3 For 3 Video Series – Episode 3 – Bill Cartwright
Impact and famed sportscaster, Dick Stockton, are back for the third episode in our 3 for 3 video series where we look at the careers and achievements of 12 people and their journeys through professional sports.
This week, our guest is Chicago Bulls legend, 3x NBA Champion, and current Director of University Initiatives at his alma mater, the University of San Francisco (USF), Bill Cartwright.
Check out the video below!
Drafted third overall in 1979 by the New York Knicks after playing four years at USF, Cartwright played nine years for the Knicks before being traded to the Chicago Bulls in 1988. In his 6 years in Chicago, he would go on to win 3 NBA Championships, playing alongside players like Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Horace Grant.
Following his playing career, Cartwright went on to become the head coach of the Chicago Bulls, Osaka Evessa (in the Japanese B.League), and the Mexican National Basketball Team.
Cartwright returned to USF (where his number 24 is retired) in 2016 as the Director of University Initiatives where he currently works, helping to “cultivate connections with the San Francisco community and USF alumni, helps to raise funds, and mentors underrepresented students.”
About 3 for 3: As Impact continues to work closely with Bill Jacobs, Chief Diversity Officer, on various initiatives, this 12-month long video series featuring Dick Stockton will interview 12 different guests about their journey in sports both personally and professionally. The series covers sports, diversity and technology.