This episode of The Game Plan features Dan Kennedy , former Major League Soccer goalkeeper turned real estate investor. Dan is now Managing Partner at Driven Capital Partners in Long Beach, CA where he focuses on commercial real estate development and property management, working with other professional athletes to help them generate a passive income that will pay off well beyond the prime of their career. We start this episode by exploring the evolution of Major League Soccer and the role that rapid league expansion has played over the years. Dan shares his perspective as a player in the pivotal years of MLS, including tense moments as a member of the executive board of the MLS Player’s Association. Dan also talks about his transition from a career as a professional soccer player into a business professional, and the role business school played in helping him find his way in life beyond the pitch. We discuss his front office role with the LA Galaxy, and why he ultimately decided to change things up and pursue a career in commercial real estate development. Listeners won’t want to miss Dan’s candid point of view on what every professional athlete should be doing with their money (that most aren’t doing today). Special thanks to Tim’s former colleague Andrew Hayes for making the introduction to our guest. Be sure to follow Dan on Twitter and Instagram ( @1DanKennedy ) to keep up with everything he is doing today, as well as his investment group’s website: https://www.drivencap.com . If there is a guest you’d like to see join us on a future episode of The Game Plan please follow and reach out to co-hosts Jay Kapoor ( @JayKapoorNYC ) and Tim Katt ( @Tim_Katt ) on Twitter! Follow The Game Plan on Twitter ( @thegameplanshow ) and Instagram ( @gameplanshow ) for show news & updates, as well as bonus content!
Pat Connaughton, Small Forward for the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks, joins Tim and Jay on The Game Plan live from a job site(!!) in Milwaukee as he prepares for the NBA to restart at the end of this month. In this episode, we explore Pat's foray into real estate development, and how he is turning heads around the NBA not just for his explosive vertical on the court, but also the path to wealth he is building outside the game. Pat goes deep on the real estate investment and development expertise he has gained over the years; a passion he first found as a kid growing up outside of Boston where he joined his dad on various job sites. We uncover how Pat has leveraged his platform as an NBA athlete and Notre Dame alum to unlock opportunities not otherwise available to the general public. We also touch on the NBA restart and what our guest has been doing to stay in game shape throughout the global pandemic. Listeners will find it interesting how Pat, a two-sport athlete in college, ultimately decided to pursue a career in the NBA versus trying his hand at baseball, where he was drafted in the 4th round of the 2014 MLB draft as a pitcher. Make sure to follow Pat Connaughton on Twitter and Instagram to keep up with his latest efforts. Listeners can also check out his feature in The New York Times from earlier this year. Special thanks to Friend of the Pod, JJ Redick, for making the introduction to Pat, as well as to our producer Will Richardson who edited this episode. Follow co-hosts Jay Kapoor ( @JayKapoorNYC ) and Tim Katt ( @Tim_Katt ) for all things sports, media, tech, and venture capital. Follow The Game Plan on Twitter ( @thegameplanshow ) and Instagram ( @gameplanshow ) for show news and updates, to recommend guests, and for bonus content!