I've noticed a few recent trends in the coaching industry. This includes college, high school and pro coaching markets all around the world.
13:14
June 17, 2021
Episode 245: Celsius to Fahrenheit Hack
Every once in a while I go on a random travel tangent. Today I share a trick that I use every time I travel internationally. If you get confused by the Celsius to Fahrenheit conversion, tune in!
08:11
June 16, 2021
Episode 244: How I Decide Where I Travel
Sometimes I plan travel months in advance. And sometimes I book a flight the day before travel. Here's a bit more insight on how I decided on determine my travel plans.
10:45
June 15, 2021
Episode 243: We Don’t Need To Be Friends
It’s easy to forget that this is a business. I didn’t come into the business to make friends. If it ends up that way, great! Your friends are there to tell you how great you are and what you want to hear. I’m here to tell you what you need to hear.
07:29
June 14, 2021
Episode 242: A Few Memorable Moments
A light Sunday episode talking about some of the memorable moments so far.
10:50
June 13, 2021
Episode 241: All About Coach Representation
KTA is officially representing coaches! In this episode I break down what that really looks like.
10:10
June 12, 2021
Episode 240: Some Additional Agent Resources
Here are a few more recommendations and resources for aspiring agents.
12:57
June 11, 2021
Episode 239: Exactly What I'm Doing on June 10th
Wrapping up the trip to Tampa... heading to Miami... lots to balance this week! Here is exactly what I am doing today...
08:14
June 10, 2021
Episode 238: What Motivates Me?
Yesterday I talked about organized chaos. Today I talk about what motivates me to power through the obstacles. It's important to stop and ask yourself why you do what you do every once in awhile.
15:28
June 9, 2021
Episode 237: Organized Chaos
Sometimes life throws many things at you at once. You can get frustrated. Or you can battle through. I call this organized chaos.
11:52
June 8, 2021
Episode 236: We’ve Passed 25,000 Downloads!
We’ve officially passed 25,000 downloads of Sports Business Secrets! So cool. Not sure what that really means… but I do know that people tune in from 78 countries around the world to hear me talk about my journey. And for that I’m grateful! 🙏
08:28
June 7, 2021
Episode 235: Tampa Bay Pro Combine
I spent the last three days at the newest pre-draft combine down in Florida. Today’s episode is a recap of the event plus a few guys that I thought played well.
13:45
June 6, 2021
Episode 234: Three Ways to Differentiate Yourself in an Interview
I talked about how to prepare for a coaching interview earlier in the week. Here are three recommendations to differentiate yourself during any interview process.
10:45
June 5, 2021
Episode 233: An International Negotiation Experience
Happy Friday my friends! Every contract negotiation I am involved with allows me to get better at my job. I learn from every single situation. I told you I'd fill you in on the details of one of those experiences, so as promised, here you go.
19:36
June 4, 2021
Episode 232: The European Basketball Advisory Group!
Let's go! As I grow my agency and continue to represent professional basketball players, I'm pumped to introduce you to The European Basketball Advisory Group! This is a non-profit initiative with the aim to increase the overall professionalism in the sport of basketball in Europe. We will serve as the connectors between basketball and business.
08:48
June 3, 2021
Episode 231: Embrace "I Don't Know"
There are so many things in this world that we as humans don't know. Even if you are an expert in your field, there are still things you can learn. When you don't know something, embrace it! Here's what I mean...
06:21
June 2, 2021
Episode 230: Five Steps for Applying to a Coaching Position
Applying for a coaching position is not an easy task. Especially with the oversaturated market of coaches looking to climb the ladder! Today I break that process down into 5 steps.
13:08
June 1, 2021
Episode 229: FIBA Europe Head of National Federations & Youth Sports, Radmila Turner
Today were joined by a director from FIBA Europe, Radmila Turner! Radmila dives into the resources that FIBA provides for current players, the purpose of the TIMEOUT program, and some exciting new projects coming out soon!
30:48
May 31, 2021
Episode 228: Exactly What I'm Doing May 30th
Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Today we have the Euroleague Championship and many other leagues overseas will finish up shortly. I'm also gearing up for a two week road trip!! Here is exactly what I'm doing today.
12:11
May 30, 2021
Episode 227: CEO of Slan Sports Management, Matt Slan
Today we hear from Founder & CEO of Slan Sports Management, Matt Slan! Matt started his agency over a decade ago and currently represents both players and coaches around the world!
40:02
May 29, 2021
Episode 226: An Update from the NBPA
The NBPA is best. Here’s a little sneak peak into the value they provide NBPA certified agents!
12:58
May 28, 2021
Episode 225: Professional Basketball Coach, David Gale
Today we hear from professional basketball coach, David Gale! We talk about his playing days at Loyola Chicago to all of his stops in the NBA to his most recent experience leading a team in the first division of Lithuania!
47:42
May 27, 2021
Episode 224: One Thing European Basketball Is Missing
There are many differences between professional basketball cultures around the world. Today I talk about one major thing that is missing from a coaching perspective in Europe.
15:44
May 26, 2021
Episode 223: Professional Basketball Coach, KJ Smith
Today we chat with Coach KJ Smith! He teaches us about the basketball culture in Brazil, the types of players in the first division, his new role with the Fraser Valley Bandits and much more. 
33:13
May 25, 2021
Episode 222: Pathway to the Top
What does it take to get to the top? A mix of skills, hard work, luck and surrounding yourself with the right crew. I'm working on a new project, here are some thoughts on it.
15:14
May 24, 2021
Episode 221: CEO of One Motive Sports, Drew Kelso
Today we bring on another agent, who also happens to be the CEO of his company. Drew started OMS in 2018 and currently represents about 50 players around the world! We discuss the talent in JUCO & NAIA's, agency business models, showcase events & more!
37:28
May 23, 2021
Episode 220: Be Like Amelia Earhart
First step to success = stepping up to the plate and swinging the bat. Most importantly, doing that even if the odds are stacked against you! This is why you should be more like Amelia Earhart...
10:42
May 22, 2021
Episode 219: Professional Basketball Coach, Mate Jakab
Today we head over to Hungary to chat with professional basketball coach & scout, Mate Jakab! You'll learn about the style of play in their professional leagues, which imports have succeeded there, and more about Mate's coaching journey!
31:11
May 21, 2021
Episode 218: Exactly What I'm Doing on May 20th
Another trip up to North Jersey! Today is a brand partnerships & marketing focused day mixed with a few overseas contract situations. Exciting weekend coming up! Here is exactly what I'm working on today.
09:01
May 20, 2021
Episode 217: Crazy Can Be Good
Not every can see the same vision you see. You're crazy... until you're not.
07:48
May 19, 2021
Episode 216: Fleming College Interim Head Coach, Menelik Fernandes
Today we talk with Menelik Fernandes, who is a Canadian college basketball coach. We discuss the differences between College and University sports, the balance between entrepreneurship and coaching, and what changes he hopes to see in Canadian hoops moving forward!
34:28
May 18, 2021
Episode 215: The Art of Negotiating
The only way to get better at negotiating is through experience. Trust me, I've learned the hard way! Today I'll talk about a few key principles that I've learned about negotiating contracts as an agent.
18:13
May 17, 2021
Episode 214: Name, Image, Likeness Update
We are 45 days away from college athletes being allowed to monetize their name, image and likeness! 
15:15
May 16, 2021
Episode 213: Player Profiles and A Project I Outsourced
Yesterday I talked all about the demand side. Today I'll dive into the supply side. You'll hear exactly what I include in my player profiles, including the move that I made to get them done quicker!
