George Raveling, Nike, Michael Jordan discussed on The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss
Hello Ladies and gentlemen. This is Tim Ferriss and welcome to another episode of the Tim Ferriss Show this powerful and unusual episode featuring coach George Raveling, who made his first appearance on the podcast in two thousand eighteen right now I'm looking at a tweet from a Listener Ryan, m who called it his favorite podcast of all time, that type of feedback came in again and again for personally he was one of the most impactful interviews I've ever done. And I came out of it walking on air effectively co traveling is really much more than a coach sports. He is a coach of life and has led many people through difficult decisions. Difficult periods difficult. Difficult transitions we covered a lot of ground in that first interview, including how coach Raveling came to own the original copy of Dr Martin Luther King Junior's I have a dream speech. How has practice team ended up beating the nineteen eighty-four US Olympic Dream Team basketball? How helped convince Michael Jordan to sign with Nike and much much more you can find it by going to teamed up log forward slash George Raveling Rav. E L I N G. I strongly encourage you to listen to that conversation. When you can about coaches, life, philosophies and lessons learned. I invited George back on the podcast to hear his thoughts on everything. That is happening right now. These are obviously very difficult and uncertain times for millions of people, and my heart goes out to each and every person navigating the depths of sadness, anger, fear and many other emotions right now as you'll hear in today's episode could traveling has great hope. He seen many changes in his lifetime, and we can all strive to be the positive change agents that he implores us to be before we get to today's conversation. Here's a very brief bio which barely scratches the surface coach George Raveling on twitter at George Raveling, an eighty two year, old living, Legend and Nike's former Director of international basketball coach Raveling was the first african-american head. Head basketball coach in the PAC eight now PAC twelve on August, twenty, eighth, nineteen, sixty, three at age, twenty six, while volunteering as security at the march on Washington raveling humbly became the guardian of what we now know. As Dr Martin Luther King Junior's I have a dream speech coach Raveling is held head coaching positions at Washington State University of Iowa and USC following a prolific basketball coaching career. He joined Nike at the request of Phil Knight where he played an integral role in signing a reluctant Michael Jordan. He's also been inducted into the night Smith. Memorial Basketball Hall of fame and the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of fame. Please enjoy this timely and timeless conversation with coach.