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Tony Lorenzo Delk Wiki Biography
Tony Lorenzo Delk was born on 28 January 1974, in Convigton, Tennessee USA, and is a former professional basketball player and former college assistant coach, who played for seven NBA teams during his ten-season tenure in the NBA. He is probably best known for his spot on the University of Kentucky Wildcats team that won the 1996 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship Game.
So just how rich is Tony Delk at present? According to sources in mid-2016, Delk has acquired a net worth of over $5 million. His wealth has been established during his career as a basketball player and coach, which began in 1996.
Tony Delk Net Worth $5 Million
Delk attended Haywood Junior High School and Haywood High School in Brownsville, Tennessee, where he was named to the Parade and McDonald’s All-American Teams. In 1993 he enrolled at the University of Kentucky, joining the school team the Kentucky Wildcats, where he was named AII-SEC 2nd team from votes by coaches, All-SEC 3rd team by the Associated Press and AII-SEC Tournament Team for his brilliant performance, all during the 1993-94 season. The following season he got into the All-SEC 1st and All-NCAA Regional teams, and the 1995-96 season saw him being named to the All-American and All-SEC first teams, while also being named by NCAA Basketball Tournament – Most Outstanding Player, and honored by SEC Player of the Year. Delk led the Wildcats to win the 1966 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship Game, which greatly contributed to his popularity, and opened many doors for the player.
In 1996 he was selected as the 16th overall pick in the NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets; the team traded him to the Golden State Warriors the next year, where he played for two seasons. In 1999 he signed with the Sacramento Kings, appearing in 46 games during that season. The following year he joined the Phoenix Suns, and was later traded by various teams such as the Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks and Detroit Pistons. All added to his net worth.
In 2006 he signed with the Greek team Panathinaikos, winning the Greek Cup, Greek Championship and the European Championship. In 2007 he was released by the team, announcing his retirement from basketball shortly after. However, the following year he played several games for the Gigantes of Carolina in the BSN, the Puerto Rican professional basketball league. The same year he retired again, but remained to serve Carolina as a technical assistant.
In 2009 Delk returned to the University of Kentucky to serve as an assistant coach. Two years later, he became an assistant coach for the New Mexico State Aggies. He left New Mexico in 2013 and became a broadcaster for the SEC Network the following year, working as an in-studio analyst for college basketball.
Delk has spent almost two decades in basketball, playing for a number of clubs and coaching two, which has enabled him to establish himself as a respected figure in the sport, and to acquire significant wealth.
When speaking about his personal life, Delk is married to Margie, with whom he has a daughter.
The player has founded the Taylor Delk Sickle Cell foundation, named after his daughter who is suffering from the disease.
Net Worth $5 Million
Date Of Birth January 28, 1974
Place Of Birth Convigton, Tennessee USA
Height ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Profession Former Professional Basketball Player, New Mexico State Aggies men’s basketball team assistant coach, NBA Player, selected by “Charlotte Hornets”
Education Haywood Junior High School, Haywood High School, Brownsville, Tennessee, University of Kentucky
Spouse Margie Delk
Children Taylor Delk
Awards Euroleague champion (2007), NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship Game champion (1996)
Nominations NBA draft 1996/Round: 1/ ick: 16th overall, Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1996), Consensus first-team All-American (1996), SEC player of the year (1996)