Rade Filipovich – President

As co-founder and  President of BDA Sports International, Rade is an integral component of BDA Sports International powerful presence in Europe. Rade has recruited some of the very best International players, including Hervelle Axel, Rasho Nesterovic, Marko Jaric, Jaka Lakovic, Kosta Perovic, Goran Dragic and Matjas Smodis.

Bill Duffy – Chairman & CEO

Bill has been involved in professional sports representation for over 30 years. As Chairman & CEO, he has parlayed a successful career as a player from his college days at Santa Clara University, to being selected in the 5th round of 1982 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets, into becoming one of the most successful and respected sports agents in the industry today.

Ivana Kovacic – Director of Operations

Ivana handles the operations and strategies of BDA Sports International. Her responsibilities include overseeing correspondence with domestic and overseas clubs, general marketplace, and other constituencies.  She acts as a liaison in relations to compensation for clients and the company.

Aleksei Karvanen – Director of Russian Basketball

Aleksei was born in St. Petersburg. He attended Oklahoma City Univeristy where he played basketball and was  NAIA champion in 1996. He graduated college in 1997 and received a bachelors of arts in basketball coaching. Aleksei played professional basketball in Russia, Ukraine, France, and Poland and worked as Sports Director for BC Spartak St. Petersburg from 2008-2013.

Marco Valenza – Director of Italian Basketball

Marco works as senior director of Italian Basketball. He was born in Latina, Italy in November 1970. His motto comes from the quote “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible”. When he was just 15 years old, he wrote an article from his small town, sent it by standard mail to a national basketball weekly magazine where it was published. Read more >>

Gorjan Radonjic – Director of French Basketball

Gorjan played pro basketball for 8 years in France, 3 years in Serbia (1st division teams), one year in Poland, Hungary, and Bosnia & Herzegovina. Gorjan retired in 2013 and joined BDA Sports. Holder of French diploma for coaching, and is finishing the studies for Management in Sport at Belgrade University. Five years ago Gorjan received a college degree in Sports Management.

Quique Villalobos – Director of Spanish Basketball

Quique is based in Madrid and has been responsible for running our office in Spain since 2006. His responsibilities include Contract Negotiations, Career Management, Player’s Relationship, and Recruiting Strategy for our company and our clients in Spain. He also works closely with the President of our agency on global growths strategies, planning, and market positioning. Before joining us, Quique played basketball professionally at the highest level in Europe for 16 years and was a member of the Spanish National Team. He also worked in the front office of the Real Madrid basketball Section.

Saša Zagorac – Director of Slovenian Basketball

Saša Zagorac was born and raised in Ljubljana. He is a certified FIBA agent. Professionally played 20 seasons in 8 different countries. 9 years in Slovenia 5 seasons in Spain. 1 season Russia, Italy, Poland, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Iran. As a Slovenia national team player won a silver medal in the Europe U18 championship (2002), a gold medal in the Europe U20 championship (2004), and a gold medal in Eurobasket (2017) among the players represented by our agency Luka Doncic, Goran Dragic, Klemen Prepelic, Edo Muric.

Holder of Slovenia diploma for coaching.

Marko Gujanicic – Director of Turkish, Greek, Serbian, and Montenegrin Basketball

Marko is based in Istanbul, Turkey, and has been responsible for the Turkish and Greek markets, as well as the Adriatic region.

His responsibilities include Contract Negotiation, Players Relationship, and Recruiting Strategy for our company and our clients in Turkey, Greece, and the Adriatic region.

Marko is currently enrolled in Law School and he is also assisting with contracts and arbitrations for the company.  Read more >>

Robert Wintermantel – Director of German Basketball

After going to College in the USA Robert played basketball professionally in Germany and in Spain for a total of sixteen years. Shortly after his basketball career he became the general manager and sports director of the Tigers Tübingen for thirteen years in the BBL and ProA. During that time he was one of the vice presidents of the BBL for seven consecutive years. His passion for detecting and advising talents is coupled with a deep understanding of the basketball market and strong negotiation skills. Robert has a degree in International Business Administration and lives in Tübingen with his wife and two daughters.