In this episode of The Bill Cartwright Show, Bill sits down with former Don Bobby Giron. They discuss his life growing up as a Bay Area native where he picked up basketball from an early age mostly due to his father, who worked at USF as the university's equipment manager for over 36 years. Bobby recalls his time playing basketball, where he eventually made his way onto the USF Men's Basketball team as a Bill's teammate. Bill and Bobby reminisce on their favorite times at USF. Bobby then discusses his involvement with e-sports, an inclusive sports program for kids both with typical and special needs.
In this episode of The Bill Cartwright Show, Bill sits down with former WNBA player and current coach, Lisa Willis. Lisa talks about growing up in Long Beach, California where she discovered her love for basketball early on. As a four year varsity player, Lisa committed to UCLA during her sophomore year. Bill and Lisa touch on Lisa's favorite memories and teams during her time in the WNBA, where she was able to be apart of several organizations including the Los Angeles Sparks and the New York Liberty. After the WNBA, Lisa spent some time playing oversees before returning to the states as an assistant coach for the Westchester Knicks.
In this episode of The Bill Cartwright Show, Bill sits down with former USF Don Rodney Lee. Rodney talks about his time growing up in San Francisco, where he picked up photography in his teen years. Rodney recalls his time taking photos for USF, the 49ers, and the warriors. While attending USF, he was able to continue taking photos while also playing on the USF Tennis team. Bill and Rodney discuss his favorite memories at USF and how his time at the school helped him transition into his career as an orthodontist.
In this episode of The Bill Cartwright Show, Bill sits down with San Francisco native Derick Brown. They discuss Derick's early life growing up in San Francisco and how he grew inspired to give back to the community. Throughout the years, Derick has dedicated his life to leading community and neighborhood engagements addressing complex problems. Bill and Derick discuss his various roles, including being the Senior Community Engagement Advisor for the San Francisco Police Department, Director of the Office of Neighborhood Services for the late SF mayor Ed Lee, as well as the Director of Community Relations for Boys and Girls Club of SF. Derick is now serving as the Senior Director of USF's Leo T. McCarthy Center, bringing his journey full circle.
In this episode of The Bill Cartwright Show, Bill sits down with Dr. Angel Iscovich, an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the Healthcare Industry, Staffing Industry, and Telemedicine. They discuss the topics revolving around human routine. In his latest book, The Art of Routine, Dr. Iscovich shares his original study of routine and how it can improve longevity, performance, and adaptability. Bill and Dr. Iscovich apply some of the discoveries shared in the book to their lives, as well as the lives of some well known athletes and celebrities.
In this episode of The Bill Cartwright Show, Bill sits down with former professional basketball player and Chicago Bulls play-by-by announcer Tom Dore. Bill and Tom discuss Tom's basketball journey, from his time in high school to his years at the University of Missouri, where he became the school's all-time leader in NCAA tournament blocked shots. Tom elaborates on his transition from playing professionally overseas to his start in sports radio where he eventually became the play-by-play announcer for the Chicago Bulls in 1991. Tom recalls some of his favorite memories and games in his time with the Bulls.
In this episode of The Bill Cartwright Show, Bill sits down with Sacramento native TC Martin. They discuss TC's various endeavors in the entertainment industry including his time promoting music and wrestling, to starting his own sports talk show in the TC Martin Show. TC is currently the play by play voice of the Las Vegas Aces of the WNBA. In addition to all this, TC is the founder of the Sacramento Sports Hall of Fame.
In this episode of The Bill Cartwright Show, Bill sits down with former USF Director of Athletics Bill Hogan. They discuss his upbringing and how he picked up sports from a young age. They also touch on his time as Director of Athletics for USF, where he spent 15 overseeing the school's athletics programs. Hogan recalls his time at USF, including his favorite memories and moments from his tenure as a Don. Hogan now serves at the Director of Athletics for Seattle University in Washington.
In this episode of The Bill Cartwright Show, Bill sits down with former executive & Assistant Coach for the Chicago Bulls, Karen Stack Umlauf. They discuss her upbringing, how she fell in love with the game of basketball, and her road to becoming a Division 1 player at Loyola and Northwestern University. Bill and Karen also talk about her transition playing professional basketball oversees to her role in the front office of the Chicago Bulls. Karen recounts her time with the Bulls and goes into detail about her relationship with Jerry Krause, who was one of her big supporters in the organization.
