Derrick Allen “Rick” Mahorn was born on the 21st September 1958, in Hartford, Connecticut USA, and is a former professional basketball player, best known as a member of the Detroit Pistons team during their golden generation including Isiah Thomas, Dennis Rodman, and Joe Dumars, that won the NBA Championship in 1989. Mahorn also played center for the Washington Bullets, Philadelphia ‘76ers, New Jersey Nets, and spent one season in Italy with Virtus Roma. Mahorn’s career started in 1980 and ended in 1999.
Have you ever wondered how rich Rick Mahorn is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Rick Mahorn’s net worth is as high as $4 million, an amount earned largely through his successful career in the NBA, but also from working as a coach in the WNBA, and as a radio analyst for the Detroit Pistons.
Rick Mahorn Net Worth $4 Million
Rick Mahorn grew up in Connecticut where he went to the Weaver High School, and later studied at Hampton University, Virginia. During his time at college, Mahorn was three-time NCAA Division II champion, being selected to NAIA All-American, and set 18 school records. In 1980, the Washington Bullets selected Mahorn in the second round as the 35th pick overall in the NFL Draft; he didn’t start a game in his rookie season, averaging only 4.8 points and 4.1 rebounds per game, but already in his sophomore year, Mahorn significantly improved with 12.2 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks in 33.3 minutes per game.
In the next two seasons Mahorn started every game; in 1982-83, he averaged a career-high 9.5 rebounds, 1.8 blocks, 1.0 steals in 36.9 minutes per game. He then left Washington and joined the Detroit Pistons in 1985, at the time one of the best teams in the NBA. Mahorn served as the bench player in first two years in Motor City, but in the 1987-88 season, he started 64 out of 67 games, averaging 10.7 points and 8.4 rebounds. The next year, the Pistons won the title and Mahorn left the team in tears after four excellent years he spent in Detroit.
He teamed up with superstar Charles Barkley with the Philadelphia 76ers, making the famous “Thump N’ Bump” rebounding duo. Mahorn had two decent seasons with the Sixers but then went to Italy to play 1991-92 with Virtus Roma. He came back to the US and signed a contract with the New Jersey Nets who had a team full of potential with Derrick Coleman, Drazen Petrovic, and Kenny Anderson, but Mahorn’s career seriously declined. In the next seven seasons before retiring, Mahorn started only 23 games, and his numbers were terrible. After four years in New Jersey, he moved back to the Detroit Pistons for two more years, before ending his career with the Philadelphia ‘76ers in 1999.
Soon after his retirement, Mahorn took work as a color commentator for Pistons radio broadcasts, before became an assistant coach of the WNBA’s Detroit Shock, working under former teammate Bill Laimbeer. In 2009, Mahorn was appointed as the head coach of the Shock, but left the post when the franchise moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma. During his coaching career, Mahorn won WNBA championship on two occasions: in 2006 and 2008. At the moment, he is working on Pistons radio alongside Mark Champion.
Mahorn has appeared in few TV series and documentaries, including “ESPN SportsCentury” (2001-2003), “Relatively Speaking: Joe Dumars” (2003), “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” (2007), “From Glory Days” (2012), “30 for 30” (2014), and “Bellator MMA Live” (2014), which have added somewhat to his net worth.
Regarding his personal life, Rick Mahorn is reputed to have six children, however, other aspects of his life – including information on relationships – are unknown to the media.
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