M.L. Carr, Boston Celtics, NBA Champion

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M.L. was raised in Wallace, N.C. and graduated from Guilford College (1973) with a B.A. degree in History. Drafted in the fifth round of the 1973 NBA draft, M.L. went on to a 10-year playing career including one season in the ABA and nine in the NBA for the Detroit Pistons and the Boston Celtics. During his time in the NBA he won two championships (1981 and 1984) and was named to the NBA All-Defensive Team in 1979. After his retirement, Carr became Director of Community Relations and later served dual roles as Head Coach and Director of Basketball Operations for the Boston Celtics.

Outside of professional sports, Mr. Carr achieved successes as an entrepreneur and philanthropist. Since 1985, Mr. Carr has created three charitable foundations, the M.L. Carr Scholarship Foundation at Guilford College, the John Henry Carr Alzheimer and Aging Foundation and the WARM2Kids Charitable Foundation. For his unyielding service to the community, Mr. Carr has received the Martin Luther King Jr. Image Award, the Toastmaster’s Communication Award, Camille Cosby’s Citizenship Award, and the Good Scout Award, among others.

Today, M.L. is the chief operating officer of the Dream Company, a multi-faceted insurance marketing firm based in Huntsville, Alabama. He also serves as a Board Member of the Family Violence Prevention Fund, Davis Lee Companies, LLC, Inergi, Inc., and New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.