Matt Babcock is the owner and founder of Babcock Hoops. Matt also serves as an NBA draft analyst and is a key contributor to Babcock Hoops’ written content.
Before launching Babcock Hoops, Matt was a certified NBPA and FIBA agent and accumulated 11 years of experience in the sports management industry working for a number of agencies, including his own agency, Babcock Sports. Through his experience as an agent he was exposed to the inner workings of basketball, providing him an array of knowledge about the business behind the game.
Matt has worked with many professional basketball players ranging from NBA superstars to EuroLeague players to young prospects looking to build careers internationally. Matt has negotiated millions of dollars worth of contracts. In 2015, he negotiated the most lucrative contract for a 2nd round draft pick in NBA history, at that time, making that contract the largest fully negotiated deal for an NBA draft pick since 1995.
Prior to the 2018 NBA draft, Matt served as a contributor for Sports Illustrated and The Crossover. He provided a series of stories outlining the protocols pertaining to the NBA draft process from the perspective of an NBA agent and the players they represent.
Aside from Matt’s experience as an agent and media member, he also brings first-hand experience as a former basketball player and coach. He was a standout player at George Walton High School in Marietta, Georgia and went on to be a member of the basketball teams at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida and the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. He also spent one season as an assistant coach for Virtus Bologna, a professional basketball team in Bologna, Italy.
Along with Matt’s professional experience, he also grew up in a 'basketball family'. He learned the game from his father, Dave Babcock, Director of Player Personnel for the Milwaukee Bucks and his two uncles, Pete and Rob Babcock, both of whom are former NBA general managers. His two cousins, Chris and Nate Babcock, also hold positions within the Philadelphia 76ers and Atlanta Hawks organizations, respectively.
Matt Babcock has learned from the best in every aspect of the game and has assimilated that knowledge into his daily work and life to emerge as a rare member of the media with well-rounded, direct basketball experience.
Matt, his wife, Meghan, and their two children, Matthew, Jr., and Madeleine, reside in Denver, Colorado.