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 ALPHABETICAL 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.
Manel Bosch was born in 1967 in Lleida, married with two children and living in Barcelona.
He has been a professional basketball player for 18 years in the ACB league, from 1985 to 2003, taking part in teams such as Barcelona, Unicaja, Sevilla, Zaragoza, Lleida, etc. He participated in 41 games with the absolute spanish national team. After his retirement as a professional player, he was appointed sports director of the ACB Caprabo Lleida team (2003-2005).
He started working as a player representative in the Media Sports Marketing company in 2005.
He has the Title of FIBA Agent since 2008 nº: 2008019615 and is a Basketball coach (first level)
Manel Bosch founded in 2012 the representation company Global Sports Basketball Management where he currently works as CEO and player’s agent.
From 2011 to 2021 it has been the Spanish partner of the representation company Interperformances
His CV includes an E-MBA in Sports Management from Ramón Llull University, La Salle and Cruyff Academics International (Saint Mary’s College – San Francisco -).
He has experience in programming analysis. He is fluent in Catalan, English and Spanish.
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.
Yegor is covering both male and female markets of Ukraine, Georgia, Belgium and The Netherlands.
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.
Radostina was born on August 22, 1985, in Pernik, Bulgaria. She had a basketball career as a player which lasted 16 years. She was National team player from 2007 until 2016, 6 times winner of the National Cup of Bulgaria, 9 times Champion of Bulgaria. Was chosen as the Best Basketball Player of the country . Played internationally in Spain for 4 years. She was chosen to the Symbolic Team of the Decade of the Bulgarian female basketball for the 2010-2019. Speaks English, French and Spanish.
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.
Ken Hsieh (Taiwan, 1997) is a sport agent, who work for Junctions sports agent company. He is also an official author of NBA Taiwan & an editor of Sports Vision. He was worked in Jeoutai Technology of Super Basketball League(SBL) in Taiwan before as a GM’s assistant, which help the team made scouting report, video & data analysis.
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.
Thomas Jones is a former Division 1 and professional athlete, that has spent years in countries throughout the world. His agent experience is vast as he is the former lead agent of a successful Sports Agency. Through his experience and expertise he has helped guide the professional careers of many male and female athletes and he us excited about being a part of BIG Family.
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.
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.
Roman Montañez was born in Manresa in 1979, married, with 2 children and residing in Sant Joan de Vilatorrada (Barcelona).
Professional basketball player for 20 years, accumulating more than 500 games in Acb (Spain) and some more in European competitions, playing for different teams in Manresa, Valladolid, Bilbao, Girona.
After retiring as a player in 2017, he became Sports Director in Baxi Manresa for 3 seasons (2017-2020).
In 2021 he became part of Global Sports Management SL, a player representation agency in Spain founded in 2012.
His CV includes an IESPORT certified MBA Sport Management.
He is fluent in Spanish, English and Catalan.
Tokuhiro used to work as an operation staff for a professional football club called Tokushima Vortis in Japan and then joined as an agent assistant at a basketball division in Japan Sports Marketing inc. in 2021. He corporates with a FIBA Certified Agent (No. 2011023359) named Toshinori Koga in the company who has been getting involved in Japanese basketball industry more than 30 years.
Tokuhiro has a Master of Science Degree in Sports Policy, Business and Management from University of Birmingham (UK) and fluent in Japanese and English. He represents BIG in Japan.
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.
Esteban Novillo (Madrid, 1992) is an spanish sports journalist who has worked for MARCA, Gigantes del Basket and Real Madrid TV. He also started as basketball coach with 16 years and he work for different young teams more than ten years. Thanks to his knowledge of young players around Spain, signed with Global Sports Basketball Management (CEO Manel Bosch) in 2017 as Basketball Agent getting success with players in different professional leagues.
Spasoje was a Professional Basketball Player in many teams in Montenegro, he built his foreign career at tournaments in China and the Philippines.Since 2017 he has also regularly organized youth basketball camps and promoted professional tournaments throughout China. His co-sponsorship of highly successful tournaments in China required sourcing of international professional and college-level players from across Europe, the USA and Africa. Spasoje has earned a sound reputation among his partners in China for the success of these tournaments attributed to the high quality and professionalism of the players offered and strong logistical management. Spasoje lives in Podgorica, Montenegro, has great knowledge of the area, and will cover both male and female basketball players in coordination with Pavle Kukic in the area of Adriatic League and Germany.
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 creating 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.
Ziad Saba, 33 years old, was a basketball coach for 7 years in Lebanon and Syria, working in the agent field since 2017.
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.
Gal Tzabari has been playing basketball since young age throughout all youth leagues.
Gal used to work as a team manager in women basketball clubs from D1 – Elitzur Ramla and Ramat Hasharon and was the Israeli National Team manager.
She graduated the college of management academic studies with a law degree – LL.M
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.
Yiğit Yıldırım, played basketball in youth age in Turkey. He graduated from Ege University Physical Education / Basketball Coaching Department in 2012
After college he worked 7 years as assistant coach at U18/U16 Darüşşafaka Doğuş and Bahçeşehir Basketball teams and as head coach Acıbadem Uni. U14/U16 teams.
After his experience as basketball coach, since 3 years he s working as agent to represent imports and Turkish players in Turkey.
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.