WELCOME


WELCOME

Welcome to the official electronic press kit for Stephen Howard. Members of the media may use this website as a resource in preparing packages and other stories relating to Stephen Howard. For questions, comments, and concerns or for inquiries about booking or interviews, please refer to the contact page.

Thank you,
Tonya Gottesman

BIO


BIOGRAPHY

Stephen Howard was born in Dallas, Texas to educators who continuously instilled the importance of education and striving for excellence. Throughout his childhood and beyond excellence, education and overcoming adversity have been constant themes in his life. With perseverance and determination, Stephen Howard has accomplished many feats others would hope to achieve. Currently, Stephen is an analyst for both NBA and college basketball.

Stephen’s passion for success was instilled by his parents who constantly pushed him to be the best that he could be while nurturing his uniqueness and special gifts that made him stand above the crowd. After just a few minutes with Stephen, you will easily recognize the energy and compassion that enabled him to live in 12 different countries while playing professional basketball in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

He uses humor and a presence one would expect from someone who stands 6’9″ and has constantly had to adapt to different cultures and situations. After retiring from a 15-year professional basketball career, Stephen focused on the “next phase” of his career, broadcasting. Since retiring in 2006 he has used his vast knowledge of basketball as well as his engaging personality that has made him a fan favorite for college basketball enthusiasts where he works as an analyst for ESPN as well as Fox Sports where he works as an NBA studio analyst.

Stepping outside of sports, Stephen is a professional motivational speaker. When listening to him speak, it doesn’t take long to hear the stories that cultivated his leadership skills, as well as snippets of him overcoming adversity at sometimes unimaginable odds all while inspiring the listener and more importantly moving them to action. He also is involved in various charities and groups such as the NBA Alumni, Board member of the Oak Cliff YMCA, Pro Players Foundation of North Texas as well as well as a featured speaker for Success for Teens.

Whatever Stephen does or wherever he is, he provides a presence of greatness and is constantly raising the bar higher.

PR


PRESS RELEASE

19-SEPTEMBER-2013

Stephen Howard participated in the 11th Annual Mike Wilbon & James Brown Celebrity Roast & Golf Classic in Leesburg, Virginia on Thursday, September 19th.

The roast took place on Thursday, September 19, 2013, followed by the golf tournament on Friday, September 20th at the world renowned Greg Norman golf course.

This year, the celebrity roast & golf classic proceeds will benefit the DC College Access Program (DC-CAP), a nonprofit organization that gives every DC public and public charter high school student a chance at a college education. Through counseling and financial assistance, DC-CAP provides support to students who often come from low-income, single parent households and are the first within their families to enroll in college. Established in 1999, DC-CAP has helped almost 18,000 students enroll in college, provided $26 million in Last Dollar Award scholarships to 14,500 students and celebrated the success of 3,800 college graduates.

On Thursday the “roasting” participate was NFL coaching legend and winning NASCAR owner, Joe Gibbs.

17-SEPTEMBER-2013

Stephen Howard was involved in a great charity clinic in the Dallas area that was sponsored by Real Estate Mortgage Network (REMN).

Other participating Legends included Sam Perkins, Mark Aguirre, Morlon Wiley and Cincy Powell. The event was held at the Plano Sports Authority 2, which generously teamed up with the City of Plano to donate gym time. Kids from Big Brothers Big Sisters had a great day.

9-SEPTEMBER-2013

Stephen Howard visited his alma mater, DePaul University, to speak at their athletic orientation. He welcomed the incoming freshmen student-athletes to the DePaul athletic department and shared his experiences about what it is to be a student-athlete at the Division I level. This is the fifth year Howard – a former academic All-American for the Blue Demons – spoke to the incoming classes for DePaul.

