Acknowledgments

From Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inside Basketball

Thank You!

With deep appreciation I acknowledge the support and guidance of the following people who helped make this book possible:

Special thanks to Alex Martins, Bob Vander Weide and Rich DeVos of the Orlando Magic.

Thanks also to my writing partner Ken Hussar for his superb contributions in shaping this manuscript.

Hats off to three dependable associates — my assistant Latria Graham, my trusted and valuable colleague Andrew Herdliska, and my ace typist Fran Thomas. I particularly salute Andrew, who went way beyond the call of duty on this enormous project.

Hearty thanks also go to my friends at Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing LLC. Thank you all for believing that we had something important to share and for providing the support and the forum to say it. We offer thanks to our editors, Publisher Amy Newmark and Assistant Publisher D’ette Corona, for their assistance, guidance and advice.

We owe a very special thanks to our Creative Director and book producer, Brian Taylor at Pneuma Books, for his brilliant vision for our cover and interior. Finally, none of this would be possible without the business and creative leadership of Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing’s CEO, Bill Rouhana, and President, Bob Jacobs.

And finally, special thanks and appreciation go to my wonderful and supportive family. They are truly the backbone of my life.

~Pat Williams

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