People who follow basketball want to know about Mike Smith’s biography and net worth. Former basketball player Mike Smith’s net worth is $8 million. After his retirement from the NBA, he became a television commentator.
Mike Smith Quick Bio
Mike Smith is tall, up to 6 feet 10 inches, and his weight is 102 kg. In the field of basketball, he played in the “small forward” position. The jersey numbers were 11 and 4. He is now 56 years old.
|Full Name:||Michael John Smith|
|Profession:||Former NBA Player|
|Birth::||May 19, 1965, in New York, USA|
|College Education:||Brigham Young University|
|Debut Team:||Boston Celtics|
|Total Net Worth:||$8 million|
|Height:||6 feet 10 inches|
|Current Age:||56 years|
Childhood & Education
Michael John Smith (full name) was born on May 19, 1965, in Rochester, New York. His educational life began at Los Altos High School in Hacienda Heights, California. This is the place where he began to play basketball.
He started his college career at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Smith played in the BYU Cougars men’s basketball team from 1983–1984 and 1986–1989. The gap between the tenure was for his involvement as the missionary of the church in the interval period for two years. In his college career, he won the WAC Player of the Year in 1988. In that year, he scored 679 points and 248 rebounds.
Teams Michael Played For
The professional life of Michael Smith with basketball began in 1989 and continued till 1996. In his professional phase of life, he played in the LBA, CBA, and NBA.
In his professional period of life, he wore the jersey of Boston Celtics, Brescia, Capital Region Pontiacs, Oklahoma City Cavalry, Valencia, Estudiantes, and Los Angeles Clippers.
First Draft and Contract History
Michael played in the NBA only for two seasons. In the 1989 NBA draft, he was chosen by the Boston Celtics in 13th overall for the 1st round. He played for the Celtics for two seasons with Larry Bird and Kevin McHale. Playing for this team, he had a career-high eight assists in a 121-89 win to the Sacramento Kings on February 4, 1990. On February 24, 1990, he scored his career’s high 24 points in a 115-107 win over the Denver Nuggets. In the same year, he scored a career-high ten rebounds in a 122-110 win over the Miami Heat.
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He moved to Europe and played for the Italian team Brescia in the 1991–1992 seasons. In 1992, Smith played for the CBA teams, the Capital Region Pontiacs, and the Oklahoma City Cavalry. Next season, he played for Valencia (a Spanish team). Then he came back to the USA in 1995 and signed a contract with the NBA team, the Los Angeles Clippers. The last team of his career was the Gijón of Spain. In 1996, he announced his retirement.
After taking retirement, he engaged his life as a media personality; he served several years as the television color analyst for the Los Angeles Clippers.
Gaining From His Basketball Career
- In 1988, he was named to the Consensus second-team All-American, and in the same year, he became the WAC Player of the Year.
- From 1987 to 1989, he was named to the First-team All-WAC three times.
- In 1983, he was named to the Second-team Parade All-American.
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.