We have stressed this point many times on SportsAgentBlog.com – Don’t limit yourself to only pursuing a career in sports agency; there are not many good jobs out there in the profession, and there are a ridiculous number of people willing to do almost anything to break in. That said, don’t lose your dream of becoming a sports agent just because the barrier of entry is high. The best advice is to treat your career path like a stock portfolio. Become diverse and offer more than just knowledge of the sports agent industry. One way of expanding your horizons is by going to law school.
Who knows, you might just end up being an NBA General Manager or some other high-level executive within an NBA franchise. You no longer have to be a former player, scout, or coach to get the high-level NBA job that many people dream of having.
Guys like Rich Cho, Lon Babby, David Kahn, and Jason Levien have changed the game in the NBA executive ranks, and I think the trend of hiring people with legal experience will continue. And then there is the stat wiz, Daryl Morey, who does not have a legal background, but did graduate from M.I.T. (which has to count for something, right!). In the future, will we see names like Joel Segal (Hofstra Law School), Tom Condon (Baltimore Law School), Ben Dogra (St. Louis University School of Law), Scott Boras (McGeorge School of Law), David Falk (George Washington University Law School), Arn Tellem (University of Michigan Law School), and Dan Fegan (Yale Law School) enter the mix of candidates for team executive position openings?