José Manuel Calderón

José Manuel Calderón Former NBA player | Basketball Executive | High Performance Teamwork Expert


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José Manuel Calderón 2024 Speech Titles José Manuel Calderón 2024 Speech Titles

  • Adapting on and off the court: My journey through world basketball
  • Beyond individuality: Teamwork for achieving glory
  • Inclusion: Basketball as a reflection of a diverse society

José Manuel Calderón's Biography

José Manuel Calderón is a prominent former Spanish basketball player. Throughout his 14 seasons in the NBA, he established himself as one of the most iconic figures in basketball, being the fourth Spanish player to debut in this league.

His presentations offer deep insights into the world of basketball, sports leadership, teamwork, and perseverance. He emphasizes the importance of adaptability, a crucial concept in his career. His talks are known for being informative and inspiring, filled with examples and lessons learned during his time in the ACB, NBA, and the Spanish national team.

Beyond his NBA journey, Calderón began his career in the ACB, where he played for six seasons and achieved notable statistical averages. In the NBA, he became a key player for teams like the Toronto Raptors, leading in assists and setting a historic record in free throws. He has been part of teams such as the Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Detroit Pistons. Off the court, Calderón has shown a strong social commitment, collaborating with UNICEF. He also works as an advisor for the multinational software company Sngular and is a co-founder of OWQLO.


"Adapting on and off the court: My journey through world basketball"

José Manuel Calderón shares his personal experience of how adaptation has been a key piece throughout his career, from his beginnings in the ACB to his time in the NBA and with the Spanish national team.

"Beyond individuality: Teamwork for achieving glory"

Through his experiences with diverse teams such as the Toronto Raptors, Los Angeles Lakers, and the Spanish national team, Calderón unravels the secret to success in basketball: teamwork.

"Inclusion: Basketball as a reflection of a diverse society"

In this talk, José Manuel Calderón addresses the importance of inclusion in sports and how basketball, in particular, reflects a diverse and global society.

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