NBRPA Holds Seminar To Provide Business Skills For Retired Players
The National Basketball Retired Players Association yesterday held a "business seminar" at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, hoping to provide "business skills for retired players so that they can make the transition from arena to private business life," according Alan Snel of LVSPORTSBIZ.com. Reed Hansen, Dir of Business Development at Northwestern Univ.'s Kellogg Business School, said, "They sincerely wanted to learn about being an entrepreneur." The program can "help former NBA journeymen who can create a new business identity outside of their previous basketball careers." NBRPA President & CEO Scott Rochelle said that the main objectives include "helping the former players understand how to build a business plan and execute it." Rochelle: "Everyone has a goal in mind. We’re backfilling it with the business details." Some former NBAers came "not to start a business but to grow a current one" (LVSPORTSBIZ.com, 7/11).