- Date of Birth
- Age 43 Years Old
- Famous Name Nate James
- Country United States US
- Birth Name Nate James
- Birth Place Detroit, Michigan
- Net Worth N/A
- Salary $100 K
- Position in Team Head Coach
- Current team Austin Peay
- Nationality American
- Profession Basketball Coach
- University attended Duke University
- Currently Married Yes
- Married to Bobbi Baker James
- Divorce No
- Wife profession American Actress
- Children Two; Nathanial Drake James III and Michael Dash James
Nate James is a very skilled former American basketball player turned college head coach. Currently, he is utilizing his amazing tactics as a head coach for Austin Peay. As for his playing career, he has played for several college men's basketball teams. Likewise, he has also gone international and played for numerous international basketball teams.
Hailing from the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, United States, Nate James was born in 1977. He celebrates his birthday on the 7th of August every year.
Through his professional profile, it is known that he first attended the Frederick, Maryland-based Saint John's Catholic Prep high school. Following his graduation, he enrolled at Duke University—graduated in 2001 with a minor in African-American studies and a degree in sociology.
Career As A Player
James was into sports from his college days, mainly in basketball. In his high school men's basketball team, he used to play as a swingman. When he went to Duke University, he played for the Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team under Mike Krzyzewski.
However, after just six games, he suffered an injury that ruled him out of the games for some time. But, when he returned from injury in 1998, he showcased his beautiful talent. In his 1998-99 season, he averaged 2.6 rebounds and 5.0 points in 14.7 minutes per game.
As his gameplay improved, James was named as the co-caption of the team. In the 2001 NCAA championship, he led his university team to the tournament's finals and won the whole thing. After having such an exceptional college career, he declared himself for the 2001 NBA Draft.
Unfortunately, he wasn't picked by any team. Afterward, he played for some time with the Washington Wizards and Sacramento Kings and then decided to go international. During his international days, he played for several teams across France, Brazil, the Philippines, Bosnia, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, and Japan.
Some of the teams that he played for are Hickory Nutz (2003), Sta. Lucia Realtors (2003), Kaposvári KK (2003-04), Anjou BC (2003-04), KK Siroki Hercegtisak (2004), Pitagoras/Minas (2005), EiffelTowers (2005-06), Toyama Grouses (2006–07), and Basket Kwidzyn (2007–08).
Likewise, some of the accolades that he achieved alongside his team include Hungarian Cup champion (2004), Hungarian League champion (2004), Bosnian and Herzegovinan Cup champion (2004), Bosnian and Herzegovinan League champion (2004), and Dutch League champion (2006).
Career As A Coach
Following such an amazing career as a player, James took retirement in 2008 and focused on coaching. His first coaching job came from his alma mater, Duke University, in 2008 as an assistant strength and conditioning coach.
In the 2009-10 season, he got promoted as an assistant coach after Johnny Dawkins departed. In his first season as an assistant coach, the Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team went on to become the NCAA champion. Likewise, the team also became the ACC Tournament champion in 2009, 2010, and 2011.
After taking the team to the next limit, on March 27, 2013, Duke University announced James as the associate head coach, replacing Chris Collins. Thereafter, the team got more strengthened and won more tournaments, including the 2015 NCAA championship, 2017 ACC Tournament championship, and 2019 ACC Tournament championship.
Over a decade-long service and seven championships later, in 2021, it was announced that James was released from his position at the Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team. On April 2, 2021, the gifted coach was signed by Austin Peay, replacing the former coach Matt Figger.
How Much Is His Net Worth?
As per some sources, Nate James earns an average salary of $100 K per month. However, his net worth is still under review. But, considering his elongated playing and coaching career, it can be assumed that his net worth is around some million dollars.
James' Personal Life: Wife and Children
The American college basketball coach is a happily married man. He is married to an American actress named Bobbi Baker James. They shared the wedding vows in 2007.
Since then, the couple has always been together. From their marriage, they are blessed with two sons. Their names are Nathanial Drake James III and Michael Dash James.