In this episode of The Bill Cartwright Show, Bill sits down with former Don Peanut Louie Harper. They talk about her childhood and how she grew up playing tennis, which eventually led her to the University of San Francisco as the team's star tennis player. Peanut recalls her time as a top-ranked junior tennis player and professional tennis player on the WTA tour. Bill and Peanut also discuss her favorite memories of her time playing professionally and how she transitioned into her role as the co-founder and program director of Harper for Kids, a youth character development program.
In this episode of The Bill Cartwright Show, Bill sits down with Singer/Songwriter/Musician Mike Simon. They talk about this upbringing and how he got into making music. They also discuss Mike's ideas on what makes good music as well as his greatest musical inspirations that have influenced his work/style.
In this Episode of the Bill Cartwright Show, Bill sits down with fitness expert and motivational speaker "Coach Mike" Harris. Coach Mike, a former US Navy Special Forces Veteran turned entrepreneur, discusses his upbringing and how his experiences growing up molded him into the person he is today. Bill and Mike dive deep and explore how Mike was able to build his business from the ground up and turn it into such a success. Coach Mike lays out some of his business philosophies and shares what he believes separates good business from bad ones. He also offers his advice to students who are about to graduate and join the workforce.
In this Episode of the Bill Cartwright Show, Bill sits down with Former USF Don Brad Quanstrom. They discuss his upbringing and how he grew to love the game of basketball where he eventually made his way onto the USF basketball team. Brad recalls his favorite memories at USF as well as the transition he made into the professional world of printing.
In this Episode of The Bill Cartwright Show, Bill sits down with Former NBA Teammate Louis Orr. They talk about his basketball career from his high school days at Withrow High School to being drafted by the Indiana Pacers as the 28th pick in the 1980 NBA Draft. Bill and Louis recall their time as Teammates on the New York Knicks and also touch on the transition Louis made to coaching where he is currently serving as an assistant coach at Georgetown under Patrick Ewing.
In this Episode of The Bill Cartwright Show, Bill sits down with Don Levin, a former Professional Golf Player. They talk about his career from college to his time on the PGA tour. They also discuss what makes a good golfer as well as Don's connection with his son Spencer Levin, who is a professional golfer himself.
In this Episode of The Bill Cartwright Show, Bill sits down with USF Hall of Famer Mike Quick. They talk about his time at USF where he played from 1970 to 1973. Mike recalls his favorite memories from his time on the hilltop, including defeating No. 3 Long Beach State in the 1973 NCAA Tournament. Bill and Mike also discuss Mike's life after USF, including being drafted by the Kansas City Kings and playing oversees in Europe.
In this Episode of The Bill Cartwright Show, Bill sits down with Former USF Don Ken Ramirez. They talk about his time at USF where Ken was part of the rebirth of Dons basketball during the mid 1980's. They also discuss his transition into his professional career where he worked under prestigious brands such as Coca-Cola, Bacardi, and his current position as the Regional Vice President at Body Armor. Bill and Ken dive into what makes these brands so successful and outlines some of the goals he has set for Body Armor in the near future.
In this Episode of The Bill Cartwright Show, Bill sits down with former USF Don Jeff Kane. They discuss his time at USF where he studied Economics and was able to help out the basketball team as a team manager. Jeff recalls his favorite memories around the basketball team and delves into how he made the transition to insurance after graduating.
In this episode of The Bill Cartwright Show, Bill sits down with Elk Grove native Spencer Levin, American professional golfer who currently plays on the Korn Ferry Tour. They discuss his golf career stemming from his time at UCLA and the University of New Mexico to his professional debut on the PGA tour. They also touch on his favorite memories of his golf career so far as well as Levin's thoughts on what makes a great caddie.
In this episode of The Bill Cartwright Show, Bill sits down with Former USF Director of Golf, Dr. Gary Nelson. They discuss his time running the school's golf program as well as the opportunity he was given in 2010 when he was appointed USF’s interim athletic director, where he successfully led a smooth administrative transition leading up to the appointment of Scott Sidwell in May of 2011.
