Tracy Lamar McGrady Jr. is an American retired professional basketball player who is best known for his career in the National Basketball Association (NBA), where he played as both a shooting guard and small forward. McGrady is a seven-time NBA All-Star, seven-time All-NBA selection, two-time NBA scoring champion, and one-time winner of the NBA Most Improved Player Award. He was inducted into the NBA’s Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2017.
McGrady entered the NBA straight out of high school and was selected as the ninth overall pick by the Toronto Raptors in the 1997 NBA draft. Beginning his career as a low-minute player, he gradually improved his role with the team, eventually forming an exciting duo with his cousin Vince Carter. In 2000, he left the Raptors for the Orlando Magic, where he became one of the league's most prolific scorers and a candidate for the NBA Most Valuable Player Award. In 2004, he was traded to the Houston Rockets, where he paired with center Yao Ming to help the Rockets become a perennial playoff team. His final seasons in the NBA were plagued by injuries, and he retired in 2013 following a brief stint with the Qingdao DoubleStar Eagles of the Chinese Basketball Association and the San Antonio Spurs. Since retiring, McGrady has worked as a basketball analyst for ESPN.
Tracy is a Managing Partner with PIN, a web-based educational platform designed to bridge the gap between corporations, financial institutions, MBE, WBE, LGBTQ, veteran and government businesses, investors, athletes and entertainers.
According to USA Today on October 4, 2017, “NBA’s massive growth in China is beyond what anybody could have anticipated.” The article states, “More than 700 million viewers watched NBA basketball on television in China last season, with games also streamed by media partners like CCTV, BesTV and TenCent. Basketball, played by approximately 300 million people here, is the No. 1 team sport in China. The NBA is the most popular sports league on social media in China, with more than 136 million followers.”
Rodney Woods, Chairman and CEO of PIN stated, “I’m always looking for innovative ways to change the game in business, and this collaboration between PIN, Tracy McGrady and EarthWater will do that. I believe it will also provide greater options for people who prefer natural products like those EarthWater offers. This will be a winning combination for sure.”
About EarthWater Limited
EarthWater Limited is a health and wellness company and manufacturer of Mineral Infused High-Alkaline Beverages. The FulHum and Zenful brands use a 100% natural, proprietary blend of organic Fulvic and Humic complexes mined from deep within the Earth’s surface. Fulvic and Humic minerals are believed to have properties which detoxify free radicals, and improve absorption of key nutrients. To engage with EarthWater online, you are encouraged to ‘like’, ‘follow’ and ‘share’ on the brand’s social media pages. EarthWater inquiries can be made via email to email@example.com
About Playbook Investors Network
Playbook Investors Network (PIN) is a web-based educational platform designed to allow investors and institutions to pinpoint and engage potential customers and suppliers. Moreover, M/WBE, LGBT and government businesses gain access to traditional and non-traditional capital methods that can create sustainability and build capacity. PIN mission is to identify, evaluate, educate and introduce certified M/WBE, LGBT and Veteran-Owned and government businesses to corporate, institutional and private investors seeking opportunities to support under-served markets; thereby promoting responsible growth of businesses representing the gamut of industry and communities they support. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.playbookinvestors.com.
PIN Executive Leadership Team:
Rodney Woods is PIN’s Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Board Chairman. He retired from the Dallas Police Department after serving 20 years. In separate ventures, he has grown a business portfolio that includes clients such as Volkswagen, Toyota, Victoria’s Secret PINK, Adidas, Converse, Alliance Bernstein, General Motors, and Walgreens. In addition to PIN, Woods is also the CEO of Diversity In Promotions.
Tracy McGrady (T-Mac), a PIN Managing Partner, retired from the San Antonio Spurs and is a seven-time NBA All-Star, seven-time All-NBA selection, a two-time NBA scoring champion (2003–2004), and 2017 Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. He’s also Partner and Director of Diversity In Promotions.
Antonio Davis, PIN’s Managing Venture Partner, is an NBA all-star who played for the Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks. During his tenure with National Basketball Players Association, Davis served as First Vice President and President. He is also an NBA Analyst.
Jesse McRae, PIN’s Managing Partner & Chief Operating Officer, has over twenty years of experience as a financial service professional and entrepreneur with investment firms whose offerings include tax-exempt and taxable fixed income products, large block equity execution services, private equity mezzanine and domestic long-only growth equity disciplines. McRae is a former FINRA Registered Representative, General Securities Principal and Licensed Equity Trader.
Damian Williams, a PIN Managing Partner, is a former NFL wide receiver who played for the Tennessee Titans, Miami Dolphins and St. Louis Rams. In a separate venture, Williams is the Co-Founder of D&D Connections. He has significant experience managing projects across various functional areas resulting in extraordinary growth, and operational excellence.
Darvis “Doc” Patton, a PIN Managing Partner, has represented Fortune 500 companies as a professional world-class sprinter, brand ambassador and coach. His experience on and off the track, including three Olympic appearances, has helped him build strong relationships with businessmen and women worldwide. He also serves as Co-Founder of D & D Connections.
Butch Carter, PIN’s Business Advisor, is a former NBA player who started his career with the Los Angeles Lakers and also played for the Indiana Pacers and the New York Knicks. From 1998 – 2000, Carter coached the Toronto Raptors and became one of only eight African-American head coaches in the history of the NBA. Carter is also General Partner of the Canadian Basketball League and former CEO of Carter Group Inc. and Carter Group Canada.