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Frank has been a certified National Basketball Association Player Agent since 1982. Frank’s respect amongst NBA executives is unprecedented. His knowledge, integrity and unique approach have earned him tremendous respect in the basketball community. He has represented over forty past and present NBA players, including David Wesley, Howard Eisley, Dana Barros, Adrian Griffin, Manute Bol, Sam Mitchell, and Sidney Lowe. Frank has been requested by the National Basketball Players Association to participate in several NBA labor agreement negotiations. During his career, Frank has effectively represented over 300 overseas and minor league players, assisting them in their development with job opportunities and sincere advice. Frank is a graduate of Boston College and Case-Western Reserve Law School.
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Pro Partner Promise
At Pro Partner Sports, we use our 50+ years of experience in the industry to help each player design a career track that is realistic, goal-oriented, and tailored specifically to his needs. Each player is uniquely situated in the basketball world depending on a number of factors including position, citizenship, professional experience, collegiate performance, etc. It is critical that every client is given the personalized care necessary to develop a relationship of understanding and trust. We have connections in every league in the world, from the NBA to Europe and South America to Asia, and use this extensive network to identify the best possible opportunities.
An agent’s role should be to communicate sincere advice and help educate the client on what options will facilitate personal development. We will help you to understand how the professional basketball industry works, provide honest feedback (positive or negative), and offer specific instructions on how to maximize your value as a basketball player. An agent-client relationship is really a partnership, hence our name. If you can’t trust that your agent has your best interest in mind, who can you really trust? We pledge to help each client fulfill his potential with commitment and reliability. Come be a partner on our team!
Pro Partner Sports Management is certified by both the NBA Players Association and FIBA and brings a wealth of NBA and international experience to the bargaining table. Of course, it is the goal of every professional basketball player to prosper financially by playing this game. Negotiation can be complex — it requires experience and a comprehensive understanding of market values, both past and present. Consistent with the Pro Partner Promise, our agents will communicate openly with clients about financial objectives at all stages of the negotiation process. Each contract is negotiated to be as lucrative as possible and continue the player’s career development.
Marketing and Endorsements
Marketing and endorsement opportunities may be available to our NBA clientele or high-level international players. Pro Partner will focus on identifying situations that will allow the client to increase his value through public appearances, shoe and apparel deals, trading cards, or any other medium that becomes available. We are constantly exploring new ideas to improve the marketability of an individual through technology. The way we communicate in this world is changing everyday and we are on the cutting edge.
Draft Preparation and Training
Pro Partner Sports Management is aligned with some of the top trainers across the country that will allow NBA Draft candidates to prepare themselves for the workout circuit with regular or extended programs. We collaborate with these experienced professionals to give the player a detailed plan that focuses on specific areas of need.
Most importantly, our agency has one of the best reputations among NBA executives for integrity and dependability. As a result, we are privy to invaluable insight that allows our clients to get in the minds of the decision-makers and make the necessary adjustments. Our players are prepared to meet the challenges that lie ahead because they are informed at each step along the way. At any level of our organization, we try to provide our clients with every possible tool to help them successfully reach their goals.