Basketball International Group is a highly experienced team of over thirty professional sports agents with a longstanding professional background in basketball, law, finance, marketing, and public relations.
Our agents fully understand the specific needs of players and coaches as many of them are veteran basketball players themselves.
Agents below are listed in an alphabetic order. That’s how we roll.
Soon after his birth a small island in Tuscany, Massimiliano’s (Max) family moved to Livorno where Max started playing basketball and had his first successes, winning 2 junior leagues championships. In 1984, he started his professional career, playing over 500 games for such clubs as Olimpia Milan, Fortitudo Bologna, Reggio Emilia, and Sassari. Over the course of his career as a basketball player, Max won the Italian Championship, Champions League (former Euroleague), Intercontinental Cup, as well as the second league’s championships.
In 2006, Max joined the team of Interperformances as a sports agent. Five years later, he founded his agency Alpha Agency. Later on, prior to joining BIG, he also cooperated with Octagon Europe. Massimiliano (Max) speaks English and Italian.
Yehor was a professional basketball player in such powerhouse teams like Azovmash, later was part of SK DneprAzot and BC Ferro-ZNTU, he won many titles during his career. From 2010 he became assistant coach of Ferro-ZNTU, later joined VTB team Red October, and finished his coach Job in Italian Cantu which played in Seria-A.
From 2017 a basketball agent and till now became very strong in this business as he is using his experience and providing high level service to athletes worldwide.
Yegor started his basketball manager’s career back in 2007. Two years after, he became Ukraine’s first FIBA-certified basketball agent. For the past ten years, he has been successfully building strong reputation in the sports management market. Currently, Yegor represents national team players and high-level athletes from around the world.
Spiros was born in Thessaloniki and studied Business Administration from the ICBS Business School, but his passion is Basketball… He is going to be a valuable member of the Greek office of BIG in scouting and representing Players. He speaks fluently Greek and English.
Aydin has been playing basketball since he was 9. He played both in youth programs and professionally for several clubs. Since 2009, Aydin is a FIBA certified agent who manages 3/4 of the Iranian basketball market and represents top national players, including Samad Nikkhah Bahrami, Hamed Haddadi, Mahdi Kamrani, and Behnam Yakhchali. Speaking Farsi, French, and English, Aydin works with the international sports community across Iran, China, Lebanon, Kuwait, Bahrain, Georgia, Croatia.
Tina Dimitrova has been a very good basketball player until 1993 and then she started coaching. From 2008 to 2017 she collaborated with Interperformances and after that she covered the position of Sport Director for the Akademik Bultex 99 of Plovdiv. She will cover for B.I.G. the female markets of Greece, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania and Italy.
My basketball career started in 1981 at the age of 18 as an assistant coach in high school. Eight years later, I became head coach in high school and won 5 straight national championships from 1991-1995. In 1998 I became team manager of a pro team – Batangas Blades in the Metropolitan Basketball Association. Then in year 2000 I started my career as a basketball agent in the Philippine Basketball Association and managed some of the best and biggest basketball players in the Philippines. In 2014, me and my business partner Ronald “Dondon” Monteverde put up Virtual Playground Co. and have been managing not just the top Filipino basketball players but also volleyball players, and other sports like MMA, OCR, swimming, water polo and taekwondo. In 2016 we put up a pro team – Alab Pilipinas in the ASEAN Basketball League.
Itay had been playing basketball since young age throughout all youth leagues and following his retirement spent a few more years on courts as a basketball referee. He graduated the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) with the degree of Industrial and Management Engineer (B.Sc.) and during the last few years, Itay has acquired extensive experience in leading complex hi-tech projects.
Liran Gudis is a lawyer (L.L.B) specializing in such areas as civil disputes, tort law and personal injuries, including sports injuries. Liran is a former basketball coach with over 10 years of experience in multiple Israeli basketball leagues.
Mateusz has almost a decade-long career as a professional basketball player. Following the end of his career as a player, he graduated from the University of Wroclaw where he gained a Law degree. Since then, he is representing the interests of leading Polish basketball players and athletes.
NBA/FIBA certified agent. Started his basketball field career as “Magazin” writer,
worked for professional basketball team and from 2010 became basketball agent.
Works with all Japan teams from B1 to B3 division.
