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The Best Mentors Help Kids Find Their Passion

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R.C. Buford is a PCA National Advisory Board Member and is the President of sports franchises for Spurs Sports and Entertainment. In this current position, Buford serves as the GM of the Spurs (@spurs) while overseeing the sports administration for the other three teams in the SS&E family (Austin Spurs, Silver Stars and San Antonio Rampage). In the summer of 1997 he became the Spurs Director of Scouting, was promoted to Vice President/Assistant GM in the summer of 1999, and became the Spurs GM in 2002. In Buford's time with the Spurs, the team has won five NBA championships.

Buford has had a lot of mentors that have helped him throughout his life. In this video, he discusses how he appreciated the encouragement to take advantage of the freedom to choose what sport he played, and in turn encourages parents to do the same to their kids.