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Basketball 101 At The 2018 Professional Basketball Combine

Basketball Insiders is excited to be a part of the 2018 Professional Basketball Combine’s first ever Basketball 101 program, led by Basketball Insiders’ publisher Steve Kyler. The program is an in-depth experience into the world of professional basketball.

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Basketball Insiders is excited to be a part of the 2018 Professional Basketball Combine’s first ever Basketball 101 program, led by Basketball Insiders’ publisher Steve Kyler.

What Is It?

The Basketball 101 program that’s part of the Professional Basketball Combine is a multi-day program that starts on May 20th and runs through May 23rd. It is one-part classroom experience and one-part in-the-gym experience.

The idea is to bring in people who are working professionally in basketball to one place to help attendees understand the jobs and the paths people working in the business have taken.

During the classroom sessions, attendees will hear from people working in the Media, the agent world and for NBA teams both as scouts and executives. These will be panel-format discussions where experts share their story, answer questions and help attendees understand how to begin their journey towards a job in basketball.

The classroom session is designed to be small and allow attendees to not only hear from professionals but have a chance to meet and network with them.

The classroom session will also feature a look at the NBA Salary cap system with some of the brightest salary cap minds in the business.

The classroom session will also feature a resume review and professional coaching on how to get noticed in the interview process.

The on-court sessions will give attendees access to the actual Combine workouts, meetings and coaching sessions to experience how it all works.

There will be opportunities for player interviews for those interested in the media track, chances to meet and talk with the coaches running the workouts for those interested in the coaching track, and exercises for those interested in the scouting and executive track.

Who Attends The Professional Basketball Combine

The Professional Basketball Combine or PBC is a secondary NBA draft combine for NBA draft-eligible players designed to give them an opportunity to showcase their talents in hopes of being selected to play professional basketball. Each player who attends the PBC has the opportunity to participate in combine testing, compete in private workouts and scrimmages, and interview for NBA executives, G-League personnel and overseas opportunities.

Many of the players who attend the PBC are right on the fringe of making the NBA Combine. With more and more college level players opting to “test the waters” more and more draft level players get left out of that process making the PBC an even better opportunity.

The PBC invites NBA teams to IMG to see players work out in a similar format as the NBA’s event and gives players a chance for exposure to scouts and executives.

The final list of players is fluid, as players that get invited to the NBA event typically do not attend. Once the NBA sets their roster, then the PBC finalizes their roster.

The PBC is in its second year, after featuring 16 NBA teams and 23 draft prospects last year. Many of the inaugural PBC alums went on to play NBA Summer League, be on NBA training camp rosters and signed two-way contracts with NBA teams. The inaugural PBC roster featured G-League Rookie of the Year and Chicago Bulls two-way player Antonio Blakeney.

The final roster for this year’s event will get set after the NBA invites for Chicago go out but will feature 24 draft-eligible players.

Who Is It Geared Towards

The program is designed for people wanting to explore working in basketball. This is an in-depth experience designed to help attendees understand what’s real in basketball and how to begin their journey as well as network with real people.

The Basketball 101 program is not a fan experience event, it is a professional development experience designed for people wanting to learn more about the business of basketball.

How Much Does it Cost?

The program is at the IMG Academy campus in Bradenton Florida. Attendees will have to cover their own transportation to and from IMG at their own expense.

The program has two price points:

The Basics – this includes access to all of the program components, including the social experiences such as the 101 pick-up basketball game. The cost for the Basics package is $495 USD.

The Experience – includes access to all of the program components, plus lodging and meals on-campus at IMG. The Experience package has attendees within walking distance to everything happening during the program and costs $995 USD.

All fees are payable in advance and non-refundable. The last day to register is May 15th.

What if I Don’t Want To Work In Basketball

While the program is built for people looking to understand working in basketball, it doesn’t mean people wanting to understand basketball more thoroughly cannot attend. There is a screening process all attendees go through to make sure the program is right for them, and more importantly, they are right for the program.

This is a limited space event, and not all interested attendees will get the chance to take part.

What Do I Do Next?

If this program sounds interesting to you, please drop an e-mail to pbcclass2018@gmail.com

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Looking For A Few Great Voices!

From time to time we have open chairs at Basketball Insiders for writers looking to gain experience, grow their brand and to be part of an aggressive up-tempo content team.

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Looking For A Few Great Voices!

From time to time we have open chairs at Basketball Insiders for writers looking to gain experience, grow their brand and to be part of an aggressive up-tempo content team.

We are considering adding up to three new voices in 2018, and what we are looking for is very specific.

