DeLisha Milton-Jones Biography

October 25, 2019
First published on:October 25, 2019
by John Max

Facts of DeLisha Milton-Jones

Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Birth Name DeLisha Lachell Milton-Jones
Birth Place Riceboro, Georgia
Famous Name DeLisha Milton-Jones
Birth Date September 11, 1974
Mother DeLisha Lachell Milton
Net Worth $1 million
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American
Profession Basketball Coach
Started career as Basketball Player
Currently Working For Syracuse (assistant)
University attended University of Florida
School attended Bradwell Institute
Currently Married Yes
Married to Roland Jones

WNBA veteran player, DeLisha Milton-Jones professionally played 17 years long at WNBA's different teams: Los Angeles Sparks, Washington Mystics, San Antonio Silver Stars, and for many other leagues. Upon her retirement in 2016, she pursued her career as a coach and currently stands as the assistant coach of the Syracuse Orange women's basketball team. 

University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame recipient, Milton-Jones was born on 11th September 1974, in Riceboro, Georgia. The six feet one inch tall holds an American nationality and belongs to Afro-American ethnicity. 

The forty-five years old is married to Roland Jones. Further, her net worth as of 2019 is approximately $1 million. 

Net Worth and Earnings

Milton-Jones' net worth is approximately $1 million as of 2019. The major source of her earning is her basketball career, initially as a player and subsequently as a coach. 

According to the source, the averages Women Basketball Coach salary in the USA is $45,000 per annum. Moreover, entry-level positions start at $18,000 yearly, while most experienced ones make up to $76,500 per year. As Milton-Jones has earned many experiences in WNBA, she is expected to make $76,500. 

Besides, Milton-Jones has summoned a decent sum through her 17 years long as a basketball player. 

Married To Roland Jones

Milton-Jones tied the knot with Roland Jones on July 1, 2003. The couple shares common interests as both are basketball players. Though the two have been retired as a player, they are still in the field, Milton-Jones as a coach while her husband is overseeing his wife’s business.

In an interview, Milton-Jones said, “We’re a couple of the millennium.”

DeLisha Milton-Jones shared a picture on her 16th Marri SOURCE: Instagram @delishamiltonjones

The couple recently celebrated their 16-year anniversary in 2019. On the occasion, the WNBA legend shared a collage of the photos with her husband and wished with a sweet caption.

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Family Background

Milton-Jones was born to DeLisha Lachell Milton, who raised her as a single parent. Besides, she descended, mainly, from Yoruba people and Hausa people of Nigeria.

DeLisha Milton-Jones' tribute to her father on Father's Day SOURCE: Twitter @DelishaMJones

She enrolled at the Bradwell Institute in Hinesville, Georgia, where she played high school basketball for the Bradwell Tigers. 

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Career

In the 1999 WNBA draft, Milton-Jones was picked 4th overall by the Los Angeles Sparks. Further, she played for Los Angeles Sparks (1999–2004), UMMC Ekaterinburg (2002–2003), Washington Mystics (2005–2007), Gambrinus Brno (2005–2006), Ros Casares Valencia (2006–2008 and 2008–2009), Los Angeles Sparks (2008–2012), San Antonio Silver Stars (2013), New York Liberty (2013–2014), and Atlanta Dream (2014-2015).

In September 2016, Miton-Jones officially announced her retirement.

Farewell Tribute to DeLisha Milton-Jones

Later, she took on coaching as her career and became the second woman after Ashley McElhiney to coach a men's professional basketball team when, in 2005, she took over the ABA's Los Angeles Stars.

Further, she became the head coach of Pepperdine Waves women's basketball, replacing Ryan Weisenberg on March 29, 2017.


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