A former sportscaster for the Charlotte Hornets and New Orleans Hornets and a nationally-known keynote/motivational speaker, McGregor joined the Black College Sports & Education Foundation in May 2019 as host for the weekly podcasts which has featured some of the greatest sports figures in American history.
He joined the Hornets after serving as academic advisor of athletics at his alma mater, Wake Forest University. The 6-8 rebounding record-holder was the starting center for the Demon Deacons from 1968 – 71 after being named one of the top 50 high school players in the country in 1966-67. He was drafted out of college by the Cincinnati Royals (now the Sacramento Kings) in the 1971 NBA Draft and played in 42 games with the Royals during the 1971-72 season. McGregor played seven years professionally in Belgium, France and Italy.
McGregor is a highly sought after motivational speaker whose various activities in the community have included School To Career, Teach America and the Louisiana High School Athletic Director Association. He has served on numerous boards, including the Foundations of the Carolinas Grant Advisory Board, the Board of Visitors of Chapel Hill Children’s Hospital and the Board of Visitors of UNC-Charlotte. McGregor also served as the honorary chairman of the March of Dimes Walk America.
McGregor was an analyst for the Hornets on Cox Sports Television and the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball telecasts with Jefferson Pilot/Raycom Sports. He worked the NCAA Tournament on ESPN, MEAC Basketball telecasts on ESPN2, CIAA Basketball and Football and was an analyst for Southern University Jaguar basketball.
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