Here are the criteria:
– A body of professional work that reflects an understanding of the NBA and basketball.
– Must live within 30 minutes of an NBA team other than in New York & LA; we are full in those markets.
– Must be willing to write two to three times per week on various topics as assigned.
– Must write in AP style and meet assigned deadlines.
– Be willing to appear in Podcasts and Video projects as needed and scheduled.
– Have a strong understanding of social media and its role in audience development.
– Be willing to work in a demanding virtual team environment.

Some things to know and consider:
– We are not hiring full-time people. If you are seeking a full-time gig, this is not that.
– This will be a low or non-compensation role initially. We need to understand your value and fit.
– We have a long track record of creating opportunities for those that excel in our program.
– This will be a lengthy interview and evaluation process. We take this very seriously, so should you.
– If you are not committed to being great, this is not the right situation for you.

If you are interested, please follow these specific instructions, Drop us an e-mail with:

Your Name:

The NBA Market You Live Near:

And Why We Should Consider You:

We do not need your resume, but a few links to work you have done under the above information would be helpful. E-mail that to openings2018@basketballinsiders.com

 

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Basketball Insiders’ Intern Program 2017-2018

Basketball Insiders is looking for a few interns for the 2017-2018 season. Interested? Click for details.

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We are looking for a few good people…

Insider Sports’ Intern Program is a hands-on opportunity for enrolled college students to build their work experience and learn the behind-the-scenes operations of a professional news publication.

All positions are virtual in nature but will require applicants to attend select meetings, attend games as assigned and work closely with a senior member of our team.

Interns will assist in transcribing interviews, preparing written reports, conducting interviews and assisting in the general preparation of news and editorial materials.

Scheduling is flexible, but most projects will require a fast turnaround in a post-game environment, meaning late nights and weekends.

To qualify for the Insiders Sports’ Intern Program, applicants must be enrolled in a college or university and be in their sophomore or junior year.

All applicants must be in good academic standing and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

To qualify, applicants must live within 20 minutes of an NBA team, have reliable internet connectivity and possess a personal laptop or desktop computer. An advanced knowledge of the NBA and its teams is a plus.

This is a non-compensated role.

If you are interested in being considered, please submit an e-mail to interns2017@basketballinsiders.com with the following information:

Your Name:

The NBA Market Closest To You:

A Brief Paragraph On Why We Should Choose You:

Please format the e-mail exactly as stated. This position requires an ability to follow very detailed instructions, so please illustrate that in your submission.

The submission window for this opportunity will close on September 29, 2017

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ELEV|8 Sports Institute – 2015 NBA Draft Pro Day

As the majority of NBA decision-makers descend on Italy for the adidas Euro-Camp, ELEV|8 Sports Institute is playing host to a pro day on June 5 that includes a number of NBA draft prospects.

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As the majority of NBA decision-makers descend on Italy for the adidas Euro-Camp, ELEV|8 Sports Institute is playing host to a pro day on June 5 that includes a number of NBA draft prospects.

ELEV|8 is one of the premier player development destinations, led by Ganon Baker and Cody Toppert (also a contributing analyst for Basketball Insiders) along with a tremendous staff of coaches. The list of players includes Terry Rozier (projected to mid-to-late first round), and Mike Qualls, who almost assuredly will be selected in the 2015 NBA Draft, as well as a number of outstanding unheralded prospects such as Seth Tuttle and Royce O’Neale among others. It’s possible the pro day will include this year’s Tyler Johnson, who also trains at ELEV|8 and did his draft prep there as well.

The format of the event will include drill work followed by controlled competition and shooting. The workout will take place at American Heritage School (6200 Linton Blvd, Delray Beach, FL, 33484) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Groups will spend 45 minutes on the floor and have the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities to adjust under pressure in a series of highly dynamic drills and compete in three-on-three followed by shooting drills after they are fatigued.

The list of participating players includes:

Terry Rozier
Mike Qualls
Royce O’Neale
Seth Tuttle
Wayne Blackshear
Aaron Thomas
Jamal Jones
Julian Washburn
Matt Carlino
Dustin Hogue
Drew Smith
Chris Jones
Tyler Strange
Rodney Cooper
Dennis Mavin
Brett Olson
Jelani Hewitt
TJ Sapp
Anthony Hickey
Brett Comer
Will Artino
Gerald Beverly
Ty Greene
Kevin Dillard

For more details, check out E8Hoops.com or contact Cody Toppert at cody@elev8si.com or on Twitter @Topp33.

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