Monthly Archives: September 2014

IBPA CEO Charles Bennett’s Podcast Interview with Fit Across Cultures

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FAClogoblackFit Across Cultures‘ podcast interview with IBPA CEO Charles Bennett discusses the overseas basketball industry and the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal.

 

You can listen to the interview here Fit Across Cultures Podcast Interview of Charles Bennett, or see the original post here.… Read More

IBPA Teams up with Fit Across Cultures to Provide Support for Professional Athletes Abroad

Susan Salzbrenner

Susan Salzbrenner, Founder of Fit Across Cultures

The IBPA is excited to team up with Susan Salzbrenner and Fit Across Cultures. Fit Across Cultures aims to support professional athletes, coaches, and student athletes abroad. Susan has a background in organizational and clinical psychology (M.A.) and a certification as an intercultural trainer. She regularly trains, coaches, and writes about intercultural communication, sports psychology and how culture and diversity affects performance.

 

Susan publishes podcasts with athletes and sports professionals on her website and regularly Tweets about important issues in the sports community: @fitaxcultures

 

Connect with her on LinkedIn.Read More

Image Rights Contracts: How they cost Players tax money and why Players shouldn’t sign them

Image Rights Contracts Cost Players Taxes

Image Rights Contracts Cost Players Taxes

Image rights contracts increase players’ taxes, and teams can breach them without any liability to the player. Over the last ten or so years many European teams have begun signing players to image rights contracts in addition to the players’ salary contracts. Teams get significant tax advantages from image rights contracts and often pressure agents and players to sign them. Many agents and players do not understand the full legal ramifications in terms of tax liability and enforcement, and sign the image rights contracts without much thought. But that needs to change because many teams are now using the BAT to avoid their obligations in the image rights contracts.

 

How Image Rights Contracts Work

 

Here’s how image rights contracts work: Typically a player will sign an original contract with a team for a salary amount net of all taxes. Let’s use, for example, a contract worth $200,000. After the player signs the original contract, the team will approach the player with two additional contracts, a league contract and an image rights contract.… Read More

@SportsTao Podcast Interview with IBPA CEO Charles Bennett

Sports Tao, http://sportstao.com

Sports Tao, http://sportstao.com

Troy Kirby the owner of SportsTao.com recently interviewed IBPA CEO Charles Bennett about the ins and outs of the world of international basketball. View the article here, or listen by clicking here: Ep. 383 – Charles Bennett (CEO, International Players Association)

 

Troy has interviewed nearly 400 sports professionals since October 2012 because he “didn’t feel that there was enough credible information out there by sports professionals that could be used as a teaching tool – not only for those students about to graduate who were looking for a job in sports, but also those who were already working in the sports field.”

 

Troy can be followed on Twitter at @SportsTao.… Read More