My interview with Chad Ford, BYU Hawaii professor and NBA draft expert for ESPN
An hour-long interview with BYU-Hawaii professor Chad Ford was among the highlights of my trip to Hawaii in mid April.
He met me at his office wearing a T-shirt, jeans and sandals. I found him to be a pleasant, friendly guy who is really passionate about his career and family. He also admitted to being a Star Wars geek.
Two articles I wrote in June summarize our conversation pretty well. The first article describes his dual professional life and the second offers tips for peace building in families. It’s a very timely message.
I’m a sports guy, I love basketball and we talked about his work with the NBA. He was kind to give me a few tips for how to build relationships with sources in the news business. He told me about his admiration for players Dikembe Mutombo and Luol Deng, great men and players who have made a difference for their African nations.
But I was more taken by his dedication to peace building/conflict mediation and his travels around the world. He graciously shared a few gospel insights and principles for peace building in families. I will take all the help I can get in attempting to keep the peace at home.
Not everything I collected made it into the articles. Here are a few photos that offer a little more insight into this fascinating guy.