DENTON, Texas – He’s worked with LeBron James. Allen Iverson? Check. Everyone from DiKembe Mutumbo to Carmello Anthony has spent time with him. And now count the Mean Green basketball team amongst those fortunate enough to spend a weekend with renowned sports psychologist Dr. Joe Carr.
Not your average teambuilding exercise, Dr. Carr has spent decades helping the sport’s best players and teams develop cohesion and positive energy, and this weekend he’ll be at the Super Pit.
“Dr. Carr is as good as it gets,” said North Texas head coach Tony Benford. “I’ve had the pleasure of working with him before, and his ability to bring a team together can have lasting effects – not just for this season, but for their lives. As soon as I got the job here I made bringing in Dr. Carr a priority.”
Aside from his lifelong love of basketball, Carr worked with Oscar Robertson to help develop the NBA’s rookie orientation program, which helped players adjust mentally and emotionally with the bright lights of the league. He is also the founder of Doc's Gym in Washington, D.C., where great players played and learned the game of basketball and life.