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Chris Herren

Former NBA player & Founder of Hoop Dreams

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 Chris Herren Biography

Chris Herren was a basketball legend from Fall River, Massachusetts who scored over 2,000 career points while at Durfee High School and was named to the 1994 McDonald's All-American team. Herren realized his lifelong dream of playing in the NBA when he was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in 1999 and then traded to his hometown Boston Celtics in 2000. Herren struggled with substance use for much of his basketball career. Alcohol and drugfree since August 1, 2008, he chronicled his journey to recovery in his memoir, Basketball Junkie, as well as in the Emmy nominated ESPN Films documentary Unguarded, of which he is the subject. In June of 2009, he began sharing his story with audiences across the United States with the hope of reaching just one person and making a difference in their life. To support this vision, he founded The Herren Project in 2011, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing awareness to the disease of addiction by providing navigation, recovery housing and coaching scholarships, family support and educational initiatives. Most recently in March of 2018, Chris founded Herren Wellness, a health and wellness organization that offers innovative prevention and recovery treatment solutions, with a focus on selfdiscovery.

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  • Unguarded: A Conversation with Chris Herren

    This program format has been designed for school assemblies and community groups, with the focus of relating Chris’s story to school-aged audiences nationwide. Following a DVD highlighting Chris’s basketball career and journey to sobriety, Chris will touch on such topics as drunk driving, gateway drugs, peer pressure, bullying and cutting. Additionally Chris will share statistics of drug and alcohol use amongst teens nationwide. To conclude the event, Chris will field questions from the audience.

  • Rebound: The Chris Herren Story

    In this very personal presentation, Chris will share his story in a brutally honest format with just a microphone. The event will start with a five-minute DVD introducing Chris Herren and showing highlights of his basketball career and his dream to play in the NBA, which began to unravel as a result of making a few bad decisions. From growing up in Fall River, MA to playing Division 1 basketball and in the NBA, he will take the audience on his journey from addiction to sobriety. Additionally, he will relate his story to the audience addressing themes of gateway drugs, prescription drug abuse, drinking and driving as well as self-harm. To conclude the event, Chris will field questions from the audience.

  • Motivational

  • Substance abuse and recovery

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  • HOW TO BOOK Chris Herren?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Chris Herren for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Chris Herren, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Chris Herren or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Chris Herren?

    Booking fees for Chris Herren, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Chris Herren, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Chris Herren?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Chris Herren for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Chris Herren for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Chris Herren or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Chris Herren or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Chris Herren

Former NBA player & Founder of Hoop Dreams

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Portsmouth, RI, USA
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Chris Herren Biography

Chris Herren was a basketball legend from Fall River, Massachusetts who scored over 2,000 career points while at Durfee High School and was named to the 1994 McDonald's All-American team. Herren realized his lifelong dream of playing in the NBA when he was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in 1999 and then traded to his hometown Boston Celtics in 2000. Herren struggled with substance use for much of his basketball career. Alcohol and drugfree since August 1, 2008, he chronicled his journey to recovery in his memoir, Basketball Junkie, as well as in the Emmy nominated ESPN Films documentary Unguarded, of which he is the subject. In June of 2009, he began sharing his story with audiences across the United States with the hope of reaching just one person and making a difference in their life. To support this vision, he founded The Herren Project in 2011, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing awareness to the disease of addiction by providing navigation, recovery housing and coaching scholarships, family support and educational initiatives. Most recently in March of 2018, Chris founded Herren Wellness, a health and wellness organization that offers innovative prevention and recovery treatment solutions, with a focus on selfdiscovery.

Chris Herren Videos

  • The Game Has Changed: Chris Herren at TEDxUMassAmherst
  • The Chris Herren Story - Fresno State Magazine
  • Stories of Recovery: Chris Herren (Facing Addiction)

Speaker Lists Featuring Chris Herren

Chris Herren Speaking Topics

  • Unguarded: A Conversation with Chris Herren

    This program format has been designed for school assemblies and community groups, with the focus of relating Chris’s story to school-aged audiences nationwide. Following a DVD highlighting Chris’s basketball career and journey to sobriety, Chris will touch on such topics as drunk driving, gateway drugs, peer pressure, bullying and cutting. Additionally Chris will share statistics of drug and alcohol use amongst teens nationwide. To conclude the event, Chris will field questions from the audience.

  • Rebound: The Chris Herren Story

    In this very personal presentation, Chris will share his story in a brutally honest format with just a microphone. The event will start with a five-minute DVD introducing Chris Herren and showing highlights of his basketball career and his dream to play in the NBA, which began to unravel as a result of making a few bad decisions. From growing up in Fall River, MA to playing Division 1 basketball and in the NBA, he will take the audience on his journey from addiction to sobriety. Additionally, he will relate his story to the audience addressing themes of gateway drugs, prescription drug abuse, drinking and driving as well as self-harm. To conclude the event, Chris will field questions from the audience.

  • Motivational

  • Substance abuse and recovery

FAQs on booking Chris Herren

  • How to book Chris Herren?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Chris Herren for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Chris Herren, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Chris Herren or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Chris Herren?

    Booking fees for Chris Herren, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Chris Herren, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Chris Herren?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Chris Herren for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Chris Herren for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Chris Herren or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Chris Herren or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Chris Herren is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Chris Herren for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Chris Herren generally travels from Portsmouth, RI, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jodie Sweetin, Jim Morris, Wes Moore, Vince Papale and Herman Boone. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Chris Herren for an upcoming event.

Chris Herren Speaker Videos

  • The Game Has Changed: Chris Herren at TEDxUMassAmherst
    The Chris Herren Story - Fresno State Magazine
  • Stories of Recovery: Chris Herren (Facing Addiction)

Chris Herren Speaking Topics

  • Unguarded: A Conversation with Chris Herren

    This program format has been designed for school assemblies and community groups, with the focus of relating Chris’s story to school-aged audiences nationwide. Following a DVD highlighting Chris’s basketball career and journey to sobriety, Chris will touch on such topics as drunk driving, gateway drugs, peer pressure, bullying and cutting. Additionally Chris will share statistics of drug and alcohol use amongst teens nationwide. To conclude the event, Chris will field questions from the audience.

  • Rebound: The Chris Herren Story

    In this very personal presentation, Chris will share his story in a brutally honest format with just a microphone. The event will start with a five-minute DVD introducing Chris Herren and showing highlights of his basketball career and his dream to play in the NBA, which began to unravel as a result of making a few bad decisions. From growing up in Fall River, MA to playing Division 1 basketball and in the NBA, he will take the audience on his journey from addiction to sobriety. Additionally, he will relate his story to the audience addressing themes of gateway drugs, prescription drug abuse, drinking and driving as well as self-harm. To conclude the event, Chris will field questions from the audience.

  • Motivational

  • Substance abuse and recovery

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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