Mike Bibby

by Jack Ol 18 Nov,2016
Mike Bibby
Body Stats
Height 6 Feet 2 Inch
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Michael Bibby
  • Birth Place Cherry Hill, New Jersey
  • Famous Name Mike Bibby
  • Father Henry Bibby
  • Mother Virginia Bibby
  • Net Worth $60 million
  • Salary $1.352 million in his last season as a player
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity Bi-Racial
  • Currently Working For Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Darcy Watkins
  • Children Janae Bibby, Mia Bibby, Michael Bibby, Nylah Bibby

Mike Bibby is a former American professional Basketball player and most recently the head coach for Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix, Arizona. The 35 years old, Mike Bibby has played for Vancouver Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Washington Wizards, Miami Heat, and New York Knicks. He was recently removed from his position as a head coach in February 2019 after he was alleged of sexual abuse.

One of the most renounced NBA point guard Mike Bibby, as of 2019, earned around $1.352 million as his yearly salary while playing for Miami during his last contract. He reportedly has an estimated net worth of $60 million.

Mike Bibby Bio and Early life

Basketball star Mike Bibby was born on 13th of May, 1978 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey to parents Henry Bibby and Virginia Bibby ( a native of Trinidad and Tobago). He has two brothers and one sister in his family.

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Mike Bibby belongs from a family of athletes. Mike's father Henry Bibby was a former NBA and UCLA player who played the majority of his NBA career with Philadelphia 76ers. Henry has a huge influence over Mike's career, as he followed his father's footsteps. Just like Henry, after his successful NBA career became a basketball coach Mike Bibby also did the same. 

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Mike belongs from a family of high-level athletes as he is a nephew of Jim Bibby who was an ex-league baseball player. Further, he has two cousins Robbie Findley and Shaud McDonald who are well known NFL players for Pittsburgh.

As per his nationality, he is American and is a biracial (African-White) ethnic group. Further, his star sign is Taurus. Mike Bibby attended Shadow Mountain High School in 1996 and was one of the best athletes during his two years' high school basketball career. He started playing basketball professionally at the age of 20 as a point guard.

Mike Bibby College Career

After his successful high school Basketball run, He joined the University of Arizona and played for his college team.  In his freshmen year at Arizona's team Wildcats under coach Lute Olson, Mike won NCAA championship in 1997. Bibby and his father are one of four father-son duos to each win an NCAA basketball championship. His all-time college record was 13.5 PPG, 5.2 APG, and 3.2 RPG. Further, he was honored by Pac-10 Player of the Year (1997-98).

Mike Bibby NBA Career

Playing Career

Following his sophomore season, Bibby entered the NBA draft. Drafted by the Vancouver Grizzlies in 1998 as second overall picks, he played for the club till 2001. Later on, he went to a team called Sacramento Kings. He spent the majority of his year with Sacramento Kings.

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Mike Bibby was with Sacramento from 2001 to 2008. On Feb 16, 2008, the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Sheldon Williams, Anthony Johnson, Lorenzen Wright, and Tyronn Lue picked him. On February 23, 2011, he was traded by Atlanta to Washington Wizards.

He also played for Miami Heat. Mike Bibby career got ended by playing with New York Knicks. He retired with his jersey number 10. 

Coaching Career

Mike Bibby started his coaching career with Shadow Mountain High School as an assistant coach. After the head coach  Jerry Connor stepped down from his position, he was appointed as the head coach but was later removed on February 25, 2019, after he was alleged of sexual abuse by a teacher in the same school.

Mike Bibby Married, Children, and Personal Life

Mike Bibby is happily married to Darcy Watkins. The couple met in their high school days as they both attended the same university.

Since, getting married to till date, we here no rumors about Mike or his wife having trouble in their relationship. Further, no rumors about their divorce or separation have ever surfaced till date.

The happy couple Mike and Darcy have a total of four children together from their married relationship. His son Michael Jr. is played as a point guard for the Matadors university basketball team but later joined Appalachian State in 2017.

Mike Bibby Salary and Net worth

Despite retiring from NBA in 2012, he is living a successful life and is a head coach for his former high school team. Reportedly Mike in his final season with received an annual salary of $1.35 million. As a player, he made the career earnings of about $107,544,348 in his 13 years long NBA career.

Salary and Earnings as a player:

Year Salary/ Earnings
2002 $8,500,000
2003 $9,500,000
2004 $10,500,000
2005 $11,500,000
2006 $12,500,000
2007 $13,500,000
2008 $14,500,000
2009 $6,217,617
2010 $450,727
2010 $450,727
2011 $1,352,181

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Playing for various big teams, this retired basketball player is able to collect a huge net worth as well. As per many media outlets, Mike Bibby's current estimated net worth is around $60 million. Further, he is endorsed by Nike shoes too.

Mike Bibby Facts, Stats, and Awards

  • Mike Bibby: Born on May 13, 1978, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
  • Age:  40 years
  • Height: 6 feet and 2 inches/ 1.88m
  • Weight: 88 KGS/ 194 Lbs
  • Wife: Darcy Watkins
  • Parents: Henry Bibby, Virginia Bibby
  • Education: Shadow Mountain High School, University of Arizona
  • College Team: Arizona Wildcats men's basketball
  • Siblings: Hank Bibby, Charlsie House, Dane Bib
  • Favorite Shoes: Nike's Jordans
  • Net worth: $60 million

Awards and Honours

  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1999)
  • NCAA champion (1997)
  • Consensus first-team All-American (1998)
  • Pac-10 Player of the Year (1998)
  • First-team All-Pac-10 (1998)
  • Pac-10 Freshman of the Year (1997) 
  • No. 10 retired by University of Arizona
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