Former professional basketball player Walter Bond spoke to area educators Thursday, including many from Antelope County, about peak performance and accountability.
Sponsored by Educational Service Units 8 and 1, Bond spoke at Norfolk's Johnny Carson Theater with many schools in the audience. Besides local ESU staff members, educators from Neligh-Oakale, Clearwater-Orchard and Elgin also attended and did not have school Thursday due to the in-service.
Bond served as keynote speaker at the 2013 Nebraska State Education Conference.
According to his biography, Bond is called “Mr. Accountability” because he forces each one of his listeners to learn to be responsible for whatever the situation they are in. Bond's mastery in two different global industries has made him an authority on peak performance.
His passion for personal development has been anchored by his professional basketball career. Although a reserve throughout his college basketball career at the University of Minnesota, Bond miraculously enjoyed an eight year career while spending time as a shooting guard for teams such as the Dallas Mavericks, Utah Jazz and Detroit Pistons. This is where he learned peak performance truths that he has also applied to a wildly successful speaking career.
Bond's college basketball career did not say NBA at all. Only hard work, dedication and commitment got him there.