12:09
May 15, 2021
Episode 212: How Overseas Teams Find Coaches & Players
So how do teams overseas find and sign their coaches and players? Today I share three conversations I've had with clubs this week.
20:40
May 14, 2021
Episode 211: You Can't Get Something For Nothing
Today’s discussion stems from the book, “Outwitting the Devil,” by Napoleon Hill. Those who try to receive something without putting in the work, will end up with nothing.
14:11
May 13, 2021
Episode 210: Exactly What I'm Doing on May 12th
On the road again! A quick trip to NYC. Here’s exactly what I’m doing today.
07:57
May 12, 2021
Episode 209: A Current Agency Challenge
In the past, the main role of an agent was to procure and negotiate contracts. In 2021 the list of benefits that players expect is a dramatically longer list. Here is a current challenge that I am facing as a boutique agency...
09:43
May 11, 2021
Episode 208: My Dream Client
Every agent has a different strategy. Here are some specific characteristics that I’m searching for when looking for future clients.
17:45
May 10, 2021
Episode 207: Why I Haven't Joined Another Agency
A handful of people have recently asked me why I haven’t joined another agency. Well here’s your answer (and it’s probably different than you think)!
12:28
May 9, 2021
Episode 206: Why D.J. McCall Will Be Successful
Another KTA Client Highlight! Today you’ll hear about D.J. McCall's career from college until today. I talk about the recruiting process before he joined KTA and then touch on why he will be successful not just on the court, but in life!
10:53
May 8, 2021
Episode 205: IMG Academy Basketball Coach, Billy Clapper
Today we head down to sunny Florida to chat with Coach Billy Clapper! Billy talks about transitioning from coaching at the college level to landing at IMG Academy in Florida. He is also the GM of Sideline Cancer, who is gearing up for the 2021 TBT event!
33:43
May 7, 2021
Episode 204: Exactly What I'm Doing on May 6th
European playoffs, client profile prep, coaching representation? Here is exactly what I'm doing today.
08:06
May 6, 2021
Episode 203: The Power of Storytelling
The ability to tell stories is more impactful than you might think. Today I share a rarely told story from a trip to Croatia 🇭🇷 and also explain the reason you should tell more stories yourself!
17:00
May 5, 2021
Episode 202: Founder of PointAdvising, Carlon Brown
Today were joined by the one and only Carlon Brown! We talk about his transition from college to being a pro, the grind in the G-League, how he “flipped the switch” overseas and much more. If you’re looking for a guy who has experienced it all and need someone to keep it real with you, look no further! Carlon is the Founder of PointAdvising and currently the Head Coach of Glendale Prep in Arizona.
43:56
May 4, 2021
Episode 201: How To Gain Access
One of the biggest challenges in the sports business word is gaining access to resources and decision makers. Today I share two ways to gain that access!
12:03
May 3, 2021
Episode 200: Two Hundred Days In A Row!
Alright people, we have finally reached episode 200! That is 200 days straight, I’m pumped! Today I talk about some of the things I’ve learned, the most downloaded episodes and, as always, what is on the agenda for KTA!
15:13
May 2, 2021
Episode 199: Filip Sunterlic, GM of Crvena Zvezda
Today we venture over to one of my favorite cities in the world, Belgrade, Serbia! Filip Sunterlic is the GM of Euroleague and ABA team, Crvena Zvezda. Buckle up for a long one, as Filip shares insight on his journey from player to marketing director to GM. 
01:54:10
May 1, 2021
Episode 198: FAQ Volume 5
Volume 5 of “Agent FAQs” 📝 where do you start without film? 📝 can you apply for a sports agent job? 📝 where to find other sports jobs?
15:38
April 30, 2021
Episode 197: Shoutout to the NBPA
Quick shoutout to the NBPA! Today I talk about what the NBPA is and why they add tremendous value to players (and agents).
13:60
April 29, 2021
Episode 196: Your Chance to Roast Me
One of the worst things that can happen when building a business is people telling you that youre doing a good job 24/7. Don’t get me wrong, I love the support! But today I’m asking you to roast me! What have I done a bad job with? How can I improve?
06:11
April 28, 2021
Episode 195: Exactly What I'm Doing On April 27th
Back on the east coast in New Jersey! Here is exactly what I'm doing today as we wrap up April and head into May...
08:06
April 27, 2021
Episode 194: Head Coach of Blair Academy, Joe Mantegna
Today we get to hear from Blair Academy’s Boys Head Basketball Coach, Joe Mantegna! We talk about his decision to gravitate towards high school coaching versus college, his international experience, the upcoming AfroBasket games with the South Sudanese national team & more!
34:17
April 26, 2021
Episode 193: What I Do At Events
What do I do when I’m at events? What are my goals when I’m on the road? Well, each situation could be different. But here are 4 things that always remain constant...
08:30
April 25, 2021
Episode 192: Important Insight For Rookies
Today's episode is an in depth break down of Carlon Brown's latest video. There are many considerations that rookies need to keep in mind before officially starting their pro career. Here I break them down from an agent's perspective.
24:54
April 24, 2021
Episode 191: Meet Someone New Today!
One of my all time favorite things is meeting new people. You never know when you’ll meet someone that could change the trajectory of your life. What does that have to do with sports business? I’ll guess you’ll have to tune in 😎
14:42
April 23, 2021
Episode 190: Curation vs Creation
Should you be a creator or a curator? Tough question. 🤔 I believe you should be a combination of them. But successful businesses have come from both ways...
12:57
April 22, 2021
Episode 189: President of the TBL, David Magley
Today we hear from the President of the TBL, David Magley! The TBL is a showcase league that is designed to help players take a stepping stone in their basketball careers. There is currently more talent than ever before and the emphasis on player development stretches much further than just on the court!
40:13
April 21, 2021
Episode 188: The Transfer Portal
There are pros and cons to the transfer portal. Players have more leverage. Which I love. But is it too much? Here are a few thoughts.
13:07
April 20, 2021
Episode 187: Exactly What I’m Doing on April 19th
I tried to log off the phone and work all weekend. It was much needed, but now it’s time to get back in action. Here is exactly what I’m doing today.
05:54
April 19, 2021
Episode 186: Is Fear Real?
As Robin Sharma says, the fears we don’t face become our limits. Here’s a few ways I faced a fear of mine this weekend.
07:54
April 18, 2021
Episode 185: Athlete Marketing with Andrew Stallings
Andrew Stallings learned the ropes of event marketing & brand partnership at some of the top agencies in the world. Shortly after, he decided it was time to give athletes the opportunities they deserved. Enter Athelo Group!
41:27
April 17, 2021
Episode 184: Stop Skipping Steps
Please stop trying to skip steps. You will only hurt yourself! As they say, trust the process!
10:39
April 16, 2021
Episode 183: A Global Perspective with Coach German Srulovich
If you want to diversify your perspective of the game you should experience multiple levels and markets. Well, Coach German Srulovich has done exactly that! From Czech Republic to NCAA D1 to Israel to NBA to JUCO and everything in between... tune in today to get a global outlook of the game!
40:02
April 15, 2021
Episode 182: Micro vs. Macro
My personal formula for success is finding the balance between micro and macro thinking. In the short term I work hard. I work smart. And I hustle. But in the long term, I realize there is no finish line. I don't sweat the small stuff. I have that next play mentality!
10:38
April 14, 2021
Episode 181: The Pathway to Success with Kelly Oubre Sr.
