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Category: Basketball, Broadcasters, Leadership Speakers

Highlights: Thurl Bailey is a retired forward who played for the Utah Jazz and Minnesota Timberwolves. He played collegiately at North Carolina State.

Travels From: Utah

Fee Range: $5,001 - $10,000

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Thurl Bailey played forward for the NBA’s Utah Jazz (1983-1991, 1999) before being traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves where he played for almost three seasons (1991-1994). In 1994, he went to Europe, where he played through 1998 for Panionios (Greece), Polti Cantù (Italy) and Olimpia Stefanel Milano (Italy) before returning as a free agent to Utah in 1999. Bailey was drafted by the Jazz out of North Carolina State University as the 7th overall pick of the 1983 NBA Draft. In 1984, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team. While at NC State, he played an integral role in the team’s improbable 1983 NCAA Championship season and led the Wolfpack in both scoring and rebounding. That season, he was named first-team All-ACC.

Off the court, Bailey was known for his philanthropy and received numerous awards, including the NBA”s J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award in 1989, the Boy Scouts American Champion Award by the Great Salt Lake Council and the Community Service Award by the Utah Association for Gifted Children. Bailey has also served as a broadcaster for the Jazz and University of Utah, a singer/songwriter and actor. In 1998, Bailey gave the opening prayer at the 2008 Republican National Convention.

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