NBA Legend Bill Cartwright was the keynote speaker for this year’s 71st Gary Old Timers Banquet that happened on Wednesday, January 11th. At the event he was able to share a lot of great stories about his days in the NBA, and compared life in professional basketball to how it is these days. Cartwright shared a lot of his other experiences throughout his career, to include both some of the tougher times as well as the exciting times. This talk was a great chance for the audience to get to know the former basketball star and learn a few more personal things about him.
The Lodi, California native and three-time NBA Champion started playing basketball during his high school years, and ended up playing for the University of San Francisco during his college years. During his time at the university, Cartwright led his team to the NCAA tournament three times including twice to the sweet sixteen and once to the first round. He entered the 1979 NBA Draft where he was selected by the New York Knicks as the third overall pick and ended up staying with them for nine years. Over the course of his career, Cartwright also played for the Chicago Bulls and Seattle SuperSonics. After retiring as a player, he went on to coach a variety of different teams both in the NBA and abroad.
Cartwright did a great job as the keynote speaker for this year’s 71st Gary Old Timers Banquet that happened earlier this month on January 11th. He was able to share a lot of his experiences from being in the NBA and got to know the audience on a different level too.
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Watch Bill Cartwright Speaking about his time with the Bulls: