Former Secretary and Treasurer, National Basketball Players Association
Former Player, Orlando Magic
Pat Garrity is a retired professional basketball player whose career spanned ten seasons in the NBA. Drafted 19th overall in the first round of the 1998 NBA draft, he played his rookie season in Phoenix before being traded to the Orlando Magic in the summer of 1999.
Pat appeared in 552 regular season games during his career with the Suns and Magic, leading the Magic from 1999 to 2003 in three point field goal percentage and ranking fourth in franchise history in three point field goals made. In 2001 and 2003, he participated in the 1-800-CALL-ATT® Three Point Shootout at the NBA’s annual All Star Weekend.
From 2000-2008, Pat served on the executive committee of National Basketball Player’s Association as secretary/treasurer and was a member of the union’s 2005 Collective Bargaining negotiating team. While playing, Pat also participated actively in the NBA’s global growth initiative, traveling to Shanghai, China; Johannesburg, South Africa; and New Delhi, India with the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders program and to Bangkok, Thailand as a sports envoy for the U.S. State Department.
A 1998 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Pat was a two-time first team Academic All American, Academic All American of the Year for Men’s Division I basketball in 1998, and Big East Player of the Year in 1997. After retiring in 2008, Pat earned his MBA with a concentration in Investment Finance from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and currently works at Bridgewater Associates, a hedge fund firm headquartered in Westport, CT.