“I believe in every player that I represent, as a player, and a person.”
–Brian Dyke, Founder
Shibumi Sports is a boutique sports agency deeply rooted in the belief that a company can embody a small family atmosphere, while yielding enormous results for its clients.
Intentionally selective; built on personally cultivated relationships, Shibumi’s leadership is intimately involved in the day-to-day and game-to-game affairs of it’s athletes—from daily client scouting calls to game review and analysis, and frequent attendance.
Brian Dyke is a player-agent with 18 years of extensive experience positioning top-tier athletes for professional success.
Founder of Shibumi Sports, launched in 2000, Brian’s expertise includes player draft preparation and professional team workout coordination, negotiating professional player/team contracts, and securing marketing contracts for his clients with companies like Nike, Reebok, Adidas, Coca-Cola, 2K Sports and EA Sports.
Prior to starting his own boutique agency, Brian worked for Creative Talent Management. During his three-year tenure, the company signed numerous first round NBA draft picks, where he managed marketing, client relations and player development.
John “Jay” Baptiste
Jay Baptiste joined Shibumi Sports in 2008 to assist in building up the agency’s WNBA and International divisions.
An 14-year industry-veteran with a background in marketing and sponsorship working with McDonald’s, Alltel Wireless, Verizon Wireless, AARP and Russell Athletic, he started his own agency, Gladiator Sports, after working for NBA coach Bernie Bickerstaff for a number of years. Gladiator Sports was founded to assist male and female players in securing professional contracts in Europe; helping many players achieve their dream of playing professional basketball.