NBA Hall of Famer and Family Promise Supporter, Alex English, Highlighted by the Charlotte Observer

March 3, 2020

Recently, the Charlotte Observer published an article and series of videos highlighting Alex English as part of their series “SC Sports: Where are the stars now?”. In the article, English discusses his involvement with Family Promise of the Midlands and his commitment to the Family Promise mission. You can read an excerpt from the article below and view the original in its entirety here.

Alex English


English played his last NBA game in 1991. He’s since retired to a life of variety.

He was an assistant coach for the Atlanta Hawks (2002-03), Philadelphia 76ers (2003-04), Toronto Raptors (2004-11) and Sacramento Kings (2012-13). Already an experienced actor from roles in Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987) and Midnight Caller (1989), English appeared in Eddie in 1996 as an opposing coach against Whoopi Goldberg’s New York Knicks. He owned Wendy’s franchises for 16 years, and he was heavily involved with the National Basketball Players Association.

The list continues to grow. Travels to NBA academies in China, Europe and South America as a game ambassador. Owner and operator of a European Wax Center. Hands in the CBD business. SEC Network analyst.

Sitting on a couch in the den of his Blythewood home, he revealed progress toward his latest project. English has linked with Family Promise of the Midlands in an effort to help Columbia’s homeless. He noted Columbia native and NBC News anchor Craig Melvin’s work with the organization on a national level and added, “maybe I can follow in his footsteps.”

A “proud Columbian” looking out for his city’s future.

English’s No. 22 has long been retired by USC. Friday, Dreher High School did the same. It’s a legacy secured in a place he’s never wanted to leave.

“It’s always good to be able to come back and dig your feet in the sand,” Flick said, “and feel your roots.”

Read the rest of the article here. 

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