We are one of the most significant basketballs agents in Scandinavia. Martin Klette works as a mentor for the young players and guides them the right way to achieve first class careers. He has a solid background as a basketball coach in Sweden and in the United States (16 years in total) as well as a player, referee and board member/chairman of IK EOS, Heta Skåne BBK and EOS/Malbas DBBF.
Our players are our first priority
There are plenty of reasons for a basketball player to choose an agent/manager educated in law, and sports related law in particular. A lot of the work is about contracts and agreements, and Martin Klette´s long experience from working with law gives the client comprehensive service. A lot of basketball agents represent two or three parties (the player, and one or both clubs involved in the transfer), and end up compromising the player´s interests, due to the will of fulfilling everybody else’s needs. We never carry out negotiations that way, since it´s against our main principle – to always give our players first priority.
Over the years we have taken notice of a quantity of critical voices, which consider we are too good in captivating our client’s interests, even though it is exactly what we are trying to do. The clubs are often more experienced in negotiating contracts, which makes it even more important for the basketball player to employ proper expertise to face a sometimes complex negotiation.
Other advantages employing us
We have the time and the proficiency to assist a basketball player with all different things he needs help with during his career, due to the fact that we are several people working at the company with different educational backgrounds and knowledge. Furthermore, we have the knowledge in law that other agents normally don’t have.
In our work promoting our players and finding them new clubs, we co–operate with other lawyers and agents in France, Greece, Holland, Italy, Poland, Spain, Germany, Hungary and Austria. The lawyers assist our clients with important local legal knowledge.
More than basketball
Many basketball players move at some point in his career to a new country or a new city. This means that a lot of non–basketball related questions emerge. We feel that it is our responsibility to help our players in these matters, everything from regulations regarding taking a car to another country, to tax issues. We also help our clients get proper insurance coverage against injuries.
As agents, we believe that it is crucial to be 100 percent committed to our clients, both on and off the court. Due to the fact that we are many of us working with basketball clients, we have the possibility to attend to the player’s games. It is a policy that we have, to visit our clients abroad at least once a year, to check up on them and their families and make sure they are well.