Herren tells the tale about how addicition took away his promising future, but also how his seven years of sobriety has helped him forge a new path. We Can Assist with Endorsements, Speaking Engagements, Guest Appearances, Autograph Signings, Commercials, Advertising Campaigns and more! In June of 2009, Herren celebrated one year of sobriety and took the next step in his career to launch a basketball player development company, Hoop Dreams with Chris Herren, Inc. Herren played seven professional seasons, mostly overseas, but the drug charges kept coming. Basketball Junkie was released in May 2011. Archived from on 25 June 2012. After three visits, Herren stopped meeting with the counselor, one whom he would cross paths with again 14 years later. Chris Herren has written a book with Providence Journal columnist, Bill Reynolds entitled Basketball Junkie: A Memoirdocumenting his career on and off the court.
He attends meetings daily to support his substance-free lifestyle and often speaks before groups trying to overcome addiction to share his experiences and road to sobriety. In 2011, Chris and Heather founded The Herren Project, a non-profit organization that provides treatment and recovery resources for individuals and families seeking help for addiction. Drug-free and alcohol-free since August 1, 2008, he has refocused his life to put his sobriety and family above all else. This is useful in estimating the financial strength and credit risk of the company. Whether it was an individual, small group or clinic, kids came prepared to work and we definitely saw improvements in their game.
First and foremost to his wife, children, and family but also to those struggling with addiction and their families. In his inspiring and life-changing presentations, Herren connects with audiences, teaching them that it is never too late to battle back from adversity and make your dreams become a reality. In addition to his public speeches, Hoop Dreams, mentors players on and off the court. While he is a celebrity, his demeanor is one of humility and openness about his sobriety in life. Programs include recovery navigation and access to treatment, online support groups and family support services, prevention education programs and student outreach. Herren ended up playing 70 games from 1999-2001 as a member of the Nuggets and Celtics. After three visits, Herren stopped meeting with the counselor, one whom he would cross paths with again 14 years later.
I would recommend him to anyone. His story about what derailed his dreams and how to avoid similar pitfalls has inspired leagues of people throughout the country. One of Herren's most memorable games was when he scored 19 points in 30 minutes against the University of Massachusetts on Nov. After rubbing elbows with Celtics Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Eddie House, and Stephon Marbury, Christopher went home with a wide smile and an autographed pair of Pierce Nikes, proud to be the son of a former Celtic. The commitment and work ethic are two of the traits that Kav mentioned standing out most as he looked back. We are lucky to have had him come share his message. New teams, new drugs Herren averaged 7.
We understand booking a speaker to make an appearance at your event is an investment, this is why we work around the clock to align a speaker that meets your events theme and someone that can deliver a memorable keynote. My wife knew who he was before and liked him. Chris has also written a autobiography entitled Basketball Junkie: A Memoir, documenting his career on and off the court. One of Herren's most memorable games was when he scored 19 points in 30 minutes against the University of Massachusetts on Nov. During his senior season, Herren scored 29 points in the 2nd round of the Great Alaska Shootout against 1 ranked Duke. You could have heard a pin drop in that gym when he was speaking. Once you have submitted your booking request, our booking agents will work on our behalf to book Chris Herren, but in the occasion Chris Herren is unavailable our team will provide you a roster of other business speakers that can deliver a keynote or make a guest appearance at your event.
Herren spent time with Mullin in Indianapolis working out and talking about his off-the-court struggles. Our celebrity speakers bureau has successfully aligned talent like Chris Herren with companies needing a guest speaker for conventions, conferences, trade shows, graduations, store grand opening, product launches and much more. He was found unconscious over the wheel of his car after it crashed into a telephone pole in Fall River, with a bag of heroin on the passenger seat. His words resonate and make an impact with a focus on the beginning; The First Day. Since the summer of 2009, he has trained hundreds of basketball players including some of the top basketball prospects in New England. The video was inspiring, the music was wonderful, and Chris Herren was amazing. I gained a little more insight from a Jaywalker alum who had the opportunity to hear Chris tell his story at a local Jail a year ago.
Chris founded Herren Wellness to provide services to those seeking to improve their lives and prevent the development of substance use and behavioral health disorders. According to Siteadvisor and Google safe browsing analytics, Ahoopdream. On March 20, 2012, it was announced that Unguarded had been nominated for two : Outstanding Sports Documentary and Outstanding Editing. Ahoopdream has a decent Google pagerank and bad results in terms of Yandex topical citation index. Herren is the founder of The Herren Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing treatment navigation and mentoring programs to those touched by addiction, and to educating people of all ages on the dangers of substance abuse.