Our next guest is a public speaker, a mentor, a business leader and of course a father! Today Kelly Oubre Sr. talks about: ☑️growing up in New Orleans ☑️overcoming Hurricane Katrina ☑️the recruiting process of Kelly Jr ☑️helping the next generation
55:07
April 13, 2021
Episode 180: Exactly What I'm Doing on April 12th
Almost half way towards 365 episodes! Seasons overseas are in the home stretch and recruiting is picking up. Here is exactly what I'm doing today. 
08:30
April 12, 2021
Episode 179: Are You Scrolling Too Much?
Spending too much time on social media lately? Me too. Here's what I've noticed and a few tricks to help stay more focused.
11:53
April 11, 2021
Episode 178: Special Jennings, Head Coach of Montverde Academy Girls Basketball
🎙Today we take a trip down to Florida to chop it up with the Head Coach of Montverde Academy Girls Basketball team, Special Jennings! Tune in to hear her journey from 4x Conference champ and NCAA tournament participant at Xavier University to overseas pro to college coach and to most recently running her own program at Montverde! 💪
31:03
April 10, 2021
Episode 177: Why Djimon Henson Will Be Successful
Another KTA Client Highlight! Today you’ll hear about Djimon Henson's career from college until today. I talk about the recruiting process before he joined KTA and then touch on why he will be successful not just on the court, but in life!
15:55
April 9, 2021
Episode 176: Former Euroleague Basketball COO, Ed Scott (part 2)
If you enjoyed part one with Ed Scott, you're in for a real treat today. In the beginning of part two, Ed cuts me off and begins bombarding me with interview questions. 😂... No wonder why this episode was almost two hours! Part Two Topics: ☑️ Ed’s attempt to roast Kevin Tarca ☑️ My 3pt & FT% @ Quinnipiac 🤦‍♂️ ☑️ Lack of Basketball Growth in the UK ☑️ Upcoming NCAA NIL changes ☑️ & more
45:30
April 8, 2021
Episode 175: Former Euroleague Basketball COO, Ed Scott (part 1)
Today we are lucky enough to dive deep into the brain of Ed Scott, former COO of Euroleague Basketball! Ed takes the trophy for longest podcast of the year, coming in at a whopping 1 hour & 38 mins! So buckle up... this is only part one! Part One Topics: ☑️ 30k foot view of EL business model ☑️ Reliance of shareholder contribution ☑️ Financial FairPlay & Sustainability ☑️ Club sponsorship best practices ☑️ FIBA vs Euroleague battles
56:40
April 7, 2021
Episode 174: Two Sides to Every Coin
There are two sides to every coin. Even though a coin flip has one of two results, I encourage you to have an open mind to many different possibilities! 🤯 🤔
14:31
April 6, 2021
Episode 173: Why Jacquil Taylor Will Be Successful
Another KTA Client Highlight! Today you’ll hear about Jacquil Taylor's career from college until today. And more specifically why he will be successful not just on the court, but in life.
18:39
April 5, 2021
Episode 172: Happy Easter!
Happy Easter my friends! Yes it's a holiday. Yes I recorded a podcast.
06:59
April 4, 2021
Episode 171: How to Get Your Agent License
Yesterday I discussed the differences between NBPA and FIBA Agents. Today I break down what you need to do to become officially certified.
14:29
April 3, 2021
Episode 170: Differences between NBPA & FIBA Agents
There are a few main differences between agents who are NBPA certified and FIBA certified. [full explanation in less than 10 minutes]
10:17
April 2, 2021
Episode 169: Exactly What I'm Doing on April 1st
Happy April! Back on the east coast and hoping I brought the warm weather back with me. Here is exactly what I'm working on today.
08:27
April 1, 2021
Episode 168: Fail Towards Mastery
Failing on your face is good. Sometimes that’s the only way to grow.
13:58
March 31, 2021
Episode 167: Why Anthony Green Will Be Successful!
Being a pro overseas is a different type of grind! Today you’ll hear about Anthony Green's career from college until today. And more specifically why he will be successful not just on the court, but in life.
16:03
March 30, 2021
Episode 166: Test Test Test
Honestly I wasn’t sure what to talk about today. Chatted a bit about what I’ve done and what I’ll do moving forward. Test and then adjust from there!
10:00
March 29, 2021
Episode 165: Three Things I’ve Noticed
Here are 3 things that have become very apparent since covid began about a year ago.
06:03
March 28, 2021
Episode 164: My Secret Weapon for Networking
There is a secret weapon for networking, and today I’m sharing it with you. It helped me connect with the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, and it can help you too.
14:36
March 27, 2021
Episode 163: Life is Like a Netflix Series
Have you ever watched a Netflix show and thought about turning it off? Maybe it’s slow at first or it’s not what you expect. This is like your life... if episode 1 doesn’t bring what you’re looking for... give it a chance. It will get better!
10:08
March 26, 2021
Episode 162: So You Wanna Be An Agent?
If you are an aspiring agent, this episode is for you. I created an online course and community for aspiring agents to get a jumpstart into the industry. If you think someone you know will benefit, please pass it along!
08:52
March 25, 2021
Episode 161: Exactly What I'm Doing on March 24th
Being on the road again is an amazing feeling. Here's what I've got going on today!
08:32
March 24, 2021
Episode 160: Should I Stay Or Should I Go?
The ultimate question for all college players this year... "should I stay or should I go?" I've already been asked by a handful of college players what they should do. Here were my top pieces of advices.
16:36
March 23, 2021
Episode 159: Three Things I'm Struggling With Today
It’s been a tough year for the agency business without a doubt! Here are 3 things I’m struggling with today and how I’m working to battle through them.
09:16
March 22, 2021
Episode 158: Revisiting Challenges
A common topic I like to discuss is the challenges to becoming a pro. I'm amazed to learn how many players think they can easily earn a contract overseas, even if they are the leading scorer in their league. Here is why it's difficult...
11:55
March 21, 2021
Episode 157: Behind the Scenes with Coach Tanner Massey
Today we go behind the scenes with Coach Tanner Massey! We talk about coaching differences between college and the pros, what his role was in the G-League, how he breaks down film with his players & more.
28:23
March 20, 2021
Episode 156: Who's In Your Ear?
Last week a listener asked me what is important in the process of getting to the next level. And what mistakes players make along that process. Here’s my response...
08:56
March 19, 2021
Episode 155: Pro Prospect Pathways
Today I talk about young prospects and their pathway to the pros. There is a new option in town for elite high school players -- Welcome, Overtime Elite!
15:33
March 18, 2021
Episode 154: The Change Is Here.
Yesterday I mentioned it. Today we dig deep. The signs of change were written on the wall. But today they are front and center. Two topics discussed today are NIL & the transfer portal.
15:15
March 17, 2021
Episode 153: Exactly What I'm Doing March 16th
Change is difficult. But it’s inevitable. I feel the subtle shifts of this industry changing. On the way to the airport again...
13:11
March 16, 2021
Episode 152: Skills That Translate into Being An Agent
There are many ways to succeed as an agent. But today I talk about some skills that are necessary to have no matter which path you take.
12:42
March 15, 2021
Episode 151: Improve Your Shot with NBA Shooting Coach, Dave Love
Today we’re joined by NBA Shooting Coach, Dave Love! Tune in to find out exactly what Coach Love does to improve shooting mechanics and help players of all levels achieve results.
23:08
March 14, 2021
Episode 150: What I've Learned In 5 Months of Podcasting
Today is the 150th day in a row that I’ve published a podcast episode. At this point, it’s a habit! Here are 5 takeaways so far.
