Pat Williams

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Pat was a Tower Hill School product who went on to co-found the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association and helped lead it to the NBA finals in 1995. He was general manager of NBA
teams in Chicago, Atlanta, and Philadelphia. Williams spent seven years with the Philadelphia Phillies’ organization, two as a player, and five in the front office and three years with the Minnesota
Twins. Twenty-one of his teams have made the NBA playoffs, five have gone to the finals. He was named one of the 50 most Influential men in NBA history in 1996. Pat spear-headed the birth of the
WNBA’s Orlando Miracle team in 1998. He has drafted, signed, and traded many of the NBA’s best players and coaches. Williams is considered one of America’s best motivational, inspirational and
humorous speakers. He is an inductee in Wake Forest University’s Sports Hall of Fame (was catcher on Deacons’ ACC 1962 championship team). Pat has run in 13 marathons and climbed Mount Rainier in
Washington State. He caught pitchers Bob Feller, Bob Gibson, Fergie Jenkins, Rollie Fingers, and Gaylord Perry in major league fantasy camps.



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