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2012 NBA Summer League Basketball Career Conference

What: 2012 NBA Summer League Basketball Career Conference

When: July 20-21, 2012

Where: Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus

This is an opportunity to network and gain valuable insight into a variety of sports business careers from those working at the highest level in basketball. This event will offer unique panel discussions, as well as question & answer periods designed to advance the knowledge of every participant. This sports business conference includes diverse panels including marketing, management, athlete representation, scouting, player personnel, media and broadcasting, and sports career strategies.

The NBA Summer League is in Las Vegas, Nevada every July. The Summer League is a pro basketball league run by the NBA just following the NBA Draft. Teams consist of players who have been in the NBA for 3 years or fewer as well as newly drafted talent. It gives Rookies a chance to practice against other players that are new to the NBA. Games are held throughout the ten days at Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the UNLV Campus.

Attendees currently employed by a team or registered NBAPA agents are invited at a discount due to the fact they might want to skip some panels.

Summer League tickets will be included in your conference fee for all games on Saturday. An all day pass includes games in both the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavillion.

Cost: $100-$250 and includes an optional Friday night welcome reception, Saturday networking lunch, Saturday pass to all NBA Summer League games, official name badge, attendee packet, and all conference sessions. College credit for both graduate and undergraduates is available.

For more information on the 2012 2012 NBA Summer League Basketball Career Conference visit Sports Management Worldwide.  Questions contact [email protected] or 1-877-SMWW-Now (503-445-7105).

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.