About Willis Reed
It has been estimated that the current amount of Willis Reed net worth is as much as 5 million dollars. He has earned some part of his net worth because of his career as a basketball player but as of right now, he is retired from playing it professionally. Then, he became a coach and a general manager and these two involvements have also increased the current estimate of Willis Reed net worth. As a player, Willis Reed spent all of his career with the New York Knicks, which he joined in 1964 and stayed with the team for ten years. In 1982, his name was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In 1996, his name appeared in the list of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.
When he retired, he became an assistant coach and a head coach with quite a few teams, with which he worked for a decade. In 1989, Willis Reed became the General Manager and eventually the Vice President of Basketball Operations of the New Jersey Nets. He worked with this team until 1996. When he was the Senior Vice President of Basketball, Willis Reed led the New Jersey Nets to the NBA Finals two years in a row – in 2002 and 2003.
Thus, this involvement has made his name even more known and also increased the current size of Willis Reed net worth.
He was born in 1942 in Louisiana. He was raised on a farm. When he was little, he was already an athlete. When he was studying at West Side High School in Lillie, Louisiana, Willis Reed played basketball there. After high school, he enrolled to study at Grambling State University, where he continued his basketball career and joined the Grambling State Tigers men’s basketball team. Willis Reed led his team to one NAIA title and three Southwestern Athletic Conference Championships.
In 1964, Willis Reed appeared in the NBA Draft, where he was chosen as the eight overall pick by the New York Knicks. In 1965, Willis Reed had one of his best games when he scored 46 points against the Los Angeles Lakers. Willis Reed was called to the NBA All-Rookie First Team and got the title of the NBA Rookie of the Year. During most of his career, Willis Reed played in the centre position.
Moreover, he appeared a few times in the NBA All-Star Game. There, Willis Reed played as a power forward. In 1970, his name became even more known when in a single season, he got the titles of the NBA All-Star Game MVP, the NBA Finals MVP and the NBA regular season MVP. In the same year, Willis Reed appeared with the NBA All-Defensive first team and the All-NBA first team. Thus, his playing career has made him recognized and also increased the current sum of Willis Reed net worth.
When he retired, he first became a coach and later a general manager. In fact, in the period of 1977-1978, he coached the team with which he was playing – the New York Knicks.