DEDICATION - HONESTY - LOYALTY - VISION
BLACK HOOPS is a full-service sports and marketing agency.
The agency is committed to providing its clients a vast-range of services with unparalleled personal attention to achieve their fullest potential. Our approach is based on loyalty, honesty, hard work and vision to assist our athletes in reaching their maximum potential on and off the court. We take great pride in the clients we represent and in the family environment we have created for them.
BLACK HOOPS philosophy and work ethic maximize each player’s representation and marketability and ensure top level contract negotiation, counseling and career management.
Our team has years and years of experience in the representation business and has negotiated contracts in almost every country in Europe and in the United States and we strive to be the most honest, transparent and trustworthy agency on the market.
Corporate and Business development
Marco Damiani has over 20 years of experience in the sports industry.
With studies of Political Sciences, expert in Finance and with work experiences in the media business, Marco Damiani is an entrepreneur who brought many start-up’s to success but basketball has been throughout his whole life the predominant interest. Marco Damiani knows the game: he has been professional coach and team GM but his nose as renowned elite talent-scout and mentor of young prospects guided him very early to evolve and assemble the full-package of knowledge in to the agent business. One of the first agent in the world to become FIBA certified in 2007, Marco Damiani was the first FIBA lisenced agent ever in the history of the International Basketball Federation that won a BAT (Basketball Arbitral Tribunal) case in Italy.
He has a huge experience in the International representation business and after two decades of great work having negotiated tens of millions of dollars in contracts for professional athletes from Europe to America and Asia he decided it was time, with the inception of BLACK HOOPS in 2015, for a new challenge to win.
He speaks English, Italian and Spanish.
Head of African operations
Mouhamed Diadie Sene is a former player of the basketball Club Jeanne D’Arc in Dakar (Senegal) while later on he served the team as Assistant Coach.
Graduated in Business Administration and with a Bachelor in Computer Management, Mouhamed Diadie Sene was the General Manager of the International Sports Training Institute, a successful American program in Senegal.
He is the founder and President / CEO of Dieda Basketball Academy (DBA) in Dakar, one of the best basketball programs in Africa where he oversees the daily work with great devotion, leadership and mentorship.
Very good talent identifier, Mouhamed Diadie Sene is always available to answer any questions our young and prospective clients may have regarding BLACK HOOPS.
Mouhamed Diadie Sene speaks French and English.