In this episode of The Bill Cartwright Show Bill sits down with 3 Time NBA Champion, Stacey King. They discuss his career in college and the NBA and what made him such a great player. They gloss over his time with the Chicago Bulls where King helped the franchise win 3 NBA Championships back to back to back.
In this episode of The Bill Cartwright Show Bill sits down Former USF Don Pat Cremin. They talk about his journey growing up playing baseball and how he made the decision to join the USF team as a catcher. They also discuss Pat's transition into law and his thoughts on the game of baseball today in a world of fast and quick information.
In this episode of The Bill Cartwright Show Bill sits down with former WNBA player Danielle Viglione. They discuss her basketball career from college to the pros and how she was able to work hard and earn herself a spot in the Sacramento Sports Hall of Fame.
In this episode of The Bill Cartwright Show Bill talks with Hall of Famer Ruthie Bolton. They discuss her basketball career from college to the WNBA. They also talk about her drive and passion for the game and what made her such a hard worker on and off the court. Ruthie was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011. She has also served as a first lieutenant in the United States Army Reserves as a transportation officer.
In this episode of The Bill Cartwright Show Bill talks with his former Don teammate Rod Williams. They discuss his time at USF playing basketball. They also talk about his career after his playing days were over, including his move into the financial world.
In This Episode of The Bill Cartwright show, Bill sits down with Rob Dinerman, the executive director of the John Maxwell Team, where he help guides a group of coaches, teachers, speakers, and professionals take their leadership training, talents, and skills to add value to people all over the world. They discuss his coaching philosophy and how mental mindset can affect people, specifically athletes who are competing at the highest level.
In this episode of The Bill Cartwright Show, Bill sits down with former Chicago Bulls teammate Will Perdue. They talk about Will's path to the NBA and his time with the Bulls that ended in 3 NBA Championships. They also discuss the rest of his NBA career including stops in Portland and San Antonio, where Will was able to win another championship. Will recounts the end of the basketball playing days and how he was able to transition into a broadcasting career in which he is currently an analyst for NBC Sports Chicago.
In this episode of The Bill Cartwright Show, Bill sits down with Wallace Bryant, former USF don standout and NBA Player. They talk about his time at USF, his journey in the NBA, and his thoughts on basketball today.
In this episode of The Bill Cartwright Show, Bill sits down with Larry Demic, former first round draft pick of the New York Knicks. They discuss Larry's stint in the NBA and their memories as teammates. They also touch on Larry's career after the NBA including his transition into corporate America.
In this episode of The Bill Cartwright Show, Bill sits down with Former Don Booker Harris. They talk about his journey of growing up in San Francisco and attending and playing at USF. Harris touches on how he started his assistant coaching career and what he thinks it takes to become a head coach at the collegiate level.
In this episode of the The Bill Cartwright Show, Bill sits down with Mike Wilhelm, former NBA Scout for the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers. They talked about his journey as a scout and coach in the NBA.
In this episode of The Bill Cartwright Show, Bill sits down with his former high school basketball coach Dan Risley as they discuss his coaching career. They also dive deeper into their longstanding relationship with each other and the game of basketball.
In this episode of the Bill Cartwright Show, Bill sits down with former teammate Horace Grant. They discuss Horace's NBA career which cumulated in 4 NBA Championships as well as an All-Star selection. They also talk about their thoughts on The Last dance Documentary which captured part of their time with the Chicago Bulls.
In this episode of the Bill Cartwright Show Bill sits down with Sam Hill. They discuss playing professional basketball overseas as well as how he has impacted our youth in Chicago through many organizations.
In this episode of the Bill Cartwright Show, Bill sits down with Bob Thornton. They discuss Bob's journey through the NBA and Europe as a player and his journey through college, the CBA and the NBA as a coach.
In this episode of the Bill Cartwright Show, Bill sits down with former teammate Jeff Sanders. They discuss Jeff's basketball career in the NBA and overseas as well as his involvement with the Retired Player's Association of the NBA.
In this episode of the Bill Cartwright Show, Bill sits down with Mike Saunders, a NBA trainer for the New York Knicks for 27 years. They talk about the various players and coaches that Mike dealt with during his career.
In this episode of The Bill Cartwright Show, Bill sits down with Bobby Hallback, a therapist at Community Connections for Life. They discuss issues around mental health and how it affects kids and adults in life and sports.