Johnny Newman Biography
Johnny Newman an American retired professional basketball player who starred at the University of Richmond, prior to going on to play in the National Basketball Association.
In his 16 seasons as of 1986–2002 in the NBA, he was a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, Charlotte Hornets, New Jersey Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets as well as Dallas Mavericks.
Johnny Newman Age
Newman was born on 28 November 1963 in Danville, Virginia, United States.
ohnny Newman Basketball Career
Newman played basketball for George Washington High School when he still in school. He also played basketball in college with Richmond Spiders men’s basketball from 1982 to 1986 and started playing professionally in 1986. In the 1986 draft, Newman was chosen number 29 in round 2 by the Cleveland cavaliers. He left the game of basketball in 2003.
Johnny Newman NBA
The 1986 NBA Draft selection group of Cleveland Cavaliers was one of the best for the franchise ever, and one of the best for any team. The Cavaliers purchased the rights of future All-Stars Mark Price, Brad Daugherty, and Ron Harper in that draft.
Since Harper and Newman performed the same role, during his rookie season, Newman was compelled to ride the bench. For the 1987–1988 season, Newman entered the New York Knicks and worked slowly into the starting lineup.
Newman led the Knicks into the playoffs together with teammates Mark Jackson and Patrick Ewing, averaging 19.0 ppg (including 35 points in match 3) in an opening-round loss to the Boston Celtics.
Newman continued to grow into his position in the starting five in 1988–89. He was 16.0 ppg on average and led the Knicks to the Atlantic Division title of the NBA. Newman signed with the Charlotte Hornets after the 1989–90 season as a free agent, an expansion franchise in its 3rd year of life.
Newman was traded in return for Jason Kidd by the New Jersey Nets together with Stephon Marbury after the 2000–01 NBA season. In his NBA career, Newman scored 12,740 points. In 2011, Newman was introduced to the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
Johnny Newman Net Worth
Newman has an estimated net worth of $6 million.
Johnny Newman Height and Weight
Newman stands tall at a height of 6 feet 7 inches tall and weighs of 86 kg or 190 lb.
Johnny Newman Education
Newman enrolled at George Washington High School in Danville, playing for the Eagles under local Hall of Fame coach Harry Johnson prior to going on to play college basketball at Richmond. Heis as well a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.
He as well graduated from Richmond in the year 1986 as the school’s all-time leader in points with 2,383. He was also known as an expert marksman in college, with a .532 career field goal percentage and .800 career free throw percentage mark.
Johnny Newman Family
Newman information about his family is publicly unavailable. This section will be updated as soon as this information is available.
Newman Johnny Wife
Johnny got married to Dawn Lewis an American actress, singer, and songwriter in 2004 and divorced in the year 2006.