1-JUNE-2013

Stephen Howard played for FOX Sports Southwest in the first-ever Spring Classic Wiffle Ball Challenge: FOX Sports Southwest vs. ESPN Dallas on June 1st at 12:30 pm at the Texas Rangers Youth Ballpark outside of Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. All proceeds from the event benefited the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation. Other notable celebrities that played for FOX Sports Southwest are Mark McLemore, former Texas Ranger and Marty Turco, former Dallas Stars Goaltender

20-MAY-2013

Stephen Howard spoke at the Great Denton Sports Commission Banquet on Mon, May 20, 2013 at Oakmont Country Club. The banquet has been held for over 10 years and its purpose is to recognize athletic achievement in the area and throughout Denton County.

He shared an inspirational message for all the attendees, which encouraged the audience to work hard and reach for their goals. He had a great rapport with the kids and adults in the question and answer portion.

17‐December‐2012

Stephen Howard appears as a celebrity guest on H2’s How the States Got Their Shapes, State vs. State, on December 9th hosted by Brian Unger.

Replay of the episode will be available online at: http://www.history.com/shows/how‐the‐states‐gottheir‐shapes.

17‐December‐2012

Stephen Howard joined the Dallas Stars, Pro Players Foundation and Child’s Play Inc. to build a playground at Hope’s Door (a shelter for families suffering from domestic violence).

“Anytime I can give back to the community, particularly for a project such as Hope’s Door that services families who have endured domestic violence I enjoy being a part of that”, Howard said.“The Dallas Stars and Pro Players Foundation have done a great job in working together on these types of projects and the fact that I could lend a hand to help these kids have a safe place to play and be a kid means a lot”

2‐November‐2012

Former NBA and college basketball standout Stephen Howard is set to begin his first season as a TV studio analyst for the New Orleans Hornets on the FOX family of sports networks. In 2011‐12 Howard served in a similar capacity for the Oklahoma City Thunder and has also worked as a college basketball analyst at ESPN for the past six years.

“The Hornets are perhaps the most exciting young team in the NBA, with an exciting group of new faces headlined by No.1 overall draft pick and Olympic Gold Medalist Anthony Davis,” Howard said. “The move to work with New Orleans is also exciting for me personally, as my mother is a native of the Crescent City and much of my family still remains in Louisiana.”


BUZZWORTHY


BUZZWORTHY

Stephen Howard is in his 2nd season as Fox Sports Studio Analyst for the newly named New Orleans Pelicans. In 2011-2012 Howard served in a similar capacity for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Stephen Howard is in his 7th year as a college basketball analyst for ESPN.

Stephen Howard participated in the 11th Annual Mike Wilbon & James Brown Celebrity Roast & Golf Classic in Leesburg, Virginia on Thursday, September 19th. The roast took place on Thursday, September 19, 2013 followed by the golf tournament on Friday, September 20th at the world renowned Greg Norman golf course.
This year, the celebrity roast & golf classic proceeds will benefit the DC College Access Program (DC-CAP), a nonprofit organization that gives every DC public and public charter high school student a chance at a college education. Through counseling and financial assistance, DC-CAP provides support to students who often come from low-income, single parent households and are the first within their families to enroll in college. Established in 1999, DC-CAP has helped almost 18,000 students enroll in college, provided $26 million in Last Dollar Award scholarships to 14,500 students and celebrated the success of 3,800 college graduates.
On Thursday the “roasting” participate was NFL coaching legend and winning NASCAR owner, Joe Gibbs

Stephen Howard was the keynote speaker for the Success Foundation “Success for Teens” seminar at the Nerium Convention held at the Gaylord Texan in Fort Worth, Texas on July 20th.

Stephen Howard played for FOX Sports Southwest in the first-ever Spring Classic Wiffle Ball Challenge: FOX Sports Southwest vs. ESPN Dallas on June 1st at 12:30 pm at the Texas Rangers Youth Ballpark outside of Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. All proceeds from the event benefited the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation. Other notable celebrities that played for FOX Sports Southwest are Mark McLemore, former Texas Ranger and Marty Turco, former Dallas Stars Goaltender.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxV1B7Agaws

Stephen Howard spoke at the Great Denton Sports Commission Banquet on Mon, May 20, 2013 at Oakmont Country Club. The banquet has been held for over 10 years and its purpose is to recognize athletic achievement in the area and throughout Denton County.

