Served as envoy
- 2008 – Thailand
Patrick Garrity is a former NBA player who played in the league for ten years. He was a member of the National Basketball Players Association Executive Committee from 2000 to 2008 where he served as Secretary and Treasurer. He is currently the assistant general manager of the Detroit Pistons.
At the University of Notre Dame, Garrity spent four years with the Fighting Irish, averaging double-digits in scoring in all four seasons, including a 23.2 point-per-game average in his senior season of 1997–98. He was the Big East Men’s Basketball Player of the Year in 1997. In 1998, he was a Consensus Second Team All-America selection. He was a two-time Academic All-America selection as well as Academic All-American of the Year for Men’s Division I basketball in 1998.
He was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks as their 19th pick during the 1998 NBA Draft before being traded to the Dallas Mavericks and then once again to the Phoenix Suns.
When he joined Orlando Magic, he played all 82 games, averaging 8.2 points per game and shot a 40.1 percent from three-point territory. In 2001, he hit a career high of 11.1 points per game.