13:03
March 13, 2021
Episode 149: Guillaume Vizade, Head Coach of Vichy Clermont (France)
Today we chat with French professional basketball Coach, Guillaume Vizade! You'll hear how many imports are allowed on the rosters & what types of players are successful in France 🇫🇷🏀
26:40
March 12, 2021
Episode 148: Euroleague Bylaws; Volume 3
Today's Euroleague discussion is all about the Competition (how the league is structured, who makes the playoffs, logistics of the Final Four, etc).
11:12
March 11, 2021
Episode 147: Six Ways To Prepare For The Next Level
It's March Madness!! We've got college basketball on the hour almost every hour! And teams all across the country are doing whatever they can to get to the next level. In today's episode I give you six ways to prepare for YOUR next level.
11:06
March 10, 2021
Episode 146: The Early Days of KTA
Today I go back to the early days of KTA and talk about some of the things I did to get the company started. More specifically I share some things that I spent way too much time on (hint: naming the company)!
12:05
March 9, 2021
Episode 145: Some Days I Feel Like an Imposter
Did you know there is a phenomenon in this world called "imposter syndrome?" It's a relatively new term to me, but it is definitely real! Some days I feel like a fraud, and today I tell you why.
17:00
March 8, 2021
Episode 144: The Importance of Your Audience
Building your audience is a byproduct of performance + consistency. Whether you are a professional athlete or a sports business professional, there is tremendous value in the people who pay attention to you!
14:23
March 7, 2021
Episode 143: Questions that Players Should Ask Agents During Interviews!
March Madness is one of the most exciting times of the year! It's also a time when players begin to meet with agents. Today I discuss a list of the most important questions that all players should ask agents during the recruiting process.
20:11
March 6, 2021
Episode 142: Agent & CEO of Worldwide Sports Management, Alvin Snow, Jr.
In today’s episode we are joined by Agent and CEO of Worldwide Sports Management, Alvin Snow, Jr! Alvin played professionally for 10 years and then took those experiences with him to the next stage in his career — giving back to the next generation of pros!
40:20
March 5, 2021
Episode 141: Why Are You Doing What You're Doing?
Today I revisit why I’m doing what I’m doing and give a quick recap on some of the topics we’ve discussed the past 141 days!
09:44
March 4, 2021
Episode 140: Exactly What I'm Doing on March 3rd, 2021
This is exactly what I have on deck for today, March 3rd. Gearing up for the next KTA recruiting class! Have a day!
13:31
March 3, 2021
Episode 139: Euroleague Bylaws; Volume Two
Topic: Financial Stability & Fair Play Regulations. We could talk for hours about this topic but I summarized this situation in about 12 minutes. You're welcome! 😁
15:14
March 2, 2021
Episode 138: Euroleague Bylaws; Volume One
Starting a new mini series all about the Euroleague! Volume one kicks off with a refresher on what the Euroleague is and then we jump into Club Licensing Rules. Enjoy!
13:17
March 1, 2021
Episode 137: Be Untraditional
Being traditional is easy. Being untraditional is hard. The world is changing my friends. If you don’t adapt and think outside the box, you will not get to where you want to be!
14:46
February 28, 2021
Episode 136: We Live In A Noisy World
There is a lot of noise in the world today, but don't let it knock you off track! Some noises are unnecessary distractions. But some noises are just sounds that you need to let go of.
11:37
February 27, 2021
Episode 135: You Can't Just Coach On Gamedays!
Coaching on game days is very different than coaching on off days. You have to tune out the noise!
10:30
February 26, 2021
Episode 134: We are All in the Sales Business
Whether you believe it or not, you are in the sales business!
10:14
February 25, 2021
Episode 133: FAQ Volume 4
Volume 4 of “Agent FAQs” 📝 where I find my information 📝 international vs domestic 📝 fav place I’ve watched a game
14:21
February 24, 2021
Episode 132: Don't Make These Amateur Mistakes
When you’re goin through the process of being recruited (to any level), here are things that you SHOULD NOT DO.
12:27
February 23, 2021
Episode 131: Sean Marshall, Co-Founder of Pro's Vision, Sean Marshall
Today we're joined by former pro and Co-Founder of Pro's Vision, Sean Marshall! Sean played professionally in some of the most respected leagues in the world, and now he has transitioned into giving back to the next generation.  At Pro's Vision they coach, mentor, advise & educate young players along their basketball journey.
30:44
February 22, 2021
Episode 130: The Math Doesn't Work
Think back to your high school math class when the teacher wrote a painstakingly long formula on the board. And you thought, “well that doesn’t make sense! It should be so much easier!” That’s the way I feel in regards to overseas contacts and agent commissions!
20:44
February 21, 2021
Episode 129: The Most Valuable Asset In the World
I used to think the most valuable asset in the world is time. But not anymore. There is one key ingredient missing from that statement!
07:49
February 20, 2021
Episode 128: The Link Between Sports and Business
There are endless similarities between elite athletes and top business leaders. Both of those roles need to tap into the same characteristics and tools in order to reach success!
17:13
February 19, 2021
Episode 127: Current Challenges in the Sports Representation World
I try to reflect on my strategy very often. I take inventory of what has worked, what has not worked, what I’ve learned from it and how to overcome future obstacles. Today I talk about some overarching challenges that I see in the sports agent world.
15:45
February 18, 2021
Episode 126: Exactly What I'm Doing on February 17th
Blessed to be back on the road! Tune in to hear where I am in the world and what's on deck for the next few weeks!
07:47
February 17, 2021
Episode 125: Marco Sodini, Head Coach of Orlandina Basket Capo D'Orlando
Today we chat with veteran Italian professional basketball Coach, Marco Sodini! You’ll learn about the differences between NCAA talent and Italian pro players. I also ask him about his unique press conference routine... 🖼 🗣
36:59
February 16, 2021
Episode 124: Cast Votes For Yourself
Creating a lofty goal is always the first step. But as soon as it's created, the process begins. Too many people get overwhelmed with "chasing the goal," instead of breaking it down into steps and enjoying the process.
15:32
February 15, 2021
Episode 123: Brijesh Patel, Director of Athletic Performance, Quinnipiac University
There is a big difference between athletic performance & sports performance. Today we are joined by the one and only Coach Brijesh Patel, Director of Athletic Performance at Quinnipiac University. ➡️ building a culture at QU ➡️ why accountability is necessary ➡️ what all athlete should focus on Tune in to find out what you need to do to become the best version of yourself on and off the court!
31:50
February 14, 2021
Episode 122: Everything You Need to Know About Exposure Camps
Today I discuss everything you need to know about basketball exposure camps. From the G-League Invitational to overseas tours to camps during NBA summer league and everything in between!
24:33
February 13, 2021
Episode 121: International Basketball Journalist, David Hein
Today I’m joined by basketball journalist @heinnews to talk about the world of international basketball! We discuss why Germany is one of the best markets to play in, the differences between youth development overseas & his recent book!
38:40
February 12, 2021
Episode 120: How to Get A Contract Overseas
How can you get a contract overseas? Well, the short answer is: be very good at basketball. The long answer: listen to this episode.
12:58
February 11, 2021
Episode 119: Eric Eaton, Head Coach of Saint Michael's College
Not only do you get to hear what types of players @Eric Eaton recruits to his program, you get to hear a few memories from our days at Quinnipiac! I also gave Coach Eaton a chance to tell a funny story about me at the end, you won’t want to miss it 😂
37:31
February 10, 2021
Episode 118: You Should Serve Breakfast All Day Long
Customer service can mean everything to the success or failure of your business. What does that have to do with serving scrambled eggs at night? Well, let me explain! 🍳
10:49
February 9, 2021
Episode 117: VaynerSports CEO, AJ Vaynerchuk
In 2016, AJ noticed something missing in the sports representation world. His solution? Enter VaynerSports! Today AJ and I talk about his leadership role with Vayner Media, his transition into being a certified agent, and the upcoming NCAA rule changes.
