In addition to his role at Game OVA, Cortez works in Sports Consulting, where he is responsible for creating comprehensive data reports, analyzing and storing video, and traveling with Executives to aid in meetings.
During the 2018-2019 season, Cortez worked at the National Basketball Association (NBA) League Office where he was responsible for live coding NBA games and broadcasting them over the NBA League Pass platform. A few notable games covered include: the 2019 NBA Finals, the 2019 Western Conference Finals, Dwayne Wade's final NBA game in which he notched a triple-double, Chris Bosh's Miami Heat Jersey Retirement Ceremony, Dirk Nowitzki's historic performance in which he became the 6th player in NBA history to score 31,000 career points, and Christmas Day.
Cortez has spent the past two Summers working as a Team Assistant for the World Champion Toronto Raptors, assisting team personnel with various responsibilities, during NBA Summer League.
Cortez began his professional career as an Assistant Coach at Bishop O'Dowd High School where he was responsible for scouting upcoming opponents, breaking down and analyzing video, and instructing student-athletes on various basketball concepts. O'Dowd posted an overall record of 27-6 and finished the season ranked #74 Nationally and #10 in the state of California.
While attending UC Berkeley, Cortez served as a Student Assistant Coach for the California Men's Basketball Program. He helped the Golden Bears land an ESPN Top 10 recruiting class, make an NCAA March Madness Tournament appearance, and achieve a program record 27 consecutive home wins. He graduated in 2017, earning degrees in Legal Studies and Sociology.
Cortez began his basketball career in 2010 as a Student Manager and eventual Student-Athlete at Bishop O'Dowd High School, where he captured two NorCal Championships.