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Pat Croce

Mega-Entrepreneur & Former NBA Team Owner

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 Pat Croce Biography

Pat Croce graced the cover of Success magazine as the first person to ascend from the training room to the boardroom of a professional sports team. His remarkable success as a physical therapist and pioneer in the sports medicine field to the colorful leader responsible for the resurrection of the Philadelphia 76ers as an NBA championship contender has been defined as one of the most amazing stories in sports history.

Through his business savvy, dynamic personality, and emphasis on customer service, Croce built Sports Physical Therapists, a sports medicine empire of 40 centers in 11 states, into a top-ten finalist for the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Following the sale of his company, Croce focused his entrepreneurial spirit and indestructible positive attitude on the purchase of the NBAs last place team, the Philadelphia 76ers, in 1996. During his five-year tenure as President, the team rose from worst to first in the NBA standings and broke franchise records in attendance, revenue, merchandise, and consecutive wins on the way to the NBA Championships against the Los Angeles Lakers in 2001.

Croce has served as a commentator on NBA on NBC and the Summer Olympic Games, hosted a nationally syndicated daily show, Pat Croce: Moving In, for Sony Pictures Television, and served as a panel judge on ABCs American Inventor. He just completed a pilot, Family Business, for The History Channel.

Croce continues to fill requests as a nationally renowned motivational speaker, and is the author of the New York Times bestseller I Feel Great and You Will Too!, the motivational tome 110%, and the business book Lead or Get Off the Pot!

He has also authored several books on his piratical passion. They include the historical books Pirate Soul and Pirates of St. Augustine; the children's picture book My Pop-Pop Is a Pirate; and the instructional book The Pirate Handbook.

Croce owns and operates, in conjunction with the University of Florida, the Colonial Quarter living-history museum in St. Augustine, Florida. It opened on March 16, 2013. As of January 2010, Croce serves on the board of directors for Movitas, a mobile technology company focused on the hospitality industry.

Croce was one of the four judges for the second season of ABC's reality television series, American Inventor, which ran from June to August, 2007.

In October 2011, he financed and served on the monumental expedition that located the shipwrecks of Sir Francis Drake.

Croce is the founder of the world renowned St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum. He was the proud recipient of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award, featured on the cover of Inc. magazine as The Dale Carnegie of the 21st Century, and honored with A&E Biographys Community Hero Award. He is Chairman of Pat Croce & Company, which has controlling interests in three notable Key West restaurant/bars.

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Books
Drake's Quest

Drake's Quest

The Pirate Handbook: A Rogue's Guide to Pillage, Plunder, Chaos & Conquest

The Pirate Handbook: A Rogue's Guide to Pillage, Plunder, Chaos & Conquest

Blackbeard

Blackbeard

Pirate Soul

Pirate Soul

Lead or Get Off the Pot!: The Seven Secrets of a Self-Made Leader

Lead or Get Off the Pot!: The Seven Secrets of a Self-Made Leader

Do It Now! (Parchment Journals)

Do It Now! (Parchment Journals)

Speaking Topics
  • I Feel Great and You Will Too! How to Score Big in Life

  • Ten Commandments of Customer Service

  • The Power of Positive Thinking

  • Achieve the Impossible

  • Negotiating for Success

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    Booking fees for Pat Croce, 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 Pat Croce, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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Pat Croce

Mega-Entrepreneur & Former NBA Team Owner

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Pat Croce Biography

Pat Croce graced the cover of Success magazine as the first person to ascend from the training room to the boardroom of a professional sports team. His remarkable success as a physical therapist and pioneer in the sports medicine field to the colorful leader responsible for the resurrection of the Philadelphia 76ers as an NBA championship contender has been defined as one of the most amazing stories in sports history.

Through his business savvy, dynamic personality, and emphasis on customer service, Croce built Sports Physical Therapists, a sports medicine empire of 40 centers in 11 states, into a top-ten finalist for the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Following the sale of his company, Croce focused his entrepreneurial spirit and indestructible positive attitude on the purchase of the NBAs last place team, the Philadelphia 76ers, in 1996. During his five-year tenure as President, the team rose from worst to first in the NBA standings and broke franchise records in attendance, revenue, merchandise, and consecutive wins on the way to the NBA Championships against the Los Angeles Lakers in 2001.

Croce has served as a commentator on NBA on NBC and the Summer Olympic Games, hosted a nationally syndicated daily show, Pat Croce: Moving In, for Sony Pictures Television, and served as a panel judge on ABCs American Inventor. He just completed a pilot, Family Business, for The History Channel.

Croce continues to fill requests as a nationally renowned motivational speaker, and is the author of the New York Times bestseller I Feel Great and You Will Too!, the motivational tome 110%, and the business book Lead or Get Off the Pot!

He has also authored several books on his piratical passion. They include the historical books Pirate Soul and Pirates of St. Augustine; the children's picture book My Pop-Pop Is a Pirate; and the instructional book The Pirate Handbook.

Croce owns and operates, in conjunction with the University of Florida, the Colonial Quarter living-history museum in St. Augustine, Florida. It opened on March 16, 2013. As of January 2010, Croce serves on the board of directors for Movitas, a mobile technology company focused on the hospitality industry.

Croce was one of the four judges for the second season of ABC's reality television series, American Inventor, which ran from June to August, 2007.

In October 2011, he financed and served on the monumental expedition that located the shipwrecks of Sir Francis Drake.

Croce is the founder of the world renowned St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum. He was the proud recipient of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award, featured on the cover of Inc. magazine as The Dale Carnegie of the 21st Century, and honored with A&E Biographys Community Hero Award. He is Chairman of Pat Croce & Company, which has controlling interests in three notable Key West restaurant/bars.

Pat Croce Books

Pat Croce Speaking Topics

  • I Feel Great and You Will Too! How to Score Big in Life

  • Ten Commandments of Customer Service

  • The Power of Positive Thinking

  • Achieve the Impossible

  • Negotiating for Success

FAQs on booking Pat Croce

  • How to book Pat Croce?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Pat Croce 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 Pat Croce, 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 Pat Croce or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Pat Croce?

    Booking fees for Pat Croce, 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 Pat Croce, 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 Pat Croce?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Pat Croce 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 Pat Croce 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 Pat Croce or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Pat Croce 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.

Pat Croce is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Pat Croce for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Pat Croce generally travels from PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Pat Williams, Paul Orfalea, Tim Sanders, Keith Ferrazzi and Jim McCann. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Pat Croce for an upcoming event.

Pat Croce Speaking Topics

  • I Feel Great and You Will Too! How to Score Big in Life

  • Ten Commandments of Customer Service

  • The Power of Positive Thinking

  • Achieve the Impossible

  • Negotiating for Success

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