TPG is excited to announce Pro Scout School is back for another year in Las Vegas. Pro Scout School powered by Peak Influence is a one of a kind event that is a must attend for anyone interested in Scouting, Player Personnel, Coaching and Basketball Operations.
This conference is a gathering of the most successful basketball executives, scouts, agents, coaches, media and general managers at the professional level. Pro Scout School will provide an interactive experience with insight into talent evaluation at the highest level.
Network with the best executives and coaches in professional basketball from across the world.
Hear varied perspectives on the games hottest topics related to scouting and coaching.
Learn cutting edge ideas from the most well respected names in the game.
2017 Pro Scout School Experiences
The GM Experience at Pro Scout School will give you the ability to learn directly from some of the most successful NBA General Managers. Limited to 25 selected individuals, this experience will provide insight and advice on the many responsibilities of an NBA GM.
The Draft Room Experience at Pro Scout School will give you the ability to learn directly from NBA Executives about what goes into the NBA Draft process, prep and draft night. Limited to 20 selected individuals, this experience will provide insight how teams evaluate prospects and manage the draft.
2017 Pro Scout School Speakers
Pro Scout School Host Hotel
Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas
Located .7 miles away from Thomas & Mack Center. The Hard Rock provides a very convenient location for Scout School attendees
Scout School Attendees receive a special discounted rate
2017 Pro Scout School Schedule
Past Pro Scout School Speakers
Pro Scout SchoolTestimonials
We’ve been fortunate to help many individuals learn and further their career in basketball. Scout School has a track record of helping attendees pursue their dreams as scouting, coaching, player development, agency and analytics.
Scout, Philadelphia 76ers
“Pro Scout School gave me a unique insight into the workings of an NBA Front Office. I gained an in-depth knowledge of how the NBA identifies and evaluates talent, which has been invaluable to me in my job as an International Scout. Furthermore, the conference provided me an unparalleled opportunity to meet and interact with the guest speakers, of whom many are important decision makers within the NBA. It was a great place for me to meet and connect with others in the basketball works and build my network of contacts. Considering the huge success of last year’s Pro Scout School, I can’t wait for this year’s conference and the anticipated line up of speakers.”
Assistant Video Coordinator, Miami Heat
“People looking to work in the NBA often start by asking the question, “How do I get my foot in the door?” As someone asking that same question last year, attending Pro Scout School not only helped me secure my internship with the Miami Heat, but the knowledge it provided me with are things I now use on a daily basis. The experienced panel gave us insights and background to the NBA and what their jobs entailed so that helped paint a picture for what it takes to work in professional basketball. The Pro Scout School also opened doors to networking opportunities within our areas of interest. I look forward to attending this year’s conference and the opportunities it will give me to network and expand my knowledge in the game of basketball.”
Tim Brown Jr.
Basketball Operations, Indiana Pacers
“Pro scout school was great for me because it put me next to people who I wanted to be like. I had never been in an environment where so many people were available to provide knowledge about what it takes to make it in the league. I enjoyed everything from the speakers, to the panels and to the attendees that I met there. It was an experience that I will never forget and I definitely recommend it to anyone seeking to pursue an NBA career.”
Dir. of Basketball Operations, Long Beach State University
“Attending Pro Scout School literally changed my career trajectory. During the International Scout Panel, Tony Ronzone announced that the NBA was looking for coaches to go to India and conduct clinics. I sent him my resume and 3 months later I was in India working my first professional job. Pro Scout School allowed me a window into the inner workings of NBA basketball and access to current NBA professionals working at all levels of the League.The variety of information and personnel were things I would’ve never been able to have access to otherwise. The live-scout and feedback were particularly helpful. TPG put together an incredible amount of information and insight into two days. Pro Scout School is essential to anyone seeking to work in basketball at any level. And Coach Fraschilla was awesome!”
“To be honest, I was skeptical about Scout School at first, but still came with an open mind and an eagerness to learn. The different panels are phenomenal because of their unique backgrounds, willingness to give advice, and you can tell what they say is genuine. It’s a great networking event not only because of the speakers, but also the like-minded attendees. I’ve been able to build relationships with good people who are still friends and mentors today. Lastly, “Pro Scout School” has directly and indirectly led me to amazing opportunities. If possible, I’ll attend every year.”
Dir. of Basketball Operations, University of San Francisco
“I had the opportunity to connect with multiple people that I am still in touch with. Pete has been great with following up and always open to give career advice! Learning how important relationships are had a tremendous positive impact in my career. Made me a better coach and better recruiter.”
Game Reviewer, NBA
“The knowledge gained and relationships made from my experiences both attending and volunteering at Pro Scout School have been invaluable as I started and continue my career in professional basketball. It helped me get my first NBA internship, and I lean on lessons from PSS every time I watch a game. Pete Philo puts on a phenomenal event that will always teach you something new, and I recommend it to anyone interested in scouting, regardless of experience level.“
Men’s Basketball Manager, University of Arizona
“I would like to thank Pete Philo and the TPG staff for inspiring me to follow my dreams. After attending the 2016 General Manager Experience, I became heavily involved with the Atlanta Entertainment Basketball League and secured a Manager Position with the Arizona Men’s Basketball Team. This exclusive experience laid out a foundation for the type of success I am looking to achieve in my life through basketball. I will forever cherish the connections I made and the knowledge I learned throughout the weekend.”
Graduate Assistant Basketball Coach, Mount Saint Mary’s University
“The advice, and overall mentorship that Pete has provided me with, has helped me understand what it takes to be successful in the world of basketball and been very valuable to my career. Additionally, attending his events has allowed me to enhance my knowledge of player development, player evaluation, and statistical analysis, both of which have proven to be extremely valuable in my current position at Mount St. Mary’s University.”