Pavle has been a full time professional basketball agent since the year 2000 and was one of the first agents that has received his FIBA license (2007018085 ). Has specialized in the area of the Adriatic League ( Slovenia , Croatia , Serbia , BiH and Montenegro). Spent more then 15 years in Court-Side prior to joining BIG. Lives in Karlovac, CROATIA. Has a Business Management Degree from Westmoreland College (USA), and is fluent in Croatian, German and English.
Based in Barcelona, one of the leading basketball centers in Europe, Pedro plays basketball since he was 9. At 17, he became a coach working with leading clubs, including FC Barcelona and Valencia Basket. In 2009, he established a sports agency in Spain, managing one of the best young players from all over Spain and Portugal. Currently, Pedro represents BIG in the Iberian region.
As a basketball player, coach, manager, and agent, Tahi has devoted most of his professional career to sports. He is a well-respected agent with an extensive network of partners and customers across Australia and New Zealand.
Christelle started to play basketball very young and became a professional player at 17 years old and for 20 years in France, Israel and Spain. she played for all the French National Teams young and adult. In 2007 she became an agent, licensed since 2008. Christelle speaks French and English. Exclusively dealing with the Female basketball. Christelle represents BIG in France.
Jens Erik is a FIBA licensed agent operating from Copenhagen. As a former professional basketball player, he knows what it takes for players to succeed in Scandinavia. He started as a FIBA agent because he saw a lack of guidance for talented Danish players who want to become professionals. The past couple of years, Jens has built a great network within this region. Besides his agency, he works for ‘Children Basketball foundation’ which is a foundation located in Denmark who’s working to promote basketball for kids. Academically, he holds a master degree in ‘Human Resource Management’ from Copenhagen Business School.
George Patapatiou is a medical doctor with the specialty of Radiation oncologist. At the same time he has been a sports agent since 1999. George is the first person to receive an official license as a Sports Agent from the Bulgarian Federation of Basketball in 1999. He has been the exclusive agent and managed the careers of a lot of NBA and Euroleague players like Willie Solomon, Pero Antic, Vlado Ilievski, Vrbca Stefanov, Michael Wilkinson, Ryan Stack, Dimitar Angelov, Vasil Eftimov, Antanas Kavaliauskas, Todor Stoykov, Filip Videnov and others… George represents BIG’s interests in the Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Bosnia, Albania and Kosovo. George also speaks fluent English, Bulgarian and Serbian.
Luis started his career in basketball back in 2008 working as a TV and radio broadcaster. His next step was the position of an assistant to the President of Venezuela’s Trotamundos de Carabobo. He became a sports agent in 2015 and has been recruiting high-level players from Argentina, Venezuela, Uruguay, Mexico, and Brasil since then.
Maximiliano es un ex jugador de básquet, posee extensa carrera en la Liga Nacional Argentina y once años en Europa con paso por Juventud de Badalona, Cantú y Rieti entre otros. Utiliza toda su experiencia y formación desde el 2010 como copropietario y atreves de ReTo-Agencia para representa y ayudar a construir carreras de Jugadores de Baloncesto y de Entrenadores. Gestiona junto a su Staff en torno un centenar de Atletas y Entrenadores distribuidos en toda Sud América. Reservando para los jugadores más Jóvenes el “ReTo Clinic Camps” anual, punto de partida para la formación, diagnostico y perfeccionamiento de quienes se transformaran en futuros profesionales.
Maximiliano is a former basketball player, he has an extensive career in the National League Argentina and eleven years in Europe, passing through Juventud de Badalona, Cantú and Rieti among others. He uses all his experience and training since 2010 as a co-owner and dares of ReTo Agencia to represent and help build careers for Basketball Players and Coaches. He manages with his Staff around a hundred Athletes and Coaches distributed throughout South America. Reserving for the youngest players the annual “ReTo Clinic Camps”, a starting point for the training, diagnosis and improvement of those who will become future professionals.
With over a decade in professional basketball players’ management, Evaldas has accomplished dozens of successful signing across the Baltic region, the US and Europe. He also works with teams, players and coaches in China, South Korea, and the Philippines. Before joining BIG, Evaldas worked at such sports agencies as Octagon Europe and Jump Start Agency. He freely speaks English, Russian, and Lithuanian. His motto: screw it – let’s do it.
Jad started his career in basketball back in 2001, becoming after that, a sports anchor at one of Lebanese main online sports channels. During his career in sports media, he developed a strong network of sports executives, players, coaches and officials which allowed him to start a successful career as a basketball agent. He is a licensed FIBA sports agent, representing BIG in Lebanon, Jordan and many other middle eastern countries. He speaks Arabic, English and French.
Originally from Senegal, today Pape Samb (alias Papis) lives between Manchester and Dakar where he represents young UK, African and Middle Eastern athletes. He used to be a professional basketball player playing for various teams across Italy, Switzerland, and the UK. In 2016, he decided to become a basketball agent to help talented African players to pursue their sports careers.
Xavier plays basketball since his young age, Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education & Sports Science from the University of Strasbourg.Former player youth coach. He founded his own agency, X’ Management in 2002, joined Court Side in 2005, quickly became a Court Side co-owner and one of the chief executives in 2010. One of the first FFBB certified agent in 2003. One of the first agents in the world to become FIBA certified in 2007 (FIBA license 200718161). Xavier, who made successful signings all over the world throughout his career, is now BIG agent in France. Languages: French, English.
Silvio es un ex entrenador en distintas categorías del baloncesto Argentino, trabajó por más de 25 años como formador de jugadores jóvenes, a partir del 2010 se unión con Maximiliano Reale para conformar Reto Agencia. Para representar y ayudar a construir carreras de Jugadores de Baloncesto y de Entrenadores. Gestiona junto a su Staff en torno un centenar de Atletas y Entrenadores distribuidos en toda Sud América. Reservando para los jugadores más Jóvenes el “ReTo Clinic Camps” anual, punto de partida para la formación, diagnostico y perfeccionamiento de quienes se transformaran en futuros profesionales.
Silvio is a former coach in different categories of Argentine basketball, he worked for more than 25 years as a trainer for young players, since 2010 he joined with Maximiliano Reale to form Reto Agencia. To represent and help build careers for Basketball Players and Coaches. He manages with his Staff around a hundred Athletes and Coaches distributed throughout South America. Reserving for the youngest players the annual “ReTo Clinic Camps”, a starting point for the training, diagnosis and improvement of those who will become future professionals.
Milivoje (Mile) is born in Skopje and has started to play basketball when he was 10. As a turning point in his commitment towards the sport he considers moving to Denison, TX – USA as an exchange student where he played for Denison Yellow Jackets. In his native country he had played for the following clubs: Vardar, Karpos Sokoli, MZT and others.
Since 2018 Mile stands as a president of the Basketball Players Association in N. Macedonia. Being a professional player for more than 10 years gives advantage in his new endeavor as a sports agent representing players from N. Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo, because he is committed to get best deals for his clients and to provide best working environment.
Beside the Macedonian as a mother tongue, Mile is fluent in English and in all Balkan region languages (Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian).
Catalin is a professional sports manager. His extensive professional background includes such positions a General Manager of CS Otopeni in Liga Nationala, as well as a co-owner of a Romanian sports agency CroPro Agency which manages more than 70% of all Romanian basketball players, including those in the national team.
Binbin used to work for a Chinese CBA team Qingdao Doublestar Basketball Club for 7 years. Since 2015, Binbin has been working as a full-time basketball agent with a FIBA license and CBA license mainly focused on the Chinese market, including CBA, NBL, WCBA, and Taiwan SBL. He has successfully placed more than 50 professional basketball players (both foreign and Chinese players) to the Chinese market.
Gábor Zsivera lives in Budapest, Hungary, he had a short playing career in Hun Div 1 and Div 2, but gave up pro balling at the age of 21 and started business in Hungarian basketball media as he became the head of the main Hungarian basketball website, www.kezdo5.hu and joined Sport TV as a color commentator of International Basketball Games (Euroleague, Hun Div 1 Games, Adriatic League, Champions League and NBA) in 2011. He joined ICT Europe 3 years ago after finishing career as a GM in Hun Div 1 men’s team, Vasas Budapest. Gábor represents BIG in Hungary and Austria.
With an extensive professional background in Turkish governmental organizations and the European Commission, Seçkin also played basketball professionally in Ankara’s DSİ Spor and Mülkiye Spor teams. Afterward, he decided to become a basketball agent. As a FIBA-certified agent, he represents BIG in Turkey.