Professional Basketball Representation

Adam Adubato,
 SVP Basketball Operations, Morgan Sports Group


This course will provide a detailed overview of the process of becoming an NBPA Certified Agent and an NCAA Certified Agent.

The course will thoroughly analyze the entire basketball representation process – NCAA eligibility, the NBA Draft, NBA Contracts, the NBA G League, International Basketball Agreements, Marketing Agreements, and Name, Image, and Likeness.

This course also will explore the provisions of different types of basketball contracts within the different professional and amateur basketball leagues available.

Who Should Enroll?

This course will help any business professional who wants to represent basketball athletes or wants to get a better understanding of the sports agency business.  The course will also help any business professional who wants to advise athletes on their professional contracts.

Those interested in a deeper understanding of the Collective Bargaining Agreements, NBA Contracts, professional basketball leagues around the world, NCAA eligibility, and Name, Image, and Likeness should also enroll in the course.

What You Will Learn:

Learners will understand the process of becoming an NBPA and an NCAA Certified Agent. Learners will review the rules and regulations that govern player agents and the NBA player’s contracts. Learners will gain knowledge of other basketball leagues and how contracts affect these players. Learners will explore the history of player eligibility in the NCAA and the repercussions of rule changes.

Here are the topics we’ll cover:

Module 1: Becoming an NBPA Certified Agent & NBPA Regulations Governing Player Agents

Module 2: NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement – NBA Salary Cap

Module 3: NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement – Contract Negotiation

Module 4: NCAA Agent Certification & the Process of Testing the Waters while Maintaining Eligibility

Module 5: Alternative Avenues for a Professional Basketball Career – NBA G League & International Basketball

Module 6: The Current Status of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) for HS & College Basketball Players

Available Credits:



  • Can I use this information for legal advice?

    This course is not meant to be construed as legal advice. The information learned may serve as a basis to guide you in the correct direction. However, Stoops Colab cannot be responsible for counsel within the context of this course.

  • What is my projected weekly time commitment?

    You can expect to spend 6-10 hours per week reviewing course content, engaging in interactive videos, and discussion board conversations. You will also have one live check-in with the instructor during the course.

  • Are there any textbooks or required course materials?

    No, there is not! Downloadable forms, transcripts, and other useful resources will be made available to all learners.

  • How will this course be graded?

    This is a pass/fail course. You must score 75% to complete the course.

  • In this completely virtual course, how will I interact with others?

    This innovative learning format allows hardworking professionals to conveniently meet, collaborate, and network with other business professionals. Discussion boards allow for engaging conversations as well as the check-ins with the instructor.
    We also encourage you to join the Stoops Colab Community to further engage with learners, instructors, and the community. For more information, click here.

  • Which certification does this course fall under?

    This is the first of five courses required in the Certification in Privacy Law and Policy though there are no prerequisites to taking this course.

Meet Your Instructor

Adam Adubato

SVP Basketball Operations, Morgan Sports Group

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