Draft Room Experience


Make the most of your Scout School experience by applying for one of the Experience Sessions. The Draft Room experience has been designed to introduce participants to executives at the highest level in their field and provide an inside look at what goes go in an NBA Draft war room.

We have created a detailed itinerary to provide an impactful learning experience. No matter what your passion is, the journey into the basketball world starts at Pro Scout School. Follow your dreams and learn from the best in the industry.


Who are the Experiences For?

  • Individuals looking to pursue their dream in an NBA Front Office
  • Current professionals or students seeking to expand their skill set and network

How will we select the participants?

  • The application process is designed to create the best learning experience for all participants

What differentiates the Draft Room Experience from Scout School?

  • You receive additional sessions after Pro Scout School concludes each day
  • The Draft Room Experience provides direct introductions to decision makers in the sports industry


  • Intimate Learning Experience

    Each experience will provide 25 selected participants with the opportunity for roundtable discussions with the top executives in their field.

  • Unparalleled Access to Top Executives

    Sit with presenters to discuss your goals and direction to achieve your desired career path.

  • Q&A Opportunity

    Ability to ask questions throughout the two sessions.



Donnie Nelson

President, Dallas Mavericks

One of the most respected minds in the NBA, Donnie Nelson is involved in every aspect of the Mavericks basketball operations. Nelson, who owns 22 years of NBA experience, came to Dallas on Jan. 2, 1998 after three seasons as an assistant coach with the Phoenix Suns. During his tenure, the Mavericks have made the playoffs seven consecutive seasons, been to the Western Conference Finals twice, reached a franchise milestone in 2006 when they advanced to the NBA Finals, and won their first Division Title in 20 years in 2007.


Tony Ronzone

Dir. Player Personnel, Dallas Mavericks

Ronzone is currently the Player Personnel Director for the Dallas Mavericks. From 2008-2013, he was the Director of Scouting  for the USA Basketball Olympic Team. In 2012 he became an Olympic Gold Medalist when the USA Basketball team won the Olympics game. He worked with the Minnesota Timberwolves as their Assistant GM/Player Personnel from 2010-2011.  From 2005-2010 he was the Director of Basketball Operations for Detroit Pistons. While he was the Director of International Scouting for the Pistons (2001-2005) he became an NBA Champion (2004).


Jim Stack

25 Yr NBA Executive

Jim Stack has over 25 years experience in an NBA Front Office. He last served as General Manager of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Prior to joining the Wolves, Stack had served in the basketball operations departments of the Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks. Stack spent the 2003-04 campaign as an advance scout with the Knicks. Before his stint in New York, Stack spent three years as an assistant coach with the Pacers, beginning with the 2000-01 season. During Stack’s 13-year tenure with Chicago, the team won six NBA titles and established a record for most wins in a season, with 72 regular-season wins in 1995-96. Stack served as the Assistant Vice President of Basketball Operations.