30:34
February 8, 2021
Episode 116: Fall In Love With Boredom
One of the biggest threats to success is boredom. And if you don’t fall in love with it and take control, it will be your downfall!
09:59
February 7, 2021
Episode 115: Maccabi Tel Aviv Director of Scouting & Player Development, Avi Even
Today you get to hear from one of the most respected scouts & player development coaches in the industry! Avi Even joins us to talk about the culture they they built at Maccabi Tel-Aviv, and what it takes to play in the Euroleague. You'll want to take the notepad out for this one!
27:51
February 6, 2021
Episode 114: Invest in Arrows Not Dots
Visualize this on a line chart 📈 The performance of anything at one point in time should not be the total sum of your thoughts. Take a step back and look at the aggregate trajectory. ps: today we hit 10,000 downloads!! 🙏❤️
13:28
February 5, 2021
Episode 113: Tony Vasaturo, Professional Basketball Coach & Teacher
Even though Tony Vasaturo lives in Southern Cal, he knows he's a northeast guy at heart 😎 Today Tony and I talk about his story from team manager to college coach to trainer & teacher. Listen up, class is in session!
23:02
February 4, 2021
Episode 112: Build it Before You Need It
Stop trying to grow plants before fertilizing the soil. One way to NOT build a genuine relationship is to come in hot asking for something. Here is a story about an email that backfired, and some suggestions for building your foundation.
09:17
February 3, 2021
Episode 111: The Pathway to Your Results with Derick Grant
When he was a kid, Derick Grant didn’t dream about the NBA. He just focused on his process and fell in love with the game. After a pro career with the Harlem Globetrotters, he now spends his time teaching others how to elevate to the best versions of themselves!
26:39
February 2, 2021
Episode 110: Career Paths in the World of Sports
We all have big league dreams. But for most, they are just that... dreams. If you're not trying to identify how to leverage your skill set & passion to open doors for after your playing days, you're wasting time! Today I talk about several career paths in the world of sports.
13:57
February 1, 2021
Episode 109: An Old Chinese Expression
"Sleeping in the same bed and dreaming different dreams" is an old Chinese expression. What does that mean? And what does it have to do with sports biz? You’ll have to listen in to find out 😜
10:31
January 31, 2021
Episode 108: Testing the NBA Waters
NBA front offices try to collect as much data as possible for their respective scouting databases. Allowing college underclassmen to “test the waters” opens the door for teams to get a competitive advantage. Here is an overview of that process...
16:00
January 30, 2021
Episode 107: Attorney & NBPA/FIBA Certified Agent, Darren Angell
So, do you need to go to law school to be an agent? 🤔 The best way to find out is to hear from an agent/lawyer directly! Today we’re joined by Darren Angell to hear his unique path from playing to coaching to law school and beyond!
38:47
January 29, 2021
Episode 106: Exactly What I'm Doing January 28th
Some days you'll get overseas deep dives or hear from experienced guests in the industry. But other days the curtain gets peeled back. Today, January 28, 2020, you get a front row seat in the life of Kevin Tarca.
09:57
January 28, 2021
Episode 105: Former Teammate and Current Pro, James Feldeine
Today we’re joined by a former teammate of mine, James Feldeine! Even after his successful college career at Quinnipiac University, James didn’t see himself as an NBA player. He just wanted to be true to himself & trust the process. It’s safe to say that mindset paid off!
35:26
January 27, 2021
Episode 104: I Want To Help; Here is My Email
If you know someone who is an aspiring pro, send this to them. I try to answer all emails, DMs & random messages I receive, but sometimes I can’t get to them all. I also share my email. I will respond to every single one, if you follow directions!
16:09
January 26, 2021
Episode 103: Nick Lagios Wears Many Hats For The Los Angeles Lakers
Nick Lagios studied Geography in college but always had a passion for the game of basketball. Less than 10 years later he found himself a member of the World Champion Los Angeles Lakers! Today Nick talks about his unique journey and gives some great advice to aspiring coaches.
27:10
January 25, 2021
Episode 102: How To Obtain Your Dream Job
Want to know how to GUARANTEE yourself your dream job?? Well, I'm sorry but I can't help you 😂... But if you want to hear some tips that can definitely put you on the right track, listen to today's episode.
11:20
January 24, 2021
Episode 101: Co-Founder & CEO of Opendorse, Blake Lawrence
If you're wondering how to leverage your brand image as an athlete, it's your lucky day! Today you get to hear from Opendorse Co-Founder, Blake Lawrence. In this episode you will hear everything you need to know about the upcoming NCAA changes regarding name, image and likeness; specifically how players and teams should be preparing themselves for success!
21:59
January 23, 2021
Episode 100: One Hundred Days in A Row!
Alright people, we have finally reached episode 100! That is 100 days straight, I’m pumped! Today I talked about some of the things I’ve learned, the most downloaded episodes and, as always, what is on the agenda for KTA!
12:06
January 22, 2021
Episode 99: Tell Me About Yourself
"So, tell me about yourself!" 📝 This is one of the most important questions in life. But it also happens to be one of the questions that people have no clue how to answer! 🤦‍♂️
13:12
January 21, 2021
Episode 98: Your Phone is a Hand Grenade!
A lot of your are carrying around a hand grenade every single day and you don't even know you are about to pull the pin out!
15:18
January 20, 2021
Episode 97: What Are You Bringing To The Party?
If you get invited to a party, you should NEVER show up empty handed. If you're wondering how this has anything to do with sports business, I guess you should give it a listen. 😎🎙
11:29
January 19, 2021
Episode 96: Why You Need To Prioritize Travel
There is quite honestly nothing that gets me more motivated to crush the day than traveling around the world meeting new people. Obviously it's a tough time to do that freely, but here are 3 reasons that you should prioritize travel as soon as it is safely possible!
14:48
January 18, 2021
Episode 95: It’s More Than Just Hoops with Chris Prescott
Today Chris Prescott tells his story. If you’re not using basketball to open up doors for the rest of your life, you’re not paying attention! We talk college recruitment, navigating Panama hoops and ImpaCT Training!
41:54
January 17, 2021
Episode 94: You Can't Beat Me.
I full heartedly and unapologetically believe in everything I’m doing as I plant seeds for success. And no matter what obstacles show up, you can’t beat me! I hope you can take away a bit of this mentality to attack your day with some swag!
13:44
January 16, 2021
Episode 93: Omer Yalcinkaya, Former GM of Galatasaray
Today we get to talk with former Galatasaray General Manager, Omer Yalcinkaya! The first time I met Omer was at a cafe in Istanbul during their Euroleague season in 2017. The fact that he took the time to have a coffee with me (an aspiring agent with no high level clients), tells you what kind of person he is! Tune in to hear about hoops in Turkey.
27:59
January 15, 2021
Episode 92: How Much Money Do Pro Basketball Players Make?
A topic you’ve all been waiting for! Today I break down how much money pro basketball players make. 💶💰💷 I briefly cover the NBA minimum and maximum and then dive into overseas budgets.
18:51
January 14, 2021
Episode 91: It's Just a Title
When you first meet someone, it’s impossible to know their story. You don’t know where they’ve been or where they’re headed on their journey of life. So here is a reminder on why you shouldn’t pass judgments based on the title on someone’s business card!
