Every year the NBA Summer League continues to bring together amazing people to add to our evergrowing family. We’re happy to see many of them venture off into pursuing their career.
This week’s Alumni Spotlight feature we caught up with standout NBA Summer League staff member Remy Ndiaye. Remy has made the best of his opportunities through the 2 years he’s been with the NBA Summer League.
He recently landed a position with the Philadelphia 76ers and we wanted to catch up to see how things are going!
Q: Tell us about your 2 year experience with the NBA Summer League, your job responsibilities and how you got involved.
NBA Summer League is honestly the best thing that happened to me since I arrived in the U.S because it taught me so much and led me to where I am right now. In other words, it made my dreams come true. NBA Summer League is surrounded and led by great people with responsibilities who care so much about the interns. They are very caring, professional, and supportive.
My first year at the NBA Summer League, I was in different stations such as game operation, selling programs, concourse assistant, elevator assistant and statistics.
My second year my responsibility was to be the video coordinator of each team that participated in the Summer League.
Q: What value has the NBA Summer League brought you and how does it help with your current job?
NBA Summer League not only welcomed me and prepared me but also introduced me to the real sport world. During my time in the NBA Summer League, I learned that being professional, dedicated, Patient, available and supportive were extremely important not only in the sport industry but also in life.
Q: You’re currently working with the Philadelphia 76ers, can you tell us about what you do with them?
I am a Video Coordinator Assistant. My role consists of breaking down films, help with scouting reports and be available to players and personals whenever they need support with videos. We are also, assisting on the court with Player Development coaching staff.
Q: What is your favorite / most rewarding part of your job?
Making myself available to everyone in the organization is my favorite part because it is something that carried with me since Summer League and I don’t think it will change anytime soon. Availability is important in this environment because that’s how you learn about the business and that’s how you build your network.
Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years I wish to see myself holding at least 2 NBA trophies going back to Africa and share with them the journey of a young senegalese kid who came in the US with nothing but returned home with goals that he thought he could never achieve.
Q: Your job is one that many young people dream of having- what advice would you give a young person trying to break into the sports industry?
I would say to young a person who wants to be in the sport’s world to not complain, always be prepared to serve, not pretend to work hard when others are watching but do it for your own benefit. To be more specific, “YOU NEVER KNOW WHO IS WATCHING.”
Rapid Fire Questions:
Role models / People you admire?
Amadou Fall (NBA Africa): For what he does for my continent.
Warren LeGarie (WGL Management): For his successful management and mainly for the care and love of his interns.
Albert Hall (Hallpass Media): The hardest working man I ever seen. Watching him inspires me a lot and his energy level contagious.
Any hidden talents / hobbies?
I speak 4 languages and looking forward to learn more.
Favorite sports movie?
Remember the Titans