An Agency Without Borders

We are a full-service sports management agency supporting players and coaches in leagues around the globe. For us, serving our clients comes first—next door or on the next continent.

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Clients

Services

We offer a full range of services for both coaches and players at the highest levels of basketball.

Coaches

  • Contract Negotiations
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing Opportunities
  • Interview Preparation/Training

Players

  • Professional Athlete Services
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing Opportunities

News

The latest successes and signings, find out what our clients are up to — on and off the court.

Janel McCarville Stays With Lynx

McCarville started all 32 games she played in last season, averaging 6.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and a career-best 2.9 assists per game (2nd among WNBA centers) for the Lynx. She came up big for the Lynx in the playoffs, averaging 9.3 points on 13-for-21 (61.9%) shooting, 4.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists as Minnesota swept the Atlanta Dream in the WNBA Finals for its second championship in three seasons.
“I’m excited to be back with the Lynx,” said McCarville. “Last year was obviously a great season for us, both on and off the court. I had so much fun playing alongside all of the amazing talent on our roster, and I can’t wait to do it all over again this summer as we defend our title.”

Bradbury Leads Wright State to First Ever NCAA Bid

Down 10 points early in the second half, Mike Bradbury and the Wright State women’s basketball team outscored Green Bay 52-23 the rest of the way to defeat the Phoenix 88-69 in the Horizon League title game Sunday afternoon, earning its first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament as a Division I member. Wright State (26-8) will play Kentucky in Lexington on Saturday.

Staley Leads Gamecocks to first SEC Title

South Carolina clinched at least a share of the SEC regular-season championship with its 69-55 win over Florida on Sunday, coupled with Kentucky’s defeat of Texas A&M. It is the first SEC title for the women’s basketball program. The No. 4 Gamecocks (25-2, 13-1 SEC) can finish no worse than 13-3 in the SEC, and the two other teams bidding for the title, Tennessee and Texas A&M, can finish no better than 13-3. If USC wins its final home game on Thursday against Georgia, the Gamecocks will clinch the title outright, claiming the No. 1 seed for the SEC tournament. The second-largest women’s basketball crowd in Colonial Life Arena history (10,547) was there on Sunday to watch USC beat Florida.

 

About

With nearly two decades of experience, we have the expertise to guide our clients through all career phases. Our expertise is enhanced through strategic global partnerships with like-minded sports agencies.

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Mike Cound

President

Mike has been representing professional basketball players around the world since 1994.

A graduate of Hendrix College in 1987 with a BA in Spanish, Mike received a Masters Degree in Hispanic Studies from Auburn University in 1994.  His background includes playing basketball at Hendrix College and then in mid-level leagues and tours in Brazil, Spain and Tunisia (North Africa).  He has also coached on professional club teams in North Africa; prior to that he was the youngest high school head coach in the state of Arkansas in 1988-89.

Mike was a college Spanish professor at Auburn University and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for six years before becoming a sports agent full time.  As an agent for female basketball players, Mike has negotiated over 450 contracts in the WNBA for players from more than 40 U.S. universities and 12 countries; he has negotiated more than 1100 contracts in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South America.

Mike has lived in Spain, Mexico, and Tunisia, North Africa, where he met his wife Cindy.  He is fluent in Spanish, Arabic and proficient in Italian, Portuguese and French.  Mike and Cindy have one son, Jerry, and reside in Chattanooga, TN.

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Tom Cross

Senior Director, Operations

Tom joined the Cound group in 2006 as the Director of Operations. In addition to overseeing contract negotiations and placement of clients, Tom is the Chief Operating officer of the Coaches Division of the agency.

He brings with him an immeasurable amount of experience in the world of women’s basketball at all levels. Considered an excellent evaluator of talent, he has proven success scouting prospects across the globe.

Prior to joining the Cound Group he served as the Director of Player Personnel for the WNBA’s Houston Comets. His primary responsibilities included player evaluation, draft preparation and salary cap management.

Tom joined the Comets after serving as the Associate Head Coach at the University of Memphis. Prior to his work at Memphis, Tom spent five seasons with the Detroit Shock of the WNBA serving as assistant coach and Director of Scouting.

A native of Dallas, Texas. Tom earned his bachelor’s degree in Government from the University of Texas at Austin in 1995. Tom also earned at Master’s degree in Sports Administration from St. Thomas University in Miami. Currently based in Houston, Texas, Tom is married to the former Jae Kingi of Australia. The couple has four daughters, Jenisha, Taylor, Cale and Haylee.