08:55
January 13, 2021
Episode 90: What To Do When You Are Stuck
We all get stuck at some point in life. I found myself in a funk a few weeks ago, and here are a few things that helped me battle through and get "unstuck."
10:47
January 12, 2021
Episode 89: Taxes for Professional Athletes
Doing your taxes is frustrating, but doing your taxes when you’re accumulating paystubs in different states and playing overseas is even more difficult! John Karaffa is the President of ProSport CPA and today you’ll want to bring your notepad!
22:52
January 11, 2021
Episode 88: The Opportunity Cost of Time
They say that time equals money... but does it really? In my humble opinion, definitely not! Today I broke down the difference between time and money, what opportunity cost means, and questions that you should ask yourself before making choices!
16:58
January 10, 2021
Episode 87: Exactly What I Did Yesterday
As always, trying to give you a front seat perspective of what happens behind the scenes!
11:20
January 9, 2021
Episode 86: Strasbourg Sports Director, Nicola Alberani
Today we hear from Strasbourg Sports Director, Nicola Alberani! Nicola shares some differences between France and Italy, the challenges he faced last summer and his passion for finance & economics!
24:53
January 8, 2021
Episode 85: Why Donovan Smith Will Be Successful
Being a professional basketball player overseas is a different type of grind! Today I'm telling you the story about Donovan Smith's career from college until today. And more specifically why he will be successful not just on the court, but in life.
13:04
January 7, 2021
Episode 84: Daniel Marks, Milwaukee Bucks Manager of Prospect Information
Today you get to hear from Daniel Marks, Manager of Prospect Information for the Milwaukee Bucks. Daniel talks about his journey from internship to assisting the GM on a day to day basis. My favorite part about Daniel is the impact that he’s making off the court. He is the Founder of Scouting and Scavenging, which had a massive positive impact on the community the past year. Go sign the pledge!
37:04
January 6, 2021
Episode 83: FAQ Volume 3
This is Volume 3 of “Agent FAQs” from the past several years! 📝 I discuss how I organize data to propose my clients to a team, how much public speaking is involved in the job, how I balance my involvement in a clients life off the court &more 👍
12:52
January 5, 2021
Episode 82: Recruiting Progress
We've talked about recruiting challenges before. But today I'm talking about the progress of recruiting. And giving you a time-lapse of how my recruiting has shifted and grown from the 2017-2018 season until today! 
16:47
January 4, 2021
Episode 81: My First Flight of The Year
Guys. Today I’m taking my first flight of the year 😀... I haven’t been on a plane in 329 days (who’s counting?) 2021, I’m coming for you!! ✈️
07:57
January 3, 2021
Episode 80: Owner of Power To Win Sports, James Blackburn
Today we have another unique story into the athlete management industry! James Blackburn started at the bottom floor of Power to Win Sports, and today he owns the business! We talked about getting a FIBA license, exposure camps and overseas tours!
31:22
January 2, 2021
Episode 79: What's In Store For 2021?
What's in store for the sports business world in 2021? (KTA, esports, college athletes monetizing NIL, sports betting, overseas market + more!)
12:30
January 1, 2021
Episode 78: End The Year With Some Questions!
Hindsight will soon be 2020 🤪😂 I think it's important that you end the year with some questions. Take a listen to hear some of the questions that I am asking myself before we flip the page of the calendar.
09:54
December 31, 2020
Episode 77: Princeton University Associate Head Coach, Brett MacConnell
Today we’re joined by Princeton Men’s Basketball Associate Head Coach, Brett MacConnell! 🐅 Coach MacConnell breaks down how different the recruiting approach is in the Ivy League, the types of players that succeed in the Princeton culture, and shares a story about his very first coaching job!
28:26
December 30, 2020
Episode 76: How Do You Monetize Relationships?
How do you monetize relationships? I wish I had the golden formula for you! But I don’t. Because it’s a challenging task in the sports business world. But here is how I am currently navigating this challenge:👇
13:19
December 29, 2020
Episode 75: President of Northeast Scouting Report, Kevin Daniels
Imagine taking live +/- or PER stats by hand? That’s exactly what Kevin Daniels did to add value when he was on staff at St. John’s University. Since then he has found his niche in statistical analysis and currently runs his own scouting service, Northeast Scouting Report!
15:43
December 28, 2020
Episode 74: Shift Your Perspective
Not all storms come to disrupt your life. Some come to clear your path! Shift your perspective today. 🤔 💭
10:50
December 27, 2020
Episode 73: Daniel Poneman’s Unique Path to NBA Agent
How many NBA agents do you know who have also produced an Emmy nominated documentary? 🤔 It’s been very cool watching Daniel Poneman transition from media guru/scout to established agent as he helps build Beyond Athlete Management!
28:04
December 26, 2020
Episode 72: What I'm Doing On Christmas
Merry Christmas! This one is short and sweet. This is what I will be doing today...
06:37
December 25, 2020
Episode 71: Newcastle Eagles Head Coach Ian Macleod
Coach Ian Macleod has been a part of the Newcastle Eagles club for two decades. It was no surprise that he was given the reigns to lead one of the most successful clubs in the UK!
20:20
December 24, 2020
Episode 70: The Power of Consistency
The power of consistency is WILDLY underrated and underutilized. 70 days in and we’ve reached 5,000 downloads from 57 different countries. Amazing. 🙏
09:39
December 23, 2020
Episode 69: From Tech Bubble to Sports Agent with BJ Bass
Some agents start their career in the sports industry and work their way up the ladder. BJ Bass’ story is different! BJ started his career in the tech bubble and worked his way over to representing athletes! It all started in Roslyn...
27:35
December 22, 2020
Episode 68: Dear College Basketball Players...
Dear Aspiring Pros: This episode will educate you on why I can’t help (most of) you. And it’s not because you are bad at basketball! There are levels to this game.
16:60
December 21, 2020
Episode 67: Europrobasket International Academy Founder, Brad Kanis
After his professional career, Brad Kanis started Europrobasket International Academy to provide an opportunity for players who might otherwise get overlooked. If you have any aspirations to play professionally overseas, you will find value in the insight that Brad offers!
22:39
December 20, 2020
Episode 66: International Cell Phone Tips & Communication
I’ve been to 34 countries so I may have a few tricks up my sleeve regarding international phone service and how to communicate 😎
11:50
December 19, 2020
Episode 65: Career Path of NBA Agent EJ Kusnyer
The very first pro contract that NBPA certified agent EJ Kusnyer negotiated was his own! Today EJ talks about the importance of educating yourself as a player, the challenges he overcame to build his reputation and the growth of Beyond Athlete Management.
36:35
December 18, 2020
Episode 64: FAQs Volume 2
This is Volume 2 of “Agent FAQs” from the past several years! 📝 I discuss which aspects I like and dislike about being an agent, how I organize meetings with teams, and a situation when a team disagreed with me about one of my clients.
13:34
December 17, 2020
Episode 63: Temple Women’s Basketball Asst Coach Sam Guastella
Quinnipiac University alum and former pro Sam Guastella has been quickly climbing the ranks in the coaching world. Tune in to learn about pro opportunities for women and also what a day in the life of an A-10 Assistant Coach is like!
23:07
December 16, 2020
Episode 62: What is a Letter of Clearance?
