New York Knicks, NBA
- 4x NBA All-Star (1995-1998)
- Olympic Gold Medalist (2000)
- FIBA Gold Medalist (1999)
- Called “America’s Best Kept Secret” by Sports Illustrated as a senior at the University of Hartford
- Founded The Stand Tall Foundation for the betterment of children’s futures
During his NBA career Vin started The Stand Tall Foundation, a charitable organization that helped give kids a better future by financially assisting with different charitable and volunteer organizations. Stand Tall sponsored such activities as Vin's Youth All-Star Awards Program; created to reward youth involved in constructive activities and to demonstrate that religion and sports can be a winning combination and Stand Tall Achievement Awards; identifying and rewarding students who have excelled in academics and shown outstanding civic achievement.
Since retiring from the NBA, Vin has shared his knowledge of the game and experience by coaching Men’s Basketball at Texas Southern University and Old Saybrook High School. In addition, the proud father and family man is working with young people to promote their personal development, health, wellness, and education.
Video Message$99Get a Personal Video Greeting from Vin Baker! He will record a birthday or congratulatory greeting, surprise message for your event, or a client and employee motivational message. You can even save and share the recording afterwards!
NOTE: This request will take 5 business days to process. Your credit card will be charged automatically once the video has been recorded by the Pro.
Pick-up Game$1,000 per hourMake your next pick-up game unforgettable by inviting Vin to join.
Lunch or Dinner$1,500Vin will join you and your small group of up to 10 people at lunch or dinner. You choose the restaurant and you choose what you want to talk about. Vin will share stories from his career. Note: for larger parties, please see appearance fee below.
Attend a Game$1,500Have an extra seat at the game? Vin will join you and your guests and share insight on the game. Discuss Vin's career with the Knicks and his trajectory to become a NBA All-Star. (Up to 3 hours)
Q&A$1,500 per hourVin will share his story to up to 20 people. Your small group of friends, students, coworkers, or event attendees will be inspired by Vin’s path to success.
Round of Golf$2,000Vin will complete your foursome for a round of golf. He'll be the perfect fourth for your Sunday outing, and will spice up the round with tales from his time in the pros. (Up to 5 hours)
Q&A$2,000Vin will share his story to up to 20 people. Your small group of friends, students, co workers, or event attendees will be inspired by Vin's path to success.
Appearance$2,000 per hourHire Vin Baker to make an appearance at your next event! Vin Baker’s appearance will be the perfect way to promote your business or organization. (Up to 60 minutes). Autograph show pricing may vary.
Golf Outing$3,000Vin will join your golf outing for a charity event or corporate conference. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to spend a full day with a NBA All-Star. You're sure to come back home with some great stories, and unforgettable memories. (Up to 1 day)
Personal Coaching$300 per hourVin will be your personal coach giving you access to a NBA All-Star. Vin will take you through NBA drills and plays. You'll learn firsthand what it takes to be a NBA player.
Group Coaching$500 per hourTo be the best you need to learn from the best. Hiring Vin as a coach will give you access to a NBA All-Star. Vin will coach a group of 2-6 people drills that helped him become a pro athlete.
Guest Coach$1,000 per hourVin will make a guest appearance as a coach for your team’s next game or practice. Give the perfect gift to your child's team or your corporate league team by taking things to the next level.
* Booking this talent outside of the booking region may result in additional costs. Thuzio Pros are subject to availability.
Sport Basketball League NBA Team
- Milwaukee Bucks (1993-1997)Seattle SuperSonics (1997-2002)Boston Celtics (2002-2004)New York Knicks (2004-2005)Houston Rockets (2005)Los Angeles Clippers (2006)
Position Power Forward
Home Town Lake Wales, Florida College University of Hartford