Walt Frazier, known as "Clyde Cool" to his fans, retired from a colorful basketball career after the 1978-79 season. The nickname "Clyde" was bestowed upon him because his 1930's-style attire reminded a teammate of Clyde Barrow's dress and because
"Cool" was added because of his demeanor both on and off the court. During the ten years he spent in New York City playing with the Knickerbockers, Frazier became known for his flashy style. His wardrobe included dozens of suits, shirts, shoes, and hats, as well as a full-length mink coat. His image earned him the Esquire's Best-Dressed Jock award, and Pageant named him one of America's ten sexiest athletes.
Two universities offered him scholarships to play football, but Frazier opted to accept a basketball scholarship at the University of Southern Illinois. After three years of college. Frazier dropped out to accept a $100,000 contract with the Knicks, who picked him in the first round of the 1967 draft.
Frazier was the leading scorer for the Knicks from 1970 through 1974, held their all-time assists record at the end of the 1973-74 season, and was the first Knick guard to lead the team in scoring with a 21.7 average in 1972. In the 1968-69 and 1969-70 seasons Frazier was voted the best defensive player in the National Basketball Association, and he made the NBA All-Defensive squad four consecutive years. Frazier was a leading ball stealer and rebounder. He was also known as one of the best fourth-quarter players in professional basketball. He helped the Knicks win two championships.
Frazier was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1977. After a foot ailment disabled Frazier during much of the 1978-79 season, he retired from the game midway through the 1979-80 season.
All American Speakers is a speakers bureau and booking agency providing information on booking Walt Frazier for speaking engagements, personal appearances and corporate events. Contact an All American Speakers Bureau booking agent for more information on Walt Frazier speaking fees, availability, speech topics and cost to hire for your next event.
Please Note: All American Speakers Bureau acts only as an entertainment broker/producer for corporate functions, private engagements and special events. All American Speakers Bureau does not claim or represent itself as the exclusive agent or management of Walt Frazier or any artist on this website. Speaker fees are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Fees often vary based on a number of factors including: speakers schedule, supply and demand, length of presentation, location of event and other factors. Fee Ranges listed on this website are intended to serve only as a guideline. In some cases, the actual price quote may be above or below the stated range.
All American Speakers Bureau is a celebrity booking agency and talent buyer which supplies celebrity talent worldwide. We secure speakers and celebrities for speaking engagements, advertising campaigns, personal appearances, commercials, licensing, voice-overs, product endorsements, spokesperson campaigns, publicity events, corporate entertainment, trade shows, and media tours.
Related Tags: Information on keynote speaking engagements, personal appearances, corporate entertainment and appearance fees for Walt Frazier, an inspirational motivational speaker. bio for Walt Frazier agency, manager, speaker fees, speaking agency entertainment booking agency, speaker's fee, how to book, booking agencies for lectures, speaking event, celebrity appearances for hire, who is agent, manager, publicist, who represents, speakers bureau management who represents Walt Frazier