Before a player can play for any FIBA sanctioned team in a new country, a letter of clearance (LOC) must be obtained. If you’re unfamiliar with that term, give this episode a listen! 🎧
09:29
December 15, 2020
Episode 61: Changing The Way Players Develop w/ Joerik Michiels
Growing up Joerik always looked for ways to improve. The idea for Elite Athletes started from a garage, literally! Today’s episode is not just about basketball development. Joerik talks about some business challenges they faced early on!
22:46
December 14, 2020
Episode 60: How To Run Through A Wall
What do you do when obstacles get in your way? You can either turn around, or find a way to battle through them!
08:32
December 13, 2020
Episode 59: Xinjiang Flying Tigers Asst Coach Mark Amaral
The CBA is the 2nd highest paying league in the world, outside the NBA. If you want to learn more about the Chinese Basketball Association, tune in! Today Coach Mark Amaral tells us about import rules, style of play, youth development & more!
25:50
December 12, 2020
Episode 58: Bet On Yourself!
I’m not a gambling man; but if I’m going to bet on something, it’s going to be myself. 😤 🎲
11:02
December 11, 2020
Episode 57: Improving Your Game w/ Steve Dagostino
Steve went from an undersized & underrecruited HS player to a 2x All-American & European Pro. Even though he trains NBA players & coaches w/ USA Basketball, he will humbly tell you, “he’s just a coach.”
33:46
December 10, 2020
Episode 56: Work Smarter, Not Harder
We live in a results based society, not an effort based society! Hard work is important, no question about it. But it's only one piece of the puzzle. Here are 4 ways to help you work smarter, not harder.
10:18
December 9, 2020
Episode 55: Is Prep School The Right Path For You?
The landscape of youth basketball in the USA is changing drastically. The “prep school path” could potentially open doors for players, but it is definitely not for everyone! Today Cory Heitz talks a little bit more about the industry!
33:23
December 8, 2020
Episode 54: Find A Way
If you think you'er going to walk smoothly into the life of your dreams you are very mistaken. If your goals are important enough to you, then you’ll find a way to accomplish them, no matter what obstacles arrive.
06:41
December 7, 2020
Episode 53: Player Development & Sports Performance with Basi Prokofyev
During his pro career, Basi added something to his training that increased his scoring from 0.9ppg to 22ppg in just 3 months! 🧠🤯 Now he uses that to help pros and youth players in Russia take their game to the next level!
28:27
December 6, 2020
Episode 52: Nine Ways to Make a G-League Roster
Do you or someone you know hope to make a G-League roster this season? You’ll want to listen to this episode. Today I go through 9 different paths that you could take to get onto a G-League roster.
12:56
December 5, 2020
Episode 51: Exactly What I'm Going to Do Today
Ever wondered what I do on a daily basis? Well today’s your lucky day! 😝
10:10
December 4, 2020
Episode 50: Advanced Stats & Luxembourg Hoops w/ Pascal Meurs
When I told Pascal I was on my way to Luxembourg, he invited me for a coffee at his house and picked me up at the train station! What a guy. Today Coach Meurs explains how he uses his PhD in Mathematics to analyze the game and build his team strategy.
29:25
December 3, 2020
Episode 49: The Evolution of KTA
In 2017 I had two choices. Cry about not getting an opportunity at a bigger agency. Or start on my own and see where it goes. Choosing the latter was easy. But the challenges that came after that weren’t so friendly. Here is the evolution of KTA...
18:46
December 2, 2020
Episode 48: Wagner College Assistant, Bobby Jordan
Bobby Jordan has coaching experience on multiple D1 staffs and a few nationally ranked prep schools. Today we talk about the types of players he looks for at Wagner, the transfer market, and how the recruiting model might shift in the years to come.
31:37
December 1, 2020
Episode 47: A Decision I Made 2,041 Days Ago
There are many times during the past 6 years that I've questioned my sanity, just being honest with you. This episode is for the people who are SO close to chasing that dream, but haven't quite made the decision. Once you take that leap of faith, you'll find your wings on the way down!
12:33
November 30, 2020
Episode 46: It's Bigger Than Basketball with Tyler Hines
Today is a great day to put on your headphones and get free game! 🎧 Whether you are a young athlete, an aspiring pro or currently getting paid to play the game of basketball, there is a message in here for you! 📝
43:11
November 29, 2020
Episode 45: Two Way Contracts and Exhibit 10's
In today's CBA lesson, I break down what a "Two-Way" contract is and what an Exhibit 10 really means.
13:06
November 28, 2020
Episode 44: Coach Kyle Julius Joins From Taiwan
Head Coach of the Formosa Dreamers joins us today from Taiwan. Originally from Canada, Kyle Julius has played and coached at the highest levels around the world. Learn about the newly formed PLeague+ & how the style of play in Asian markets differs from Europe! ⬇️
37:47
November 27, 2020
Episode 43: Required Promo Activities for NBA Players
Did you ever wonder if NBA players could turn down media requests? What about when they are asked to be mic’d up during games? Well, those are covered in the contracts! Lucky for you, today you’ll get to eat your Turkey dinner with a side of a CBA lesson! 🦃 🏀
09:40
November 26, 2020
Episode 42: Overseas Hoops 101
I don't know everything about overseas hoops, but I do know a lot! I've been lucky enough to travel to 34 countries and immerse myself in various basketball cultures abroad. Today I break down international basketball from a 30,000 foot view.
18:29
November 25, 2020
Episode 41: HS & NCAA Recruiting with Delgreco Wilson
If Delgreco got the opportunity to intervene early enough in the recruiting process, he knew he could help open doors for players that otherwise would have stayed closed! We talked NCAA eligibility updates, off court non-negotiables, the future of the HS hoops scene and more!
38:31
November 24, 2020
Episode 40: Six Red Flags When I’m Recruiting
Here are six things that move players from my recruiting list onto my “stay away from” list. ⛔️❌🛑
10:40
November 23, 2020
Episode 39: Crunching The Numbers
You do not need to be a D1 scholarship player in order to be successful in life. If that is one of your goals, great! I’m rooting for you. And if you get there, congrats! But either way, you need to be aware of the numbers.
11:29
November 22, 2020
Episode 38: Good Chip or Bad Chip?
Something bad happened to you? No scholarship offers? You didn’t get the job you wanted? Got cut from the team? People overlooked you? Welcome to sports business. Wait, even better; welcome to life! So what are you going to do about it?
09:16
November 21, 2020
Episode 37: Strength & Conditioning Secrets from Roberto Iezzi
The strength & conditioning world is much more than just lifting weights! Roberto gives some insight on how he structures workouts for Hapoel Jerusalem and what players at every level should be focusing on from a performance perspective 💪
20:21
November 20, 2020
Episode 36: “What’s in it for me?”
A common challenge when networking is how to genuinely connect with someone. How can you add value to a relationship? I learned the answer to this question when I knocked on the GM’s door in an arena in Macedonia 🇲🇰
08:53
November 19, 2020
Episode 35: The 2020 NBA Draft
The day I started KTA in 2017 I set a goal for three years down the road. I wanted to be sitting in the green room with one of my clients during the 2020 NBA Draft. Crazy? Of course. Well today is that day. And I have a lot to improve on!
09:10
November 18, 2020
Episode 34: From Pro to Coach Conti, Real Quick!
In the spring of 2018 Evan was playing professionally in Israel. Within 12 months he became one of college basketball’s youngest Head Coaches in the entire country! 🤯
32:13
November 17, 2020
Episode 33: How do Agents Make Money?
There are a few potential revenue streams for agents. In today’s episode I walk you through the percentages that agents can charge from player contracts (both in the NBA and overseas).
