Dave Simmons Biography
Dave Simmons an American-Australian former professional basketball player who played 13 seasons in the Australian National Basketball League (NBL). He got named an NBL All-Star and won an NBL championship with the Melbourne Tigers, and retired his No. 25. He also had a two-year coaching stint with the Hunter Pirates. Simmons is the father of National Basketball Association (NBA) player Ben Simmons.
Dave Simmons Age
Dave was born on 13 April 1963, New York, New York, United States.
Dave Simmons NBL
Simmons signed with the Melbourne Tigers of the Australian National Basketball League in 1989. He and fellow American Dave Colbert were fan favorites in Melbourne as they brought immediate success to a booming franchise.
In his first NBL game, Simmons scored 28 points against the Hobart Devils. He backed this up with a 25-point, 15-rebound effort against the Eastside Melbourne Spectres the next night. He went on to score 30 or more points seven times in his debut season, including a 40-point performance against the Brisbane Bullets on August 20.
To conclude a successful season, Simmons, Colbert, and Australian basketball legend Andrew Gaze helped the Tigers reach the NBL post-season for the first time in club history. Simmons continued to play with the Tigers through the early 1990s, earning All-Star honors in his second season and helped the Tigers win the NBL championship in 1993.
Dave Simmons Coaching
In 2003, Simmons got hired by the Hunter Pirates as an assistant coach for the 2003–04 NBL season. However, in December 2003, he took over the head coaching job on an interim basis after the club controversially sacked Bruce Palmer just months into the Pirates’ debut season.
He returned to an assistant coaching role for the 2004–05 season after the club hired legendary Australian coach Dr. Adrian Hurley.
Dave Simmons Net Worth
Dave has an estimated net worth of $36.2 Million.
Dave Simmons Height and Weight
Dave stands tall at an estimated height of 2.05m and weighs 112 kg.
Dave Simmons Education
Dav joined South Bronx High School in The Bronx before playing college basketball in the state of Oklahoma. He then joined Oklahoma Baptist in 1981 but left after one season after struggling academically. He later resurfaced at El Reno Junior College (now called Redlands) the next season and averaged 20 points a game, before returning to Oklahoma Baptist for the 1984–85 season.
He later got transferred to Oklahoma City in 1985 and sat out the season. He went on to average 12 points per game during the 1986–87 season.
Dave Simmons Family
Dave informaion about his family is publicly unavailable. We will update this section as soon as this information is available.
Dave Simmons Wife
Dave is married to Julie Simmons an Australian with whom they have children: daughter Olivia and son Ben. He as well has four step-children: Melissa, Emily, Liam, and Sean; Emily is the wife of NFL player Michael Bush.