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Loretta McNary talks to Sr VP Orlando Magic Pat Williams

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Today our guest is basketball Hall-of-Famer, Pat Williams, co-founder and senior vice president of the NBA’s Orlando Magic. 

Pat Williams is the author of over 80 books including, "How to Be Like Jackie Robinson". (HCI Books-$14.95) a dynamic book in the How to Be Like, a “character biography” series, which focuses on drawing out important lessons from the life of their subjects. Rather than just reviewing Robinson’s life in full, as so many books on his life have done, How to Be Like Jackie Robinson gives readers lessons and teachings from this remarkable man to take into their daily lives.

Pat Williams currently serves as co-founder and senior vice president of the NBA’s Orlando Magic. As one of America’s top motivational speakers, he has addressed thousands of executives in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies and national associations to universities and nonprofits.  Clients include AllState, American Express, Cisco, Coca-Cola, Disney, Honeywell, IBM, ING, Nike, and others

Since 1968, Pat has been in the NBA as general manager for teams in Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia—including the 1983 World Champion 76ers—and now the Orlando Magic, which he co-founded in 1987 and helped lead to the NBA finals in 1995 and 2009. In 1996, Pat was named as one of the 50 most influential people in NBA history by Beckett’s, a national publication. In 2012, Pat received the John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.