We Take Pride in Representing the Best Players—and the Best People Too.
Bell Management International is built around the ideals and vision of president and founder Joel Bell. Joel believes his clients deserve four things from his agency:
- To develop individual goals specific to each client
- To keep clients informed about the current team and contract negotiations
- To form a strong personal relationship with each client in order to fully understand their goals and objectives
- To create individual programs for each client based on their one-of-a-kind characteristics and circumstances
This approach is unique in the industry and can only be achieved with close relationships with clients. That’s why Bell Management International represents not only great athletes but great people, too.
President, Bell Management International
Since 1993, Joel Bell has negotiated over One Billion Dollars ( $1,000,000,000) in contract negotiations for his clients. He has also negotiated shoe deals with every major shoe company, beverage company,restaurant chain and clothing company He has a perfect 100% record for securing offer sheets for his restricted free agents, which is 80% higher than the average sports agent. He has achieved this through painstaking and exacting attention to statistical and financial analysis in every single contract negotiation.
Joel has represented several Top 5 draft picks, as well as many lottery and mid-1st round picks in various NBA Drafts. ESPN cited Joel as having negotiated the best NBA contract of the last decade, and negotiating the largest upfront payment ever received by a rookie. He has also represented top female athletes such as Katrina McClain and Sheryl Swoopes, working with Nike to create the Air Swoopes, the first shoe ever named for a female player.
Joel graduated from American University with degrees in economics and communications, and later received a Juris Doctor from the Duke University School of Law, where he remains involved. In addition to prior work in the legal field as a business litigator, Joel has worked as a sports writer for American, Australian, and European magazines and a television host. He is also the former Director of International Events for the World Basketball League and was General Manager and coach for several professional teams.He is most proud of the work he has done on behalf of his clients in their communities, arranging hundreds of college scholarships for deserving youth and programs that teach music to the developmentally disabled.