Wes Unseld Jr. Biography
Wