Tina Thompson Biography

November 18, 2019
First published on:November 18, 2019
by Vineet

Facts of Tina Thompson

Birth Name Tina Marie Thompson
Birth Place Los Angeles, California
Famous Name Tina Thopmson
Birth Date February 10, 1975
Net Worth $2 million
Salary $325,000
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 178 lb (81 kg)
Nationality American
Ethnicity African American
Currently Working For Virginia Cavaliers (Head Coach)
Boyfriend Damon Jones

Tina Marie Thompson known as Tina Thompson is a head coach of the Virginia Cavaliers women's basketball team who also played in the WNBA. She is the first college draft pick in WNBA history as she was selected 1st overall by the Houston Comets in 1997. She played her last season with Seattle Strom. She was the all-time leading scorer of WNBA until 2017. 

Born on February 10, 1975, in Los Angeles, California, the 4-time WNBA champion grew up with her brother T.J and studied high school from Morningside (Inglewood, California). She played basketball at the University of Southern California, where she graduated in 1997. She attended both high school and college with fellow WNBA player Lisa Leslie.

Net worth: $2 million

Tina Thompson, one of the best players of her time, has a net worth estimated at around $2 million. The 9-time WNBA All-Star agreed to a five-year contract to be the head coach of the Virginia Cavaliers women's basketball team in 2018. As per the deal, she will earn $325,000 annually in base pay and $325,000 annually in other compensation.

The 2000 WNBA All-Star Game MVP will earn $650,000 in total in a year.

Tina with her award SOURCE: Instagram post of Tina @iamtinathompson

As a player of Los Angeles Sparks in 2009, she reportedly earned around $60,000 which was the maximum annual salary cap. The 2018 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Tina joined Seatle Strom in 2012 where she used to get an annual salary of $76,300. She also earned around $30,000 from her crossover agreements. 

She also owns a Thomboii Inc, which is a Profit Corporation in the State of Texas.

Mother of a Dyllan Thompson-Jones

Tina Thompson's personal life is quite mistery to the people. She was rumored to be dating Damon Jones in the mid-2000s.  Dave is a former American professional player and current shooting consultant at the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Tina and Damon SOURCE: Instagram post of Tina @iamtinathompson

While people were still confused with her love life, she announced that she was pregnant with her child in 2005. She wrote:

“I am excited to announce that Damon Jones and I will be having a baby. Our due date is in mid-to-late May, so I fully intend to return to play this upcoming season. I will be more than happy to address questions on basketball throughout this exciting time, but I plan to make this experience an intimate one as only a mother can hope for with a child; one that my family and I can cherish.”

She gave birth to her only child in 2005. The couple reportedly is not together currently.

All-time Second best scorer in WNBA

Tina Thompson became the all-time leading scorer in 2010 playing for Los Angeles Sparks against the San Antonio Silver Stars where she scored 23 points. With her astonishing career total of 6,263 points passed Lisa Leslie to became the WNBA's all-time leading scorer until Diana Taurasi suppressed her in 2017.

Tina Thompson, who played for three WNBA teams from 1998-2013, scored 7,488 in WNBA with an average of 15.1 in 496 matches. She ranks second behind Diana who has 8,575 points with 19.6 on average

Hall of Fame Induction

She ended her career at a peak point and considering this, Tina included in Hall of Fame of Women Basketball in 2018, and in the same year, she was also inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Tina was also named to the WNBA Top [email protected] in 2016 on the league's twentieth anniversary.


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