to get up-close and personal with basketball legends, coaches and current players at the 21st Annual Legends of the Hardwood Breakfast!
Get a new look at basketball and prepare to be inspired, entertained, and challenged as sport leaders discuss character, integrity and faith in sport and life. This event is the the only one of it's kind during the Final Four weekend that is open to the public! Click here to reserve your seats now, as this event will sell-out!
- Former NBA Player and Coach
- Phoenix Suns
- Former Assistant (to John Wooden) and Head Coach
- UCLA Bruins
Event Co- Hosts
- Sports Analyst, Fox Sports 1
- Sports Analyst, ESPN
- NBA, 1981 - 1997
- Phoenix Suns, 1988 - 1993
- NBA 1998 - 2002
- Phoenix Suns, Coach, 2008 - 2013
- President & General Manager, Phoenix Mercury (WNBA)
Ann Meyers Drysdale
- NBA, 1987 - 1991
- College Coach, 1991 - present
- Head Coach, UCLA Bruins, 2013 - present
*Also Featuring current players, coaches, and various Phoenix Legends (TBD)
The Coach Wooden “Keys to Life” Award is named in honor of legendary basketball coach John Wooden. During his years at UCLA, Coach Wooden guided the Bruins to 10 National Championships (seven consecutive) as well as 19 conference titles.
The Coach Wooden “Keys to Life” Award is presented annually to a member of the college or professional basketball community who lives out qualities exemplified by Coach Wooden; outstanding character, integrity, and leadership on the court, in the work place, in the home, and in the community. To learn more about Coach Wooden, visit his website.
National Event Chairmen
Jerry Colangelo, Managing Director, USA Basketball
Mike Ingram, Founder and Chairman, El Dorado Holdings, Inc.
Dick Schultz, Former Executive Director of the NCAA and USOC
Jeri Williams, Phoenix Police Chief
Andre Wadsworth, Former Arizona Cardinal, Entrepreneur, and Pastor at Impact Church
Clark Kellogg, CBS Basketball Analyst
Ernie Johnson , Studio Host, Inside the NBA on TNT
Mark & Chrissy Donnelly, #1 NYT Bestselling Authors, multiple Chicken Soup for the Soul books Founding Partners, Epiphany Entertainment
Greg Stanton , Phoenix Mayor
Tom Lehman , Professional Golfer
Steve Alford , Head Men's Basketball Coach, UCLA
Tony Bennett , Head Men's Basketball Coach, UVA
Tom Chambers , Former Player, Phoenix Suns
Don Cardon , CEO, Cardon Development Group
Kurt Warner , Former Arizona Cardinal
Ann Meyers Drysdale , Retired Hall of Fame Basketball Player and Sportscaster
Dr. Don Wilson, Lead Pastor, Christ's Church of the Valley,Phoenix, Arizona
Dave Tippett, Head coach, Arizona Coyotes
Exclusive Furniture Sponsor
Presenting Sponsor: $50,000
Full-Court Sponsor: $25,000
All-Star Sponsor: $10,000
The Legends of the Hardwood Breakfast is still accepting sponsorships for our 2017 event. It is our goal to work with you and/or your company to create a sponsorship package that works for your desired outcome. For more information, please contact Megan Soderberg at email@example.com or 937-554-2207.
- Phoenix Convention Center
100 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
- *Event will take place in the West Ballroom, located on the third floor of the West Building*
- Dress is business casual - jacket and tie not required.
- Will call and Silent Auction will open at 7:30 am
- The Breakfast starts promptly at 8:30 am and usually ends at 10:30. Please plan to arrive early.
- Each guest must show his or her ticket at the door. The table assignment is noted on the ticket. Please note that all ticket sales are final.