Danny Ainge is a famous NBA player who has had a glorious basketball career with significant success and awards. He won the NBA championship two times. His dazzling performance in school life impressed all, which paved the way for him to enter the NBA. He is currently pursuing his career as an executive. His performance on the basketball court inspired lots of fans. So this article is for those who are curious about his career history, personal life, and net worth.
Danny Ainge Net Worth and Salary Update
His total net worth is $10 million as of 2023. His average annual salary is around $525,000. However, his NBA contracts made him a millionaire. Most of the assets are from the former salary income at the time of professional life.
Salary Accumulation Chart:
|Total Net Worth in 2023:||$20 Million|
|Total Salary Earned:||$6.5 Million|
|Salary From Phoenix Suns:||$5 Million|
|Salary From Portland Trail Blazers:||$1.5 Million|
|Average Annual Salary:||$525,000|
|Source of Income:||Former NBA player, Coach, Executive, Media|
Danny Ainge Early Life
Danny Ainge was born in Eugene, Oregon, on March 17, 1959. He started playing basketball during his school days. During his school life, he went to North Eugene High School in Oregon and played for his school team. He won the state basketball championships twice in a row from 1076 to 1977.
His college career began at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah. During his college tenure, he played for the BYU Cougars men’s basketball team from 1977 to 1981.
Danny Ainge Wife, House & Kids
Danny Ainge married Michelle Ainge in 1979. They both reside in Wellesley, Massachusetts. In the family of Danny Ainge and Michelle Ainge, they have six children. They are Ashlee, Austin Ainge, Tanner Ainge, Taylor, Cooper Ainge, and Crew Ainge. His son, Austin Ainge, is the director of player personnel for the Boston Celtics. He also played basketball at BYU. His son, Tanner Ainge, is a Utah County Commissioner, a businessman, and a lawyer.
Daniel Ainge- Full Biography Chart
|Full Name:||Daniel Ray Ainge|
|Birth::||March 17, 1959, in Oregon, USA|
|Profession:||Former NBA player|
|College Education:||Brigham Young University|
|Height:||6 feet 5 inches|
|Current Age:||63 years old|
Professional NBA Career
He started playing professional basketball in 1981 and retired in 1995. During his NBA life, he played for-
- Boston Celtics
- Sacramento Kings
- Portland Trail Blazers
- Phoenix Suns
The golden period of my career was with the Boston Celtics. He won the NBA championship two times (in 1984 and 1986).
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— Danny Ainge (@danielrainge) July 18, 2019
In his NBA career, playing in the shooting guard position, he scored 11964 points on average (11.5 ppg), 4199 assists on average (4.0 APG), and 1133 steals on average (1.1 SPG).
What is he doing now?
After his retirement, he became a basketball coach. In his coaching career, he coached the Phoenix Suns from 1996 to 1999. Currently, he is performing his executive duties.
In 1988, he made his first appearance in an NBA All-Star game. Patrick Ewing and Charles Barkley’s appearances were second. In 1981, he won the John R. Wooden Award. In the same year, he also won the NABC Player of the Year title and was a consensus first-team All-American. In 1980, he was named to the NABC third-team All-American team. He was nominated for the WAC Player of the Year in 1981. He was named first-team All-WAC four times in a row. In 1977, he became the Second-team Parade All-American.
He gained success not only as an NBA player but also as an executive. As an executive, he was part of the 2008 NBA Championship. In the same year, he won the title of NBA Executive of the Year.
Danny Ainge Height, Weight & Age
Danny Ainge is 6 feet 5 inches tall. His weight is 86 kg. He is 63 years old. He played in the shooting guard position. Danny fulfilled his responsibility of being in that position and proved himself as the perfect one. He usually threw the ball with his right hand. Danny did not wear any particular jersey. He wore jersey numbers 44, 7, 9, and 22.
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