OUR HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY

13 BASKETBALL MANAGEMENT was founded in 2012 as a partnership between licensed FIBA Agent and lawyer, Paola Marras and accredited FIP Agent Marco Florio. Since 2014 the Agency has been responsible for representing players not only in Italy but practically everywhere a ball bounces. Over the course of the last few years we have worked diligently to integrate our services among the best European agencies.

It is important and integral to us that each player we work with has equal importance; we protect them with the same level of commitment, follow their success with the same passion and make it our priority to assist them in reaching their sporting and personal goals.

Our intention is to build a relationship with our players to ensure we can follow and understand each and every need. We have seen and continue to endeavour for these relationships to extend beyond that of a business transaction. We intend to build a level of trust and friendship that can last over time. We at 13 BASKETBALL MANAGEMENT we that the player is the heart of our business and so we act accordingly.

Our promise to our players is that they will always receive all of our experience, candidness and motivation for success because for us, like you, basketball is life!

MEET YOUR TEAM

MARCO FLORIO

FIBA AGENT [202000175]
FIP AGENT [001129]

Marco, was born in Brindisi (Italy) and has a 20 year experience as a player in Italian basketball, since 2002 he has the coach license, and in this role, he operates with several club as responsable of their juniors programs. In the last years he decided to embrace a new activity inside the basketball world and he became an enrolledl Italian Federetion and FIBA agent.

His enthusiasm, professionalism, passion along with his unequaled capacity of take care of personal relationship with teams and clients, converted him in one of the most qualificated agents in the European market.His qualities as negotiator are pearless and always guarantee to our clients th best contractual conditions.

He speaks fluently Italian and English.

2005
Becomes National Level Coach for the Italian Basketball Federation
2011
End his basketball's player career
2012
Joins 13 Basketball Management
2015
Becomes agent in front of the Italian Basketball Federation
2020
FIBA Agent

PAOLA MARRAS

LAWYER
FIBA AGENT [2009021582]
FIP AGENT [001071]

Paola is the person in charge of all the legal situations inside 13 BASKETBALL MANAGEMENT, she represent our agency in front of FIBA, FIP and other national federations. She graduated in law in 2001 is a huge basketball fan, especially of “her” Dinamo Sassari. She was one of the first women to become FIBA agents in 2009.
13 BASKETBALL MANAGEMENT contracts pass through her desk, as well as insurance practices and everything that needs a legal opinion. Her professional skills and cordial ways are a guarantee of success in any problem that our clients have to face.
She speaks fluently Italian, Spanish and English.

2001
Graduated in Law at the Università di Sassari (Italy)
2001 - Today
Lawyer at Studio Legale Marras
2009
Becomes a FIBA agent
2012
Joins 13 Basketball Management
2013
Becomes agent for the Italian Basketball Federation

JORGE NELSON RIFATTI

International Scout
Player's Personal Assistant

For nearly two decades professional basketball player in Italian Serie A and Argentina.

Jorge brings to 13 BASKETBALL MANAGEMENT his knowledge of the game and his flair in detect talent, his work allows us to always be at the forefront interesting players around Europe, Africa, USA and South America.

In his career he helped players as Emanuel Ginobili, Carlos Delfino, Demian Filloy, Florencia Chagas, Maimouna Diarra, Mario Ghersetti and many many many others to start their professional basketball career.

1985 - Present
Becomes a center and decides that that this will be his only "official" role in the basketball world. For more than 30 years he has been working day after day to make the dreams of boys and now girls that want to become professional basketball players, to protect and guide them through the tough world of professional basketball.

OUR TEAMMATES