Dave Cowens Net Worth, Wife, and Basketball Career Details

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Dave Cowens has an enriched and affluent history in the NBA. He is one of the richest NBA players who played in the center position. He was named to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame for his magical and impressive performances in 1991. But what will Dave Cowens’ total worth be in 2024? Let’s check.

Dave Cowens’ Net Worth Till Now

As of now, his net worth is $13 million. He became a millionaire through his NBA contracts and coaching career. He played a total of 766 NBA games, where he averaged a double-double of 17.6 points and 13.6 rebounds with 3.8 assists. Apart from his basketball career, he also engaged in politics. In 1990, as a Republican, he worked for the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth.

Complete Biography Chart

Total Net Worth in 2024:$13 million
Salary Earned:$2 million
Source of Income:NBA, Head coach, Business
Birth Date:October 25, 1948
Birth Place:Newport, USA
Full Name:David William Cowens
Mother:Ruth Cowens
Nick Name:Big Red
Daughter:Meghan and Samantha
Vertical Leap:39 inches
Birth Sign:Scorpio
Eye Color:Light Brown
Hair Color:Gray
First NBA Draft Year:1970
Drafted Team:Boston Celtics
Wife/Girlfriend:Miss Deby
College Education:Florida State University
Achievements:NBA Most Valuable Player, NBA Rookie of the Year Award, NBA All-Defensive Team
Height:6 feet 9 inches
Jersey No:8 no jersey
Current Age:73 years

Childhood and Early Career

Dave Cowen net worth

This successful man was born in Newport on October 25, 1948. The full name of this man is David William Cowens. The basketball career of Dave Cowens began in his school life. During his school life, he showed the potential of his talent. In his school life, he became the star of his basketball career.

After his successful performance at the school level, he went to Florida State University from 1967 to 1970. During his tenure in his university life, he began to show his talent and gathered lots of achievements. During his tenure, he scored 1,479 points in a total of 78 games, at 19.0 points per game. He was also ranked among Florida State’s top 10 all-time scorers. That showed how much potential he had for his future career at this time.

Career Stats:

1970-71Boston Celtics8138.8.457.77615.02.817.0
1971-72Boston Celtics7940.0.479.77516.23.418.5
1972-73Boston Celtics6640.5.486.83815.74.120.5
1973-74Boston Celtics8039.8.482.83114.
1974-75Boston Celtics6040.4.482.78716.
1975-76Boston Celtics7839.6.468.80013.
1976-77Boston Celtics7039.6.489.80014.
1977-78Boston Celtics7739.9.488.79914.
1978-79Boston Celtics6635.7.481.82211.
1980-81Milwaukee Bucks4029.9.448.7737.

Dave Cowens’s Career with Drafted NBA Teams

Dave Cowen career earnings

In his NBA career, he only played for the Boston Celtics. In the 1970 NBA draft, the Boston Celtics selected him as the fourth overall. There was some criticism leveled at Dave Cowens’ selection because he was small at the time.

But Dave Cowens answered the criticism not directly but in the field. His performance said a lot to the critics. During his rookie year, he averaged 17.0 points per game and 15.0 rebounds per game. In the same season, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. He also received the NBA’s Rookie of the Year honors.

The last season of the professional career of Dave Cowens was 1979–80. With his outstanding performance, his team recorded 61-21, and he personally secured an average of 14.2 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 3.1 assists. The Boston Celtics defeated the Houston Rockets 4-0 in their first meeting this season.

As a member of the Celtics, he gave them two wins in the championship. The first one was in 1974, and the latter was in 1976. The next season was not satisfactory due to an unavoidable situation. In the 177–78 season, he averaged 18.6 points and 14 rebounds a game. From 1982 to 1983, he came to the basket and requested the Celtics to take him back. In 25 minutes per game with the Bucks, he averaged 8.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 2.1 assists.

Achievement List At a Glance

NBA champion1974
NBA Most Valuable Player1973
NBA Rookie of the Year1971
7× NBA All-Star1972–1978
All-NBA First Team1973, 1975
All-NBA Second Team1972, 1974, 1976
NBA All-Defensive First Team1973, 1974, 1976
NBA All-Defensive Second Team1972, 1975, 1977
No. 18 retired by Boston Celtics1981
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame1991


After his retirement, he continued his coaching career with several clubs, including the NBA, CBA, and WNBA. Cownes’ career is intertwined with coaching and playing. The decision to play again mingled his life with play and coaching.

He began his first coaching career with the Boston Celtics during the 1978–79 season as a coach. In the same season, he quit the coaching job and returned to the stage. In the season 2005–2006, he began his coaching career as head coach of the Chicago Sky of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).

The Detroit Pistons team is associated with some of the greatest players in NBA history, such as Isiah Thoma and Dave Bing. From 2006 to 2009, Dave Cowens coached the Detroit Pistons.

Dave worked as an assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons. He is now working as the special assistant to the Pistons’ President of Basketball Operations.

Basketball Achievements

dave cowen salary

He was an All-Star power forward seven times. He was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player in 1973. In 1971, Cowens became the NBA Rookie of the Year. He was the championship-winning Celtic.

His name was inserted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame in 1973. In 2006, his name was included in the College Basketball Hall of Fame.

Dave Cowens’s Wife

The career of this eminent person is full of achievements, recognition, records, and awards. His wife supports him at every stage of his life. In his personal life, he took Miss Deby as a life partner in 1978. The family of the Cowens includes two daughters and several grandchildren.

Height, Age, and Weight

The height of this eminent player is 6 feet 9 inches. He played ar center position, but he also occasionally played as a power forward. The age of this man is 73 years old. He wore the number 18 jersey. The fans of the Cowens still miss the 18 number on the jersey.

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Over the past five years, Rick C. Nees has written hundreds of NBA players' biographies, some of which have already been published in famous newspapers. He previously worked as- Commentator, Basketball Analyst, Basketball Player, Newspaper Sports Editor, Radio sports presenter. Rick grew up watching basketball leagues. He was a state-level high school basketball player who followed all NBA events since he was a child.


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