Kent Strobl

Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, United States

kstrobl@SMWW.com


Kent Strobl is a recent Michigan State University graduate with a B.S. degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Sports Business Management. One month after graduating early, he became a certified NBA Agent, making him the youngest agent in the business. From Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, ever since he was 8-years-old, he has been playing and studying the sport of basketball to the point where it is second nature.

He started his career in sports with journalism after freshman year at MSU. With an internship at The Daily Caller News Foundation in Washington D.C. as the “sports intern”, Kent learned and saw first hand the media side of sports. This gave him a better understanding of how athletes can act and interact with media in a day and age that is constantly covered both online and on-screen.

Kent later decided that his true passion is helping others find, and do, what is best for them. He has always been a person that values others and their well-being, often putting others before him. Combine that with his history with basketball and that has brought him to becoming a sports agent.

With SMWW, Kent has learned from NFL Agent Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, former NBA/NFL Agent Joel Corry, and respected NBA Exec Mark Warkentien to develop his knowledge of collective bargaining agreements, negotiating, scouting, the mindset of a GM, and the day-to-day business of representation. This gave him the confidence to pass the NBPA certification exam one month after graduating college at the age of 22.

Kent has the drive to be the biggest NBA Agent in the industry. Not because of the number of clients he has or the "big names" he represents, but the relationships. He wants to revolutionize the industry by having a brotherhood and completely honest partnership with everyone he works with. No matter how big his clientele portfolio gets, everyone he works with will receive all of his attention, he will make them his top priority, as soon as they ask for it. This is a player-first business, nothing will be done without consulting the athlete first.

With his knowledge of basketball, collective bargaining agreements, social media, and marketing, he believes he can help players achieve their true value while maintaining a family-like relationship in the process. He may not have the experience yet, but he has the raw potential, confidence, knowledge, and patience to get anything and everything done.