Stephen Howard appeared as a celebrity guest on H2’s How the States Got Their Shapes, State vs. State, on the December 9th hosted by Brian Unger.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QT5cPwlOY0

Stephen Howard joined the Dallas Stars, Pro Players Foundation and Child’s Play Inc. to build a playground at Hope’s Door (a shelter for families suffering from domestic violence) in December 2012.
Stephen Howard participated as a speaker in the Play It Forward and Pro Players Feed the Need event at Wesley Rankin. The basis is to make sure every child has the ability to succeed and the opportunity for a bright future. The goal is to better the lives of children.

Stephen Howard participated in an educational trip to Israel with the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) from July 30 to August 7. Stephen was one of 3 players chosen to address the Knesset, the equivalent of Congress in Israel, on the importance of education and sports. While on this trip they were able to speak and interact with kids about sports, basketball and achievement.


COVER LETTER


To Whom It May Concern:

I’d like to introduce you to Stephen Howard. As a professional speaker, author, FoxSports NBA analyst and ESPN college basketball analyst, Stephen is influential and engaging on any stage of the media.

Any engagement with Stephen will be sure to offer authentic passion, sprinkled with compelling and humorous stories that are guaranteed to:

  • Captivate audiences, putting them in a receptive frame‐of‐mind
  • Communicate key messages
  • Inspire belief in
  • Motivate as well as challenge individuals to act
  • Entertain and excite with a combination of humor, inspiration, and personality

During the summer of 2012, Stephen traveled on an educational seminar with former NBA players to Israel through organizations called AIPAC (The American Israeli Public Affairs Committee) and the American Israel Education Foundation. The eight-day trip brought together highly successful former basketball stars who wanted to learn more about the U.S./Israel relationship and how that impacts the political climate of the Middle East.

Stephen was one of 3 players chosen to address the Knesset, the equivalent of Congress in Israel, on the importance of education and sports. While on this trip they were able to speak and interact with kids about sports, basketball, and achievement.

From any location in the world, Stephen is influential offering messages of personal branding, overcoming adversity, goal setting and the mentality of sport, education, and life. His message is one that relates to all who listen regardless of age, race, socio-economic background or religious affiliation and impacts all who hear him speak while finding success in academics, mentality of sport and education. His message is great and will resonate with any viewer.

We hope you’ll find everything you need on Stephen Howard in this electronic press kit.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,
Tonya Gottesman
Stephen Howard Speaks LLC

HONORS


HONORS

SCHOLASTIC HONORS
1992: NCAA Scholastic Post Graduate Scholarship
1992: Great Midwest Conference Award of Excellence
1992: Anson Mount Scholar Athlete of the Year (top scholar athlete in the country)
1991: Honorable Mention Anson Mount Scholar Athlete
1991: The National Dean’s List
1990‐1992: GTE 1st Team Academic All‐American
1990: Wendell Smith Award of Excellence
1989: Champion NIT Dodge Scholar Athlete
1989‐1992: GTE Academic All‐District
1988‐1992: DePaul University Dean’s list each academic quarter

ATHLETIC HONORS
2009: Inducted into DePaul University’s Hall of Fame
1990‐1992: DePaul Men’s Basketball Team Captain
1992: DePaul’s All‐time leader in Games Played
1992: DePaul’s All‐time leader in Free Throws made
1992: #5 scoring DePaul All‐time
1992: #5 rebounding DePaul All‐time
1991: Chicago Amateur Athlete of the Year
1989‐1991: Honorable mention All Midwest

NBA TEAMS
Utah Jazz (NBA Finals)
Seattle Supersonics
San Antonio Spurs

COUNTRIES PLAYED IN:
Italy, Spain, France, Greece, Turkey,
Puerto Rico, Philippines, China, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia

PHOTOS


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CONTACT


CONTACT

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Tonya Gottesman
Phone: (310) 612‐3592
Email: gottesmanwest@gmail.com


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