Perspectives from a Former Basketball Star with Marcus Fizer

Perspectives from a Former Basketball Star with Marcus Fizer

As a business leader, you can learn a lot from a former basketball star. Our guest today is Marcus Fizer, former Chicago Bull and Iowa State legend. In this episode we discuss being the number four pick in the NBA Draft, playing in the NCAA basketball tournament, and the journey of a basketball player. ——This episode was first featured on our SportsEpreneur podcast. The podcast where sports and entrepreneurship collide. This conversation features so many lessons for business leaders. Lessons like putting yourself in better situations, dealing with pressure, dealing with situations you didn’t ask for, and never being too big to help out others.   Marcus’s realness shines in this chat and we hope you enjoy our conversation. 

Perspectives on Professional Development in Sports with Galen Duncan of the Sacramento Kings

EP074: Perspectives on Professional Development in Sports with Galen Duncan of the Sacramento Kings

Helping young athletes grow on and off the court. Our guest today is Galen Duncan, VP of Professional Development for the Sacramento Kings.   

In this episode, we discuss dealing with doubters, professional development, and The Sacramento Kings.  

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Galen is located in Sacramento, California where he works in the King’s office. He has been with the Kings for over a year and previously was the Senior Director of Player Development for the Detroit Lions.  

In his role with the Sacramento Kings, Galen is responsible for implementation of the Kings Academy program, a developmental, player-centric curriculum aligning multi-faceted organizational philosophies and ideas to help athletes mature into well-rounded professionals. 

His examples of leadership were on full display in our chat. His actions prove he truly cares for the players he leads and truly loves what he does.