GREG GUMBEL - This year marks Greg Gumbel's 16th consecutive year as host and commentator for the NCAA Basketball action on CBS, a feat unmatched by any other broadcaster. Greg will help take you through the season leading up to The Final Four and Championship Game. Greg is available for speaking appearances, master of ceremonies, and commencement addresses. His new keynote speech, "Rewind, Review and Replay" is an entertaining, yet motivational speech offering personal stories and insights into the world of sports drawing from his nearly 40 years experience in the business.
EARVIN "MAGIC" JOHNSON - Few athletes are truly unique, changing the way their sport is played with their singular skills; MagicJohnson was one of them. Johnson accomplished virtually everything a player could dream of during his 13-year NBA career, all of which was spent with the Los Angeles Lakers. He was a member of five championship teams. He won the Most Valuable Player Award and the Finals MVP Award three times each, and he won a gold medal with the original Dream Team at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. But before the NBA, Johnson made a name for himself on the college circuit at Michigan State. He put up impressive numbers as a freshman leading the Spartans to a 25-5 record and the Big Ten Conference title. As an All-American sophomore Johnson directed his team to the national title in 1979, beating Larry Bird's Indiana State squad in perhaps the most anticipated (and most watched) NCAA Championship Game ever played.
RICK PITINO - When the University of Louisville went looking for its first new men's basketball coach in 30 years just 12 years ago, The Cardinals got the best person for the job. Rick Pitino, one of the most brilliant minds in coaching, began a new era in University of Louisville men's basketball when he was named head coach of the Cardinals in 2001. It's clear more than a decade later that there couldn't have been a finer choice to continue to lead Louisville to its place among the nation's elite teams. The first coach in NCAA history to win a national championship at two different schools, Pitino's up-tempo style, pressure defense, strong work ethic and family atmosphere have restored the Cardinals to national prominence where it is firmly seated.The only coach in NCAA history to take three different teams to the NCAA Final Four, Pitino was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013.