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Kyrie Irving, Martellus Bennett enroll in Harvard Business School program

Lucy Burdge
September 11, 2018 - 4:30 pm

Students at Harvard Business School are getting back into their studies this week as the fall semester begins and among them are Kyrie Irving and Martellus Bennett. 

Irving and Bennett are enrolled in a semester-long program in Cambridge called “Crossover Into Business,” taught by HBS professor Anita Elberse.

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The program aims to help professional athletes better prepare themselves for “business activities during and after their active sports careers.”

Irving, Bennett and the other students will each be paired with MBA student mentors who will “develop their business acumen and empower them to make better business decisions.”

“When I am playing basketball or perfecting my craft, which comes with a lot of sacrifice, then the time that I’ve got outside of it, I’ll use to develop a lot of interests and passions that I have, to make up for that,” Irving said in June. “I feel like if I had the same amount of time that I was afforded [for basketball> to learn about business and investments, I think I’d probably be in a pretty different place.”

Nets point guard Spencer Dinwiddie, Pistons center Zaza Pachulia, and Nuggets forward Paul Millsap are also enrolled in the course.