The role and influence of players’ Agents has grown significantly over the past two decades. Today, agents take a leading role in the safeguarding of players’ image rights, the management of their financial affairs, while also providing career and transfer guidance and much more.
When choosing an Agent, it is crucial that a player selects someone he can trust and who places the player’s overall interests at the core of advice and decisions and someone who has the knowledge and understanding to do so. With the aim of ensuring a basic minimum standard hence, maintaining transparency and avoiding hidden conflicts of interest, FIBA introduced a licensing system for player agents in 2007.
Since then, FIBA has conducted an average of four Agents test sessions a year held respectively in Switzerland, in the Americas and in Oceania (see how to become FIBA Agent).
Today close to 600 dedicated licencees, including an outstanding minority of ladies, representing together as many as 62 nationalities, operate worldwide in close collaboration with the National Member Federations.
While ensuring the protection of the rights of the players, the FIBA Agent’s status entails certain rights and responsibilitie, contributing to the overall improvement of the basketball landscape.
Conscious of his role the FIBA Agent shall:
- comply with the FIBA Internal Regulations at all times.
- represent Players or Coaches in an ethical way (see FIBA Code of Ethics).
- assist in the international transfers of Players or Coaches
- cooperate with FIBA, its Regions and the National Member Federations
- guarantee a top level of transparency
- contribute to an outstanding image
- ensure a high standard of quality services
- promote fairness in the business