Pat Croce Profile
Pat Croce is an American TV personality, entrepreneur, author, sports team executive, and owner. Croce served as the team president of the National Basketball Association (NBA)’s Philadelphia 76ers from 1996 to 2001. Croce graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences in the year 1977.
Pat Croce Age|How old is Pat Croce
Croce was born (Pasquale “Pat” Croce) on November 2, 1954, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. He is 67 years old as of 2021.
Pat Croce Height
Croce stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches.
Pat Croce Family
Croce is the son of an Italian American father and an Irish American mother. He has three brothers Joe Croce, Vincent Croce, and John Croce.
Pat Croce Wife / Pat Croce Children
Croce is married to Diane Croce since 14 January 1978. The couple has two children a son called Michael and a daughter named Kelly Croce Sorg.
Pat Croce’s Net Worth
Croce has an estimated net worth of $300 million which he has earned through his career and businesses.
Quick Facts About Pat Croce
|Age||67 years old as of 2021|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Pat Croce 76ers
Croce is the former 76ers owner and president from 1996 to 2001. He first joined as an athletic trainer for the Philadelphia 76ers for more than 10 years, originally hired to help thin 7’6″ center Shawn Bradley bulk up. In 1996, Croce became president of the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team as part of a group led by Flyers founder Ed Snider and Comcast that bought the team. He took part in two major milestones with the Philadelphia franchise: drafting Allen Iverson as No. 1 overall in the 1996 draft and also overseeing the 76ers’ NBA finals run in 2001.
In June 2001, he refused to allow former President Bill Clinton into his private box in game 3 of the NBA Finals. Croce resigned from the Philadelphia 76ers after the 2001 season. He appeared on the cover of Success magazine as the first trainer to rise from the training room to an ownership position with a professional sports team. Croce has also been featured in Sales & Marketing Management and in Inc.
Pat Croce Key West / Pat Croce Pirate Museum
In January 2005, Croce opened the $10 million St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum in Key West, Florida. The museum features authentic pirate artifacts, many of them from Croce’s personal collection. In February 2010, it was announced that the museum was being moved from Key West, Florida to St. Augustine, Florida. The museum opened on December 8, 2010.
Pat Croce Restaurants Key West
In February 2006, Croce opened the pirate-themed Rum Barrel restaurant next to the museum.
Pat Croce Career
Croce TV personality, entrepreneur, author, sports team executive, and owner who started his career as a physical therapist and was a physical conditioning and rehabilitation coach for the Philadelphia Flyers and an administrative director of the Sports Medicine Clinic of Haverford Community Hospital.
In 1984, he founded Sports Physical Therapists and grew the business into a chain of 40 centers spanning 11 states before selling it in 1993 for $40 million. In October 2011, he financed and served on the monumental expedition that located the shipwrecks of Sir Francis Drake.
Croce is a black belt in Taekwondo, and in 2004, he was a commentator on the NBA on NBC for the Summer Olympic games of Taekwondo. He was one of the four judges for the second season of ABC’s reality television series, American Inventor, which ran from June to August 2007. As of January 2010, he serves on the board of directors for Movies, a mobile technology company focused on the hospitality industry
Pat Croce Motorcycle Accident
In 1999, Croce was involved in a motorcycle accident where he nearly lost his leg in the accident, 40 miles into an “Ocean to Ocean” motorcycle tour.
Pat Croce Moving In
In 2004, Croce hosted his own syndicated self-help television show, Pat Croce: Moving In, which premiered on September 13, 2004. In this series, Croce went to homes across the United States in a customized Prevost bus to help people in need and deal with issues that affected their private lives.
During its run, it was shown on a majority of CBS affiliates, where it aired between rating giants The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless. The show was canceled in 2005.
What does Pat Croce do now?
Croce went off in search of the happiness he was always chasing and found it within. He traveled the globe to Bhutan, studying mindfulness and introspection. Now he spends his days in tranquility on the 53-acre private retreat outside Philadelphia. He calls it “meditation hill.”
What kind of cancer does Pat Croce have?
Croce was diagnosed with head and neck cancer in 2020. A cancer diagnosis, and a partnership with the American Cancer Society, have him bringing his wisdom and positivity to others battling the disease. Croce was noted for his brash style and optimism during his stint as the president of the 76ers, where he brought the team from last place in his first year (1996) to an NBA finals appearance in his final season.
Pat Croce Books
Croce is the author of several books. He has written books on pirates, some of which include My Pop Pop Is A Pirate (2008), and Pirate Soul (2006). He has also written a series of historical fiction books based on the lives of pirates such as Sir Francis Drake and Henry Morgan.
Croce has also written self-help books such as; 110% (2001), Pat Croce’s Victory Journal (2002), Lead Or Get Off The Pot (2004), and Do It Now! Journal (2004), three of which topped The New York Times best-seller list.
- Conditioning for ice hockey, year-round – 1983
- Stretching for Athletics – 1984
- Arthritic’s Guide to Sports and Fitness – 1985
- Tennis Player’s Guide to Sports Medicine – 1985
- The baseball player’s guide to sports medicine – 1987
- I Feel Great and You Will Too! An Inspiring Journey of Success with Practical Tips on How to Score Big in Life – 2000
- 110%: 110 Strategies For Feeling Great Every Day – 2001
- 110%-110 Strategies for Feelin – 2001
- Pat Croce’s Victory Journal – 2003
- Do It Now! – 2004
- Lead Or Get Off the Pot! The Seven Secrets of a Self-Made Leader – 2004
- My Pop-Pop Is a Pirate: A Swashbuckling Tale with a Treasure Trove of Interactive Extras – 2008
- Blackbeard – 2011
- Pirates of St. Augustine – 2011
- The Pirate Handbook: A Rogue’s Guide to Pillage, Plunder, Chaos & Conquest – 2011
- Drake’s Quest – 2012
- Sir Francis Drake – 2013
- Plunder ARC – 2015