Articles matching tag: Agents

  1. Column: Becoming an NBA Agent Now More Difficult and ExpensiveMarch 3, 2016

    Becoming an NBA agent just got more difficult, and more expensive. Anyone who represents an NBA player must register with the union that represents the players, the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA). During the NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto player agents approved a number of changes to the agent certification process that had been under discussion since last summer. The new NBPA rules haven’t been widely disseminated but the union provided summaries to current agents. Among the changes were increases in yearly dues, limitations on the use of third parties for recruiting purposes, disclosures on referrals to financial advisors, and a new entrance exam for those hoping to represent NBA players.