NBA Hall of Famer on Wake Up Right

NBA Hall of Famer and sports executive Pat Williams joined us on Wake Up Right recently! He’s coming to northeast Pennsylvania in May to speak at Man Up! at Clarks Summit University. He plans to talk about learning from the leadership of Jesus, the spiritual disciplines, leading in our churches and homes, and more.

Hear more in this conversation on Wake Up Right!

Learn more about Man Up! and register here.

Hear a longer conversation with Pat Williams about his career with the Phillies, the Magic, his connection to Clarks Summit University, and more here. *Please note that this interview was recorded for the 2020 conference which was postponed due to COVID, so the dates mentioned in this interview are from 2020.


About ManUp! Conference

Man Up! is on the campus of Clarks Summit University, where you’ll eat well, recharge, learn from God’s Word, and even help with a service project during this jam-packed experience.

  • Come after work on Friday, and you’ll get home in time for dinner Saturday—refreshed and ready to Man Up for Christ!
  • Man Up! 2022 Featured speaker: Pat Williams, Senior vice president of Orlando Magic and former General Manager of the Chicago Bulls, Atlanta Hawks and Philadelphia 76ers
  • Italian buffet dinner, man-sized brunch, sundae bar
  • Recreation Center use including basketball courts and The Crag rock climbing wall
  • Enjoy the scenic CSU campus including the Creation Walk and fishing in the pond (bring your own gear)


About Pat Williams

Sports executive Pat Williams has over 50 years of experience in the NBA—most recently as the senior vice president of the NBA’s Orlando Magic. Prior to co-founding the Magic, Williams was general manager of the Chicago Bulls, Atlanta Hawks and most notably, the Philadelphia 76ers, where he assembled the 1982-83 NBA championship team (including Julius Erving and Moses Malone). He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012 and was named one of the 50 most influential people in NBA history in 1996. The former Minor League Baseball player also worked in the front office of the Philadelphia Phillies. In addition to being a motivational speaker, Williams has written more than 100 books, including his latest release Character Carved in Stone. Williams is the proud father of 19 children—five biological and 14 adopted from four nations. He also has 17 grandchildren. He and his wife Ruth reside in Orlando, Florida.


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