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Mike Martin, The Sports Business Renaissance Man

Sports Business Secrets

Season 3 || Episode 465

Today’s guest is my guy Michael Martin Jr., and I deemed him a new nickname "The Sports Business Renaissance Man" because he wears many hats in this industry! A few of which being:

  • Warner Bros. Discovery Sports -- Camera Operator & Runner

  • Warner Bros. Discovery -- Assistant Equipment Inventory Manager

  • Gutter Cats TBT -- GM & Assistant Coach

  • GTM Family Productions -- Co-Founder

  • Overtime -- Camera Operator

Like most of us, Mike's basketball journey started when he picked up a basketball as a kid. But after he realized that playing at the highest level wasn't part of his career path, he started exploring other avenues. In 2017 when he picked up a camera for the first time, everything changed.


Today we talked about:

  • the college recruiting process

  • getting injured and "hanging them up" early

  • the transition from athlete to real world

  • his first few jobs (finance & construction management)

  • trying out the agency world & the challenges he faced

  • starting ⁠GTM Family Productions⁠ & what its all about

  • the importance of experience new cultures abroad

  • moving to Atlanta without having a job lined up

  • his roles as a freelancer at Warner Bros.

  • what it's like on set with ⁠Shaq, Charles, Ernie & Kenny

  • his GM role for ⁠The Gutter Cats⁠ (formerly Team Hines)

  • his role as a camera operator at Overtime Elite⁠

  • and much more

Appreciate you tuning in. Hope you enjoy!


You can listen to the full episode by clicking here:

 

Connect with Mike:

LinkedIn --> here

Instagram --> here


Check out GTM Family Productions work here:

One of the episodes in the series we discussed in the podcast -- "Euroleague Rooks"


Check out the Gutter Cat Gang here:


Mike was selected to be one of Hashtag Sports 30 "Game Changers of Sport" Honorees:









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