07:51
November 16, 2020
Episode 32: How to Create a Basketball Resume
Contrary to popular belief, putting a slow motion video with a Lil Yachty soundtrack into your highlight tape does not mean you will get a college scholarship (all due respect to Miles)! Today I walk you through how to put together your basketball resume.
12:09
November 15, 2020
Episode 31: Transformational Coaching with Alex Sarama
Have you ever done dribbling drills with cones? What about the 3-man weave? Well you might rethink that after listening to this episode! Alex has coached some of the top young talent from all over the world and his transformational coaching strategy is next level!
32:28
November 14, 2020
Episode 30: Five Principles for Success in the Business of Sports
I stayed up past my bedtime last night to play Yahtzee with the fam. And it was COMPLETELY worth it. Because I won! 😎 Oh yea... I guess I'm also excited to share with you a few principles for success in this competitive world of sports business!
11:40
November 13, 2020
Episode 29: Scouting Around the World with Sam Meyerkopf
Ever wondered what a pro scout does? Sam walks us through some of the things that he looks for when analyzing college players & which skills translate to the next level. 🔐 bonus: a few entry level international leagues he keeps an eye on!
21:29
November 12, 2020
Episode 28: The Tale of Two Halves
Did you know that people who are slightly behind in a competition are statistically more likely to win than expected? Think about that one. Are you down at halftime in your own life? 🤔
10:45
November 11, 2020
Episode 27: The Walk-On Life
Want to know how many career points I scored at Quinnipiac University? [that was a rhetorical question] Of course you do! You can either ‘google it’ or listen to today’s episode 😉
12:30
November 10, 2020
Episode 26: Coaching Unmasked w/ NBA Scout Lamar Barrett
If there is ever a time that college coaches do NOT want their players to call, it’s in the middle of the night when a recruit is on campus! Lamar will never forget when his phone rang at 3am. “Uh Coach, we can’t find the recruit.”
39:58
November 9, 2020
Episode 25: The Complete Overview of International Basketball
Being a pro overseas is not what you think it is. Consider this your 30,000 foot view of how international basketball leagues are set up! 🗺 🏀
13:19
November 8, 2020
Episode 24: What Agents & Scouts Are Looking For
Want to increase your chances of being recruited at any level? Here are some characteristics I look for when recruiting (including some red flags that make me stay away)!
16:12
November 7, 2020
Episode 23: Coach Tyler Gatlin’s Pathway to South Korea
Bring out the notepad people! Tyler breaks down his coaching journey from his start in the ABA to various roles in the G-League and how he landed in South Korea! 🇰🇷
48:21
November 6, 2020
Episode 22: Make Something Happen Every Single Day!
Are you an aspiring pro? Want to be an agent? Hoping to land a coaching job? I have one question - what have you done today to bring yourself closer toward your goal? 🤔
09:47
November 5, 2020
Episode 21: Around the Globe with Sports Agent Teddy Archer
Live from Brazil! Teddy shares a mistake that most pros make before their rookie season, his daily routine when he’s traveling and a few tips for aspiring pros!
26:50
November 4, 2020
Episode 20: What's Your Motive?
Have you asked yourself what your motive is? I’m talking about actually standing in front of your mirror, and asking yourself why you do what you do? 🤔
11:30
November 3, 2020
Episode 19: Inside the Mind of Former Pro CJ Rivers
Today we get to venture inside the mind of my very first KTA client! CJ and I talk about the process of getting recruited, some challenges he had to overcome during his rookie season in Australia, and the unexpected phone call that changed the path of his career!
20:18
November 2, 2020
Episode 18: FAQs Volume 1
If you have a question about the sports agency world, I’ve most likely been asked before! This series will be a continuous thread of FAQs from the past several years! 📕📚
14:53
November 1, 2020
Episode 17: The Iceberg Perspective
Icebergs look pretty dope from above sea level. But have you ever thought about the view from underwater? 🤔🤷‍♂️
08:07
October 31, 2020
Episode 16: Elite Mental Performance with Jake Rauchbach
Want to know how to level-up your game without even touching a basketball? Want to learn one simple trick that can instantly bring you into an elite & optimized mental state? Click play to find out.
20:25
October 30, 2020
Episode 15: Waiting for a Job? Here's What To Do.
We all know 2020 has been tough. Whether you are a pro athlete waiting for a contract or a recent graduate looking for employment, here are some things you should be doing!
11:28
October 29, 2020
Episode 14: Ear Plugs & The Serbian Secret Service!
Next time I visit Belgrade I think I’ll listen to the advice the waiter gave me!
14:07
October 28, 2020
Episode 13: Advice from International Scout Marco DeBenedetto 🇮🇹
Ciao from Italia! Today international scout @mDeBenedetto shares some secrets about his career path and recommends a few events that you MUST attend.
18:01
October 27, 2020
Episode 12: Bootstrapping Your Way to Success
There’s an old saying that goes, “pull yourself up by the bootstraps and figure out a way!" That's a mantra I live by. And in today's episode I remind listeners that everyone currently has all the tools and resources they need for success. You just need to make the decision!
12:13
October 26, 2020
Episode 11: How to Find an Agent!
If you're trying to find an agent, you should listen to this episode. I break down exactly what you should do. And more importantly, exactly what you SHOULD NOT do.
13:45
October 25, 2020
Episode 10: Five Ways to Get Your Foot In The Door
If you’re trying to get your foot in the door by simply applying to jobs online, please listen to this episode 5 times in a row. 🤷‍♂️
09:53
October 24, 2020
Episode 9: Sports Agency Business Models
Have you ever wondered what the differences are between small boutique firms and large agencies? If so, you’re in luck! Today I break down some differences into 3 main categories!
16:51
October 23, 2020
Episode 8: Do Language Barriers Exist Overseas?
Have you ever ordered food from someone who doesn’t understand English? It’s not fun! Three things you will hear if you listen to today's episode: (1) me speaking Spanish 🇪🇸 (2) an iced coffee surprise ☕️ and (3) "the phone guy" from Serbia 📲
13:00
October 22, 2020
Episode 7: How To Achieve Success
What would it take for you to consider yourself successful? Have you defined "success" in your own words before? Give this episode a listen, you might think about success differently today.
12:04
October 21, 2020
Episode 6: Which Way is the RIGHT Way?
We all come to points in our lives when we are unsure of which way to to go. Stop over-analyzing the potential consequences of your decision. Take action. It's the only way to learn!
10:10
October 20, 2020
Episode 5: Recruiting Challenges
There are many challenges on the recruiting trail. This episode I go over a few common recruiting strategies and how I personally overcame a few of the challenges. I may or may not be FIRED up towards the end 😤
19:31
October 19, 2020
Episode 4: The Secret to Building Relationships
Has someone ever told you that your network is key to your success? Of course they have! Today I give you three secrets to building genuine relationships.
10:44
October 18, 2020
Episode 3: What do Agents Do?
If you ask 20 agents you’ll get 20 different responses. But personally, I believe in one main secret that helps me dominate any obstacle that comes up.
13:12
October 17, 2020
Episode 2: Comparison is the Thief of All Joy
Today I'm going to share with you one thing that you need to stay FAR away from...
11:30
October 16, 2020
Episode 1: Let’s Get Started!
Welcome to episode #1 out of 365! I will be releasing an episode every single day for one year! The lead-off includes a bit of background on this project, overcoming my very first challenge and a brief story on where it all began! 🙌
10:51
October 15, 2020
Sports Business Secrets
Join me as I peel back the curtain of what really happens in the sports industry!
00:33
October 14, 2020