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2017 Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List Luncheon Set for May 12

The 2017 Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List Luncheon will take place on Friday, May 12th, at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach.  The watch list recognizes 42 of the finest student-athletes in the country who excel for their respective college football teams on the defensive end of the field. They are warriors on the field of play and leaders in the classroom and community. They uphold the tradition of Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity, everything that the Lott IMPACT Trophy represents. They captain their teams, are on academic honor rolls, start their own [...]

By | March 15th, 2017|All News, Event Management, Updates|

SBC’s Warren LeGarie and Larry Coon Speak at Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

Every year some of the brightest minds in sports gather at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston to foster the acceptance of analytics, create innovation, and bring like-minded people together to learn. Sports Business Classroom Founder Warren LeGarie and Sports Business Classroom General Manager Larry Coon both spoke on panels at this year’s conference. Following are the topics they spoke about: Warren LeGarie | Panelist | Mission Impossible: The Art of Negotiation Like bad beats in poker, bad contracts are more vividly remembered by sports fans than the [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|All News, Updates|

What’s It Like to Intern with the NBA? Staff Profile: Tyler Makins

via Northwood University Northwood senior Tyler Makins spent his summer interning while surrounded by some of the most important people in the NBA. Here, he shares a little bit about himself, his experience, and what it was like to work with big names while keeping a cool head. What is your major? I dual major in Marketing and Sports Management, graduating this spring. What student organizations are you involved with on campus? I’ve been a member of both the Sports Management Association at Northwood and the Kappa Sigma [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|All News, Event Management, Updates|

2017 Las Vegas Summer League set for July 7-17!

The 2017 NBA Summer League tips off on Friday, July 7, at the COX Pavilion and Thomas and Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, marking the 13th time the event will be held in the desert. This summer’s event will again feature a single elimination tournament schedule that will crown the NBA Summer League Champion on Monday, July 17. Teams will compete in three preliminary round games from July 7-11 before being seeded in a tournament running through the Championship Game on July 17. [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|All News, Event Management, Updates|

Sports Business Classroom Registration Now Open

THE SPORTS BUSINESS CLASSROOM IS A MODERN TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE UNLIKE ANY OTHER Taking place at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion during the Vegas Summer League, the Sports Business Classroom consists of two immersive educational programs that will give both aspiring and seasoned basketball professionals from around the world the opportunity to learn from top sports executives in a one-of-a-kind training environment. Students who are accepted into the General Session "Business of Basketball" will get an inside look into the world of sports and [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|All News, Event Management|

Alumni Spotlight with Le’Sheala Dawson

The HallPass team recently sat down and caught up with Summer League alumni stand-out Le'Sheala Dawson, a rising star in the business of sports. In this interview Shea talks about her passion for sports, her experience as a staff member for the NBA Summer League and her passion for serving others. Q: You’ve been a part of the Samsung NBA Summer League for (2 years).  Tell us about your experience as part of the staff. A: I have been a part of the Samsung NBA Summer league staff [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|All News|

HallPass & VSL veteran staff member Justin Roper shining at alma mater

New Face: Justin Roper This alum is revved up about returning to his alma mater to be part of UNLV Athletics. Justin Roper already knew what it was like to be a fan in the stands at the Thomas & Mack Center and then a member of the Runnin’ Rebels program on the bench when he returned home to work for UNLV Athletics last fall. A former employee of teams such as the NBA’s Washington Wizards and the LA Galaxy Soccer Club, the 2008 graduate of the university [...]

By | February 13th, 2017|All News, Event Management|

adidas Announces Dates for 2017 adidas Uprising Basketball Circuit

By | February 3rd, 2017|All News, Updates|

National Basketball Coaches Association to honor Michael H. Goldberg with a Bow Tie Tribute

NEW YORK, January 26, 2017 – The membership of the National Basketball Coaches Association (all Head and Assistant Coaches in the NBA and its alumni group) is honored to announce the following Michael H. Goldberg Bow Tie Tribute. In memory of the iconic Michael H. Goldberg, all NBA Head and Assistant Coaches and members of the media will wear bow ties during all NBA games from Thursday, January 26th to Sunday, January 29th. Bow ties have been generously provided by Joseph Abboud/Tailored Brands Inc., the Official Wardrobe Supplier [...]

By | January 27th, 2017|All News, Updates|

NBA Summer League plays big role in Las Vegas MLK Day Parade

For the 35th year in a row Las Vegas hosted its "Living the Dream" parade to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  As a prominent member of the Las Vegas community for the last 13 years, the NBA Summer League was well represented at this years parade.  Representing the theme "Delivering Dreams Since 2004," 2 trucks were decorated with NBA Summer League branding and over 100 Summer League community members took part in the celebration.  Some of the community partners participating were Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak, the [...]

By | January 17th, 2017|All News, Updates|