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SMWW 2015 Basketball Career Conference

The SMWW Basketball Career Conference will take place July 17-18
The SMWW Basketball Career Conference will take place July 17-18 in Las Vegas, Nevada

What: SMWW 2015 Basketball Career Conference at the Vegas Summer League Games

When: July 17-18, 2015

Where: Las Vegas, Nevada


This conference is ideal to anyone interested in working or currently working in professional sports, but particularly professional basketball. One of the advantages of this conference is the ability to network within the industry with front office staff from professional teams and fellow basketball minded individuals. Some work for a team, others are looking to break into the industry. Following their presentations, most speakers chat one on one with attendees.


Friday, July 17th

Hofbrauhaus; 4510 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

7:30pm – 9:30pm: Welcome Reception at the HofbrauhausBiergarten (all ages welcome)

Saturday, July 18th

UNLV Student Union; 4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154

8:30am: Behind the scenes with the Denver Nuggets

Herb Livsey, Denver Nuggets Scout & Ben Tenzer, Denver Nuggets Director of Basketball Operations

9:30am: Advice from Top NBA Player Agents

Bill Neff – NBA Agent & Joel Corry former NBA Agent – SMWW Faculty

10:30am: How to avoid personal financial “fouls” by helping players plan for their future

Erica Coogan, Principal, Moss-Adams Wealth Advisors

11:00am: How to break in and move up in Sports Media

Amin Elhassan ESPN Insider

12 noon LUNCH (provided with registration)

1:00pm: Career Strategies from the GM

Gar Forman, Chicago Bulls GM

2:00pm: NCAA Jobs 101

Kreigh Warkentien, UNLV Asst AD

2:30pm: Analytics is growing fast!

Dean Oliver, Sacramento Kings Director of Player Personnel and Analytics

3:15pm: Advice from a legend in the industry

Larry Riley, former Golden State Warriors GM and Splash Brothers Recruiter

4:00pm: Develop your career in the NBA-D League:

Martin Knezevic Head Coach of Tijuana Zonkeys (FIBA) & San Diego Surf (ABA) | Regional Scout for NBA & NBA D-League & Tyler Gatlin, Coach, Texas Legends, NBA D-League

5:00pm: Head over to watch the Summer League games at Thomas and Mack Center and the Cox Pavilion.

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