MENTORING

Two NYC boys, from different backgrounds, brought together by basketball. 

David Gurwitz & Oliver Taylor muse about all things sports and mentoring, in a heartwarming blog. 

Check it out: www.oliverscourt.com

Mentoring

Brothers in Giving

28 Nov , 2017  

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David In Atlanta

20 Nov , 2017  

David visited Oliver in his school near Atlanta and interviewed the principal, the athletic director and some of the students whose lives have been impacted by Oliver.

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Grandfathers’ Free Throw Challenge

31 Oct , 2017  

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Mentee by chance, friends by choice

31 Aug , 2017  

Matt Smithmsmith@covnews.com Matt Smith After more than a decade apart, former Big East basketball player, and current Rockdale County Sheriff’s Deputy Oliver Taylor reunited with his mentor, David Gurwitz. The two have lived vastly different lives since Gurwitz first met Taylor in the lat     In an empty gym at Memorial Middle School Thursday morning, a […]

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Teaching Taylor Part I: Mentorship coming full circle

29 May , 2016  

By Sean Saint Jacques  @SSaintj7 on May 23, 2016 Sean Saint Jacques tells the extraordinary story of former Seton Hall basketball star Oliver Taylor and the mentor that changed his life forever. This is the first part of a three part series. Part I: Meeting a Mentor and the journey to Seton Hall Oliver Taylor […]

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Teaching Taylor Part II: Taylor shines at Madison Square Garden, then goes pro

28 May , 2016  

By Sean Saint Jacques  @SSaintj7 on May 24, 2016 This is part two of the Oliver Taylor story as told by Sean Saint Jacques. If you missed part one yesterday, you can read it right HERE. Gurwitz was not a fan of Carlesimo’s philosophy when it came to using Taylor on the floor during his […]

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Teaching Taylor Part III: The mentee becomes the mentor

27 May , 2016  

By Sean Saint Jacques  @SSaintj7 on May 25, 2016 The conclusion of the Oliver Taylor story as told by Sean Saint Jacques. Oliver and David discuss what they are up to now and how they continue to grow every day. In suburbs of Atlanta, Taylor is a deputy sheriff and helps kids at Salem High […]

Media, Mentoring, Tv Interviews

Fox 5 Atlanta

25 May , 2016   Video

It was an honor to be interviewed by baseball great Ron Gant, host of Good Day Atlanta. Check out the story, about two NYC boys, brought together by basketball.

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Seton Hall hero carries on his mentor’s legacy

3 Apr , 2016  

Steve Politi | NJ Advance Media for NJ   Oliver Taylor (20) is carried off the floor after sinking the winning lay-up with one second left giving No. 21 Seton Hall a 70-69 victory over Pittsburgh in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden, Friday, March 8, 1991, New York. (AP […]

Mentoring, Motivational Speaking

5 WORDS, 5 SENTENCES, 5 MINUTES

26 Jan , 2016  

Introducing the fun way to become a good writer!   I am developing and creating a writing program to open the minds of kids, grades 3-5, and encourage critical thinking skills with a fun and easy exercise.  Today we live in a world of technology where kids don’t need to write the old fashioned way, […]

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Oliver Taylor and David Gurwitz Interview

23 Jan , 2016  

Oliver and David   00:40 Deputy Taylor if you’ll give me your background before meeting Mr Gurwitz.   Just an inner city kid from Far Rockaway NY, in Queens! Just a kid with a dream and took a chance on something I loved. People felt that I was pretty good. I wound up playing on […]

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Dana Roc Interview

10 May , 2015  

Rabbi, Musician, Managing Director of Nenner Research, David Gurwitz original article: www.danaroc.com David Gurwitz was an avid athlete growing up in the south Bronx in the 1950s and 1960s. He worked at a hotel in the Catskills where Wilt Chamberlain had once been a bellhop, and spent summers learning from Red Auerbach about talent recognition and […]