Pat Williams Rumors

Williams, the Magic’s co-founder and senior VP, couldn’t imagine Perry’s captivating ride since his Magic departure that followed the franchise’s worst five-season stint in history. “He’s here for five years, working as a right-hand man to [former GM] Rob Hennigan,’’ Williams told The Post. “He was very behind the scenes, the invisible guy. Don’t think he was ever quoted. Suddenly he’s extremely visible. Quoted more in the last two weeks than his entire career.
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The Magic have made a critical decision that could alter the 2015-16 season. What, they’ve named a new head coach? Nah. This is bigger, much bigger: They will station good-luck charm Pat Williams in the room closer to the actual ping-pong balls for the NBA Draft Lottery on May 19 in New York. Williams has won three previous lotteries with Orlando — the last one coming in 2004 (Dwight Howard.)
But there it was, this exotic phrase: multiple myeloma. His first question was the one that most naturally occurs to a patient, how long do I have to live? Dr. Reynolds’ answer was not comforting: Two years, maybe three. “When I got the news, obviously I was shocked,” Williams said. “Just stunned. That was the last thing on my mind, that I might have cancer. I could not imagine it. “When Dr. Reynolds broke the news, I was just—wow, I was overwhelmed. I had been a fitness nut, I have been careful about my lifestyle and suddenly I am being told I have multiple myeloma, something I had never even heard of.”
But Williams did not stay down long. He still had more life to live. The first step was to figure out how to stop the cancer, and force it into remission. Knowing he had a very difficult cancer to deal with, he gave Dr. Reynolds the green light to try whatever was needed. “I have been on every medication they have, I have done bone marrow treatments, every drug,” Williams said. “I told him, ‘Don’t hold anything back, I will be your guinea pig.’ Whatever they have that might work, I want to try it. I have seen progress in the last three years that was unimaginable when he first told me.”
Now, Williams has been able to resume his speaking engagements and traveling with the Magic when needed. That includes his trip to the draft lottery, something that, in 2011, it did not seem he would be alive for. But Williams has fought his way back to his normal life. Well, mostly. “Other than marathons,” he said. “No more marathons, at least at this point. I have done 58 of them, but they’re on hold for now.”