KMG’s highly qualified professionals are committed to providing the complete and comprehensive representation that our clients desire. We offer first-rate amenities and services while continuing to provide unparalleled personalized service to our clients. KMG provides its clients with the following services:
- Personal Attention
- NFL Combine Training
- NBA Pre-Draft Training
- Marketing & Endorsements
- Personal Technology Outfitting
- Contract Negotiation
- Financial Coordination
- Community Relations
- Legal Services
- Post-Career Planning
As a KMG Sports client, you are your own CEO. KMG’s team of professionals work as your personal executive team. We provide guidance in all areas of the pro lifestyle and protect your best interest in every endeavor.
NFL Combine Training
KMG Sports utilizes an extensive network to explore and develop new and innovative combine training strategies. We recognize that each athlete is unique, with individual needs, and there is no universal combine training plan. KMG has developed flexible combine training program options geared toward enhancing athletic performance in any situation.
PLAN A – Ignition Combine Training
The Ignition NFL Combine Program is based on results-driven methodologies, uniquely suited to the needs of each athlete. The combination of individualized attention along with intense group sessions gives athletes the “total package” opportunity to focus on improvement in areas most needed for Combine test day. The training programs are geared toward improving speed, strength, and skills specific to the testing at the Scouting Combine.
PLAN B – REMOTE Combine Training
The remote combine training program gives the athlete the option to train at a selected facility approved by KMG and the athlete.
PLAN C – On-Campus Training
KMG’s primary concern is with the athlete reaching their highest level of potential in the most advantageous atmosphere possible. Therefore if it is in the best interest of the athlete, KMG will participate in the coordination of on-campus training.
NBA Pre-Draft Training
We utilize our vast resources, experience, and relationships to help each client achieve their highest level of potential. Our exclusive pre-draft program has produced some amazing results by implementing an intensive program which focuses not only with on-court preparations but off the court as well.
Our pre-draft training program is designed to fit the specific needs of each client by applying comprehensive training regiments. Clients will have the opportunity to work individually with nationally recognized coaches and former professional athletes from around the country to obtain these goals.
Marketing & Endorsements
As a member of the KMG team, clients will enjoy the benefit of an in-depth, personalized marketing plan. Our marketing associates will assess the athlete’s positioning and implement a strategic marketing plan to build name brand recognition and maximize off the field revenue. Whether it is creating a lithograph for marketing purposes or securing the cover of the EA Sports Football cover (for the first non-Heisman Trophy winner, Shaun Alexander), KMG aggressively pursues marketing opportunities for every client.
KMG has a history of securing, negotiating, and drafting marketing & endorsement agreements with companies such as: Nike, Reebok, Under Armour, Adidas, Sprint PCS, Panasonic, EA Sports, Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, Topps Trading Cards, Upper Deck, Dick’s Sporting Goods, E! Entertainment Television, FOX Sports, ESPN, WEBN, Subway, PowerBar, Gatorade, Red Bull, Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola, and many others.
Personal Technology Outfitting
Today you can connect with your fans like never before, we provide you with the tools and training to help you achieve success.
KMG has solidified itself in the sports marketplace as one of the premier contract negotiating firms. Collectively negotiating and having under contract over $250 million in client revenue during the last 5 years. Our management team uses extensive preparation, research, and planning to generate maximum compensation for our clients. We strive to establish new standards in the industry.
Richard L. Katz has negotiated professional playing contracts for over 30 years as a Certified Contract Advisor with the National Football League Players Association and the National Basketball Players Association. He has negotiated NFL contracts for players at every position and with every NFL team on multiple occasions. He has negotiated NFL first round contracts to seventh round, rookie free agents, restricted free agents, and unrestricted free agents. He has negotiated NBA first round contracts to free agent contracts and negotiated contracts for basketball players at every position.
We believe negotiation is not based solely on numbers set by previous teams and players. There is an intrinsic value to each individual athlete that must be determined. Our experience and skill allow us to calculate and capitalize on that value. We pride ourselves on attention to detail. There is no substitute for preparation, research, and planning.
KMG Sports Notable Contracts:
- 6-years $12.5 million guaranteed (Frank Martin)
- 4-years $20 million guaranteed (Jason Maxiell)
- 11-years $28.6 million guaranteed (Bob Huggins)
- Maximum amount applicable under the NBA Rookie Salary Scale, at selected 1st round draft position (Jason Maxiell)
- Highest paid NFL player (Antoine Winfield)
- Highest paid NFL defensive back (Antoine Winfield)
- Contract incentives accelerating NFL base salary from $440,000 to $3.2 million (Shaun Alexander)
- Highest paid offensive lineman in NFL History, at time of negotiation (John Jackson)
- Highest paid NFL offensive lineman (John Jackson)
KMG works with well known financial institutions and financial planning companies and individuals, all of whom are eminently qualified and certified by the appropriate Player’s Associations.
The individuals, companies, and/or institutions you decide to work with will evaluate your financial needs and objectives. Once those needs and objectives are determined you will receive advice as to a precise financial strategy. An emphasis is placed on balanced planning, long-term financial security, asset protection, and significant asset growth.
We encourage our clients to participate in charitable and socially conscious activities both in their hometown and the city where their club is located. KMG is prepared to assist the athlete in foundation development, event planning, media awareness, fund raising, and any other charitable program in order to achieve this objective.
KMG has had the privilege of assisting in the planning and implementation of several charitable organizations such as: The Shaun Alexander Foundation and The John Jackson Foundation. Each foundation has raised money to significantly impact local communities.
KMG’s legal team are experts in Contract Law including Domestic and International contracts. Our team is comprised of three attorneys: Richard L. Katz, Michael McCafferty and Amanda Siegrist.
Richard L. Katz has had a private practice of law in Cincinnati, Ohio, for over 35 years and has been an Adjunct Professor of Sports Law for over 15 years.
We cover multiple areas of law and are licensed to practice law in multiple states. If you have a legal matter which requires expert legal advice that we cannot provide, we will see that you have the best expert for your circumstances.
In today’s sports world earning potential is limited to a relatively short period of time. As a result, KMG encourages and facilitates the strategic planning of post-career activities.
From the start, we work with our clients to assist in building relationships and business contacts that will help ease the transition from the playing field to the business arena. KMG will continue to work with the client through retirement to ensure a productive and fulfilling secondary career.