SSM understands that building strong relationships are vital to any business. We have developed strategic alliances with firms around the world to better serve our clientele on a global scale.
Edge has a first-rate reputation with front office personnel in the NBA; it is regarded as a savvy, hard working and ethical company that gets results for its clients.
Keith Kreiter, Founder and CEO of Edge Sports International, has been advising athletes for 20 years. Edge currently offers a full service platform to each client, contract negotiation, marketing, public relations, business advisory, etc. Edge’s management approach has been labeled the future of representation.
Gordon I. Kirke QC, LLB (Osgoode), DJuris (Hon.)
SSM retains the services of Gordon I. Kirke in all legal matters.
Mr. Kirke’s practice involves the representation of many components of the sports business. Among the many athletes he has represented are hockey players including Eric Lindros, Mike Modano, Rick Nash and John Michael Liles, wrestler Bret “The Hitman” Hart, Olympic snow-boarder Tara Teigan, Olympic athlete Donovan Bailey, Olympic gymnast and TV commentator Elfi Schlegel, and WTA tennis star Sonya Jeyasselan. In terms of sports executives, Mr. Kirke has represented Pat Gillick (Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, Philadelphia Phillies), Gord Ash (Toronto Blue Jays), Paul Beeston (Major League Baseball), Richard Peddie (Toronto Maple Leafs//Toronto Raptors), John Bitove (Toronto Olympic Bid Group) and Eric Tillman (Toronto Argonauts). Mr. Kirke has acted for several sports teams including the Toronto Blue Jays, the Toronto Argonauts and the Indianapolis Colts. He prepared the original papers which created the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club and he has acted on all of the Jays’ major player contracts, including those of Joe Carter, Roberto Alomar, Carlos Delgado, Roy Halliday, Roger Clemens and Jose Bautista, and radio, television and licensing contracts.
Through our association with Edge, SSM has retained the services of Net Worth Sports & Entertainment, a service advisory network aimed to help athletes and entertainers in their pursuit of personal and professional success.
Yann Balikouzou & Nicolas Bonnet
The Scoring Factory
Slan Sports Management is proud to partner with The Scoring Factory to prepare our players for their careers in a personalized learning environment. Training programs are customized to fit the specific needs of each client and airport transportation is provided throughout the NBA pre-draft process.
The Scoring Factory is one of the world’s leading basketball training centers with headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our mission is accelerated skill development through extraordinary instruction, intense competition and the desire to excel. Players learn from internationally recognized coaches during detailed on-court training sessions 6 days a week, 1-3 times per day including plyometrics, speed and agility work, TRX training and yoga.
Players who have trained at The Scoring Factory have gone on to play professionally in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Montenegro, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom.