The rise of Tim Hardaway, Age, Wife, Parents, Siblings, Net Worth, Salary, Kids and Career

At a Glance

Full Name Timothy Duane Hardaway
Born 1 September 1966 (55 years)
Height 6 ft. o in (1.83 m)
Weight 175 lb. (79 kg)
Position Assistant coach Detroit Pistons
Nationality American

 

 

Who is Tim Hardaway?

Tim Hardaway is an American former basketball star for the Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, and Indiana Pacers. He was also a coach for Florida Pit Bulls and assistant coach for Detroit Pistons. Hardaway played point guard and was one of the National Basketball Association’s most exciting players for the 1990s. He was a five-time NBA All-Star and All-NBA Team selection and won a gold medal with the United States national basketball team at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Hardaway was known for his crossover dribble which was dubbed the “UTEP two-step” by TV analysts.

Childhood and Early life of Tim Hardaway

Tim Hardaway was on 1 September 1966 and raised on Chicago’s South Side. His mother Gwendalyn was a postal worker. At six months old, Hardaway’s mother used to put a toy car in his crib and his father added a basketball, but he tossed the toy car out of the crib and curled up with this basketball. He chose basketball and in childhood gained the lifelong nickname Tim Bug for his agility on the court.

The love of basketball was the key factor that brings Hardaway closer to his father over the years. Hardaway’s parents had a rocky relationship in large part because of his father’s struggle with alcoholism. At age of 12 old his parents divorced. During the Sports interview with S.L Price, he stated that “ When I was going through stuff with my dad I could get my frustration worked put just by playing hard.”

Tim Hardaway’s career history

Despite of grew up in a harsh environment from his father who was an alcohol addict, behaving abusively toward Hardaway and his mother but he keep focusing on his game career, even after Donald Hardaway his father showed up drunk at games, he took out his frustrations on opponents at Chicago’s Carver High. His father later reformed after his son started to succeed in court.

Tim Hardaway Bio
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Hardaway attended college at the University of Texas-El Paso. As a senior, he was bet in a crossover dribble maneuver that came to be known as the “UTEP two-step”. He was selected as the 14th overall pick of the 1989 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors, in his rookie season he used to wore jersey number 5. In addition to basketball, he led the Golden State Warriors to the highest-scoring team in the league, in assists in his rookie season, he become the only second player in NBA history to do so as a rookie. His best performance earned him a unanimous selection to the 1989-90 NBA All-Rookie First Team and also reached the 5000 points, 2500 assists mark faster than any other player.

The Golden Warrior started to fall apart due to injuries sidelined, and several of their star players including Hardaway, who sat out sixteen games with an injured knee though he still finished second in the league in assists. In 1993, he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, forcing him to miss the whole 1993-94 NBA season and also forfeit his spot on the 1994 U.S. National Team for the World Championships.

In the middle of the 1995-96 season, Hardaway was traded to Miami Heat, where he had two twenty-point games in his first week. The following season, he managed to lead the Miami Heat in scoring and in assists, propelling the team to a 61-21 record, and in the Eastern Conference finals though were defeated by the Chicago Bulls. In 1999, knee problems started slowly in his play also he developed small issues with the Heat’s coach Pat Riley that lead him to be traded to the Dallas Mavericks for the 2001-02 season.

In February 2002, Hardaway was traded to the Denver Nuggets. He was in his 14th game in Nuggets uniform on 23 March 2002, when he was stepped on his left foot and broke by the Seattle Super Sonics player Randy Livingston during the first quart of the game, he missed the remainder of the season. Moreover, Hardaway was suspended for two games after throwing a television monitor across the court.  At the end of the 2002 season, he was expected to become a free agent and seek a deal with a championship-caliber squad. The Nugget’s general manager Kiki Vandeweghe told the Rocky Mountain News that” Time is a great example for our kids and I love having him around but I understand that he’s kind of  at the twilight of his career and wants to win a championship.”

In 2014, Hardaway became an assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons and served as coach up to 2018.

Tim Hardaway’s career highlight

  • He was Chosen in first round of 1989 draft by Golden State Warriors
  • He played for Warriors, 1989-95
  • He played for Miami Heat, 1996-01
  • He named to U.S. Olympic basketball team, 2000
  • He played for Dallas Mavericks, 2001
  • He was traded to Denver Nuggets, 2001.

Tim’s awards

  •  Named to NBA All-Rookie First Team, (1989-90)
  •  All-NBA first team, (1996-97)
  •  named to All-NBA second team, (1997-98, 1998-99).

Did Tim Hardaway married?

Yes, Hardaway is married to Yolanda.

How many kid does Hardaway have?

Hardaway has two kid Tim Jr. (son) who is currently play for the Dallas Mavericks and Nina (daughter)

Who were the parent of Tim Hardaway?

Hardaway is the son of Gwendalyn, a postal worker and his father Donald Hardaway

How much does Tim Hardaway worth?

Hardaway has an approximated to $15million-$3omillion 

How much does Hardaway earn?

Hardaway has an estimated salary of $46 million.

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