When Dr. James Naismith invented the sport of basketball, surely even he could not have predicted how popular the game would become around the globe. What started as mainly a sport in the United States is now played around the world, thanks in part to the ambitions of the NBA and their efforts to expand the game. TV ratings and ticket sales are sky high in the U.S., and the popularity of basketball continues to grow in Asia, Europe and South America. Take advantage of that by booking a basketball player or coach as a speaker or for an endorsement or personal appearance.
Avery Johnson helped lead his team the San Antonio Spurs to the 1999 NBA Championship and continued his career on the other side of the court as an NBA Coach of the Dallas Mavericks. Johnson is now the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets.
Ben Howland is the head coach basketball coach at UCLA, where he has lead the Bruins to two PAC 10 titles in ten years.
Former Head Coach at Seton Hall University and Fairleigh Dickinson University; Play-by-play announcer for CBS Sports; ESPN College Basketball Analyst
Former center for the Boston Celtics; Five-time NBA MVP; Twelve-time NBA All-Star; Eleven-time NBA Champion; Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame; 1956 Olympic gold medalist
Head Coach of the Florida Gators who he has lead to two NCAA Championships and multiple SEC titles.
Emmy Award Winning NCAA Men's Basketball Broadcaster for NBC and CBS; Host of Survive and Advance, an NCAA Tournament preview show for Fox Sports
Former NBA forward for the Bulls, Bucks, Nets & SuperSonics; 3x NBA All-Star; Director of Community Relations for the Chicago Bulls
Standout College Basketball Player at Oregon State University; Two-time NBA Champion with the San Antonio Spurs; 1996 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion
Former Los Angles Lakers Player, and NBA Coach. Scott is currently the Head Coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Retired NBA Player; NBA All Star; Member of the U.S. Olympic Dream Team; NBA Broadcaster and Co-host of the Emmy winning series "Inside The NBA."
Women's Basketball Hall of Famer; Former Standout Player at USC; Head Coach of the Pheonix Mercury; Broadcaster for TNT, ABC, ESPN, and NBA TV
Fox & ESPN Broadcaster: The Olympics, the Daytona 500, horse racing’s Triple Crown series of races, the Super Bowl, the World Series, The Masters, the NBA finals, the U.S. Open and the NCAA Final Four tournament.
Former head basketball coach at Villanova, currently assistant head coach for Texas Tech.
CBS College Sports roadcaster; Former NBA Player for the Indiana Pacers; Standout College Basketball Player at Ohio State University
Coach Ken Carter was the head coach of the Richmond High School basketball program from 1997-2002, and had a movie made based on his time spent there enitied "Coach Carter".
Guard for the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury; Member of the 2004 U.S. Women's Olympic Gold Medal Team in Athens
Former Notre Dame Basketball Coach from 1971 - 1991; Former ESPN College Basketball Broadcaster
Doc Rivers is recently known for his success coaching the Boston Celtics.
Known for his playing days with the Boston Celtics, who retired his number, Don Nelson has been coaching since his retirement from playing.
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