Stop by Duques 151 on Wednesday to hear from a panel of professionals in the sports industry, including:
Adisa Bakari is the Principal Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Sports & Entertainment Group.
Bakari has made a number of public appearances on ESPN and has gained recognition as the agent of Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, who continues to hold out due to contract negotiations.
Mr. Bakari counsels professional athletes with respect to the negotiation of player and marketing contracts, in addition to various other aspects of their athletic and post-athletic careers. He is certified as a Contract Advisor/Agent by the National Football League Players Association.
Carrie Potter (BBA ‘99, MBA ‘01) is the President and Owner of The Carrie Potter Group, LLC. Her organization provides financial planning and business consulting services to professional athletes, entrepreneurs and small businesses. As a value-add service, CPG creates and implements community engagement and branding strategies for clients including partnerships, special events, and scholarship or grant funding programs.
As the Director of Athlete and Talent Representation, Matt assists with the on- and off-court representation of Tandem's basketball clients. He analyzes NBA team rosters and salary cap situations, and applies Collective Bargaining Agreement rules to player salaries, free agency, trades and other contract provisions. Additionally, Matt helps to align clients with like-minded companies and pursues opportunities to strengthen client brands, business, and philanthropic endeavors. Matt also assists with negotiating and drafting off-the-court agreements.
Matt received his BA in Sports Marketing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a walk-on member of the basketball team. He earned his JD from the University of Maryland, where he served as the President of the Arts, Entertainment and Sports Law Society. Matt is admitted to the bars of Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Bio adapted from Tandem Sports and Entertainment website.