At TNG Basketball, we have the privilege and responsibility to plan, advocate, and advise in the best interests of each player we agree to represent.  We have the knowledge, skill, experience and team to guide the modern-day professional athlete on all their career decisions, so they can focus on playing basketball.

I can trust TNG with anything I need. Doug, Mike, Brett, and Eric pay close attention to every detail while always keeping the big picture in mind. Those guys are always one step ahead.”

– Cleanthony Early, New York Knicks



“I signed with Doug when I was 19 years old. We’ve been together 14 years. Need I say more?”

– Boris Diaw, San Antonio Spurs
Doug Neustadt

Doug Neustadt

President View Details
Mike Kneisley

Mike Kneisley

Player Representative View Details
Doug Neustadt

Doug Neustadt


As founder and president of TNG Basketball, Doug is dedicated to helping guide the careers of both his clients and employees. Doug repeatedly reminds everyone involved with TNG that the number one goal is to make every client confident that all the business aspects of their lives are taken care, so they can focus their attention on the court.

  • Doug earned his JD from Pittsburgh School of Law and his Bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University.
  • Before founding TNG Basketball, Doug worked eight years as an NBPA certified agent with Octagon.
  • Doug lives with his wife and two kids in Rockville, MD.
Mike Kneisley

Mike Kneisley

Player Representative

As an NBPA-certified player agent, Mike is involved in all aspects of client representation, including contract negotiations; marketing and endorsements; and day-to-day, pre-Draft, and offseason management. Mike has been with TNG Basketball since its inception in 2005, and uses his dogged, proactive approach to help deliver maximum results to clients, including securing spots in the lottery and and 1st round of the NBA Draft.

  • Mike graduated with a BA from Loyola University Maryland, and earned his JD from the Catholic University of America Law School.
  • Mike lives in Gaithersburg, MD, with his wife and twins.

Brett Friedman

Director of Basketball Operations and In-House Counsel

Brett Friedman has been with TNG for 10 years and is the primary person responsible for operations, scouting, statistical analysis, NBA collective bargaining agreement and salary cap matters, and other legal issues as they arise. He earned degrees from the George Washington University (J.D.) and the University of Georgia (B.B.A., Finance).

Eric Brest

Basketball Operations Manager

Eric was hired in December 2014 as the company’s Basketball Operations Manager. Eric supports TNG across the board, with a focus on recruiting, marketing, client servicing and player research/analysis. Prior to joining TNG, Eric worked for the San Antonio Spurs in the team’s basketball operations department. The New York City native graduated from Syracuse University in 2013 where he studied Sport Management and International Business. Eric currently resides in Washington, D.C.

Mike Greenberg

Creative Director

Mike Greenberg has been with TNG for 8 years as Creative Director overseeing creative content including film and design. He has ideated, directed and executed content for household names including Verizon, National Geographic, and The Food Network, Army National Guard and many national political campaigns.


“Not only did Doug and Mike deliver on the contract side, but they were there when I went through tough moments.”

– Shelvin Mack, Atlanta Hawks


Pro Talent


ProTalent is our exclusive European partner, and we are the only U.S. agency with which they have a formal relationship. Since we were founded in 2005, ProTalent has been helping us land and negotiate contracts directly with GMs and coaches of key European teams. Through the entire process, both ours and PT’s goals are always to protect the interests and maximize the long-term financial opportunities of each client.

United Talent Agency

United Talent Agency

UTA is a prominent entertainment agency headquartered in Beverly Hills. Ryan Hayden, our partner at UTA, helps our clients use entertainment opportunities, including those in sports broadcasting, to develop their brands off-the-court. UTA and Ryan’s reach includes major cable networks and popular websites that regularly procure athletes to provide insightful content.














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