Sports Business Secrets
Season 3 || Episode 475
Today’s guest is Vanja Cernivec, the General Manager of the London Lions (WBBL)!
Vanja is originally from Slovenia, but has extended her presence all over the world making a major impact in the basketball space. Her eye for talent and passion for teaching the youth started when she was coaching in NBA schools in India and China and continued when she started managing Boki Nachbar's basketball camps. Shortly after she made the jump to the operations side of the NBA, which eventually led to a scouting role with the Chicago Bulls.
Last summer she made the transition to the General Manager role in London, and today we get to hear all about it!
Today we talked about:
growing up in Slovenia and her basketball aspirations
what she wanted to be when she grew up
her experience playing and studying in the USA
the transition from playing to "the real world"
her role as a Euroleague Basketball Delegate
her various global stops working with the NBA
soul searching during a big decision making process
all about the London Lions organization
and much more
Appreciate you tuning in. Hope you enjoy!
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Why She Left The Bulls To Join The London Lions:
Article Describing Her Jump to the Chicago Bulls Organization: