Avery Johnson was born on the 25th March 1965, in New Orleans, Louisiana USA, and is a retired professional basketball player, who spent his career in the NBA playing for six different teams, including the Seattle SuperSonics, Houston Texans, Denver Nuggets, San Antonio Spurs, among others. His career was active from 1988 until 2004, after which he started his coaching career, and is currently the head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide men’s basketball team.
Have you ever wondered how rich Avery Johnson is, as of mid- 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Avery`s net worth is as high as $20 million, an amount he has acquired through his successful career in sports, firstly as player and then as a basketball coach.
Avery Johnson Net Worth $20 Million
Avery began playing basketball and fell in love with the game at St. Augustine High School; in his last season he was the best player, and helped the team to a season without a loss, 35-0. After high school he enrolled at New Mexico Junior College, then spent a year at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, before transferring to Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In his last season in college he averaged double double, having 11.4 points and 13.3 assists per game, which was a record for the NCAA Division 1. After graduating, he entered the 1988 NBA Draft, but wasn’t selected.
He then spent a summer playing for the Palm Beach Stingrays in the United States Basketball League (USBL), and was then signed by the Seattle SuperSonics, and stayed at the team until 1990.
From that point until 1994, he switched several clubs, including the Denver Nuggets in 1990, San Antonio Spurs in 1991 and again in 1992-1993 season, Houston Rockets in 1992, and Golden State Warriors (1993-1994).
In 1994 he again signed for the Spurs, and played for them until 2001, during which time his net worth increased by a large margin. In the 1999 NBA Finals, Avery brought victory and the ring to the Spurs in the game five against the New York Knicks, by scoring the last point for his team 47 seconds before the end of the game to give them victory by one point 78-77. Thanks to that performance, Avery`s jersey was retired by the Spurs, and also his name is in their Hall of Fame.
After his stint with Spurs ended, Avery spent three more seasons in the NBA, playing for the Denver Nuggets again, Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors one more time.
Avery ended his career with 8,817 points and 5,846 assists overall. Apart from winning the Championship in 1999, he also won the NBA Sportsmanship Award in 1998.
After retirement as a player in 2004, Avery stayed in sports, becoming the assistant coach to Don Nelson at the Dallas Mavericks. In 2005 he became the head coach of the franchise, and in 2006, he led the team to the NBA Finals, but they lost to the Miami Heat 4-2, after winning the first two games.
After Dallas, Avery was the head coach of the New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets from 2010 to 2012, and most recently he has been appointed head coach of Alabama University men`s basketball team
He also won several awards as a coach, including the NBA Coach of the Year in 2006, and the same year he was the All-Star game head coach.
Avery has also worked as a studio analyst, joining the ESPN firstly in 2008, but left after two years. He rejoined in 2013, and since then has contributed to shows such as “NBA Coast to Coast”, “SportsCenter”, and “NBA Tonight”. This has also added a considerable amount to his net worth.
Regarding his personal life, Avery has been married to Cassandra since 1991, with whom he has two children.
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