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Career Opportunities in Basketball

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Basketball is considered as one of the world’s most popular sports. The game is not so old and only gained prominence in the late 80’s and the epitome for any professional basketball player or fan is the USA’s NBA. It’s a pretty tough career choice as it’s speared by some of the world’s best players and athletes.

However, when your dreams to join the NBA are dashed, what next?

Well, according to career experts if basketball is your passion, there are many careers within the basketball industry you will find interesting and engaging for your passion. They include the following.

Coaching
Coaching is one of the most popular career choices for anyone who loves the game of basketball. The role of the coach basically, is to manage the basketball talent in the team, rearrange players while they play and utilize talents at their disposal for the benefit of the team.

Good coaches are generally in demand and perfect to inspire the team to league glory. The route most star coaches have always followed in their careers has always been first becoming assistant coaches and after they experience, they turn these teams to giants when they eventually become head coaches-with equal or more measure of success and monetary rewards as the players, in a game they love.

Scouting
This is another essential and important job any basketball lover can do. Naturally, to become a scout you must be very talented and a perfect understanding for the game. You have to analyze a team play, players of the opponent team and how they display on the field for best results. In most cases, the scout can be all a team needs to either win or lose a game.

In other areas, the role of the scout in basketball is look for talent. Once a player is spotted, it’s the responsibility of the scout to turn that player into stock for a chance of playing in the franchise.

Trainer
As the name suggests, your job as a trainer is help a player get into shape to play the game. They are especially common when a player is recovering from an injury and needs to be conditioned back into playing condition. In many cases, for you to be a trainer in basketball, you must have a solid background in health and conditioning to succeed.

General Manager or Basketball team franchise ownerThese roles are twofold. What this means is that, you invest your money into owning and running a basketball team. This is a pretty expensive exercise and requires a lot of capital to start. On the other hand, if you are employed as a team manager for a basketball team-your role is to run the players like a company based on the owner’s capital outlay.

Agent
This is another essential role of the basketball player. In a nutshell your role will be to negotiate the contracts for the players, understand and be friends with them to ensure they perform well and get dues for their undying efforts in the sport.

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