Basketball agents have evolved. That’s because the nature of the business side of basketball has changed quite a lot in the last decades. The social media revolution is an example. Do basketball players still need agents in an era where everybody can connect with everybody else? An era where players can visit basketball job market websites like this to make direct connections in a more efficient and structured way?
Basketball agents have additional value
The answer is yes; Basketball agents still have value. It starts with experience. To agents, a professional basketball team is not just a name.They often know the individuals connected to that team, the philosophy of the coach and which playing style he prefers, and which types of players fit into that system.
Basketball agents know if a team has a good track record when it comes to respecting contracts and payment schedules. They also know how contracts should be put together and, if they are FIBA certified agents, they can get the “Basketball Arbitration Tribunal” involved in solving contractual disputes. In other words, agents are experts in the business as well as important advisors, confidants, and career planners.
Return of investment
Bear in mind, however, that basketball agents also need to make a living. They are looking for a positive return on investment, just like players. Agents take a risk on every player they represent. Why? Because basketball agents operate on commission. They only get paid if they find their player a job. In addition, that agent fee must be high enough to justify the time and money invested in promoting the player.
Therefore, players with limited experience and a weak basketball resume are too costly to promote. In that case, the agent may not be able to justify taking that player on as a client.
In cases where agents are reluctant to represent a player, that player can consider representing himself. The player can invest his own time and money in promoting himself to try and find a job. This website provides a good opportunity to do just that.
For those players who would rather be represented and assisted by a certified FIBA basketball agent, we offer that possibility too. To find out more, please register on our website via the button below.