Houstonians may remember Reggie Slater when he played basketball for Kashmere High School but many remember Slater when he played professional basketball for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets, and Toronto Raptors. Today Slater is an entrepreneur and the owner of six oil lube businesses in the Houston area and Slaters Sports Zone in Richmond, Texas.
Prior to retiring from pro basketball, Slater prepared for a transition in his career by purchasing an oil lube business in Houston. He later purchased five more lube businesses, some financed with loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Retirement from the hectic basketball player’s lifestyle gave Slater the opportunity to spend more time with his wife and children. While coaching his son’s basketball team, Slater realized there were no sports facilities that can hosts tournaments in south Houston, where he resides. Motivated by the desire to help and encourage young people to better their lives through... Read More