Pistons hire Pat Garrity into front office

The Detroit Pistons have hired ex-NBA forward Pat Garrity as their new Director of Strategic Planning, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Garrity has had a successful post-playing career in the financial industry and reunites with Pistons president and coach Stan Van Gundy in Detroit.
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Remembering Heart & Hustle

Ask Magic CEO Alex Martins what team fans remember most in the Magic’s history and the answer will inevitably center around three teams. The two Finals trips in 1995 and 2009 stand out. Obviously. Those were dream seasons. The other season though? It would hardly count as a blip on most franchise’s radars. A .500 season that saw the team fall a game short of the Playoffs. Again...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Pat Garrity’s life beyond basketball

Pat Garrity is not around Orlando much these days. He is not around the NBA much a whole lot actually. There were reports he was in Chicago for the NBA Draft Combine and that he wants to get into an NBA front office. For now, Garrity is just that really tall guy working for an investment firm in Connecticut living a life that is “not as exciting as standing in the corner for open...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Horace Grant “Legend’s Night” at Amway Center Tonight!

Get your goggles out and ready! In continuation of the Orlando Magic’s 25th anniversary season-long celebration the team will honor former Magic great, Horace Grant, tonight at the Magic’s matchup vs. the Charlotte Bobcats. The night will feature a center court presentation at the end of the first quarter. Grant will join FOX Sports Florida’s broadcasts including Magic Live...
Via Magic Basketball Online
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic to honor Horace Grant at Jan. 17 game vs. Bobcats

ORLANDO, Fla. -- In continuation of the Orlando Magic's 25th anniversary season-long celebration the team will honor former Magic great, Horace Grant, at the Magic's January 17 matchup vs. the Charlotte Bobcats, tip-off set for 7 p.m. The night will feature a center court presentation at the end of the first quarter. Grant will join FOX Sports Florida's broadcasts including...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

An odd anniversary

Today is a bit of an odd anniversary as I pointed out on Twitter last night during the Super Bowl. Besides being a great game, last night's Super Bowl was noteworthy for the nearly 30-minute delay early in the second half when the power in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome went out unexpectedly. Yes, there are stadium malfunctions that tend to make news. The bat at the Bradley...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

The #NBA Is Tweeting, Featuring Nick Collison

In this edition of The #NBA Is Tweeting, Sonny Weems falls out of bed, Primoz Brezec lives in the 21st century, MarShon Brooks is unrealistic, and Nick Collison remembers a time when he and Bill Nye were each others’ biggest fans.  Also, Terrence Ross adjusts to Canadian television, JJ Redick learns from Pat Garrity, and Chris Kaman kills to eat, not for fun. Sonny Weems (@Sonny13...
Via NBA 24/7 365
September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Billy Hunter Gave Millions To His Son Bank With NBA Union Funds

According to Yahoo Sports, NBPA executive director Billy Hunter funded a bank -- back in 2009 -- up to $9 million with NBA union money.The report details that the investment went to Interstate Net Bank of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, shortly after the banking crisis in 2008. Former NBA player Pat Garrity, who at the time was union treasurer, discovered that Hunter's son -- Todd Hunter...
Via The Juicy Online
April 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Garrity Challenged Hunter's Business Practices In 2009

Former NBPA treasurer Pat Garrity had planned to challenge Billy Hunter on business practices during the weekend of the 2009 All-Star Game in Phoenix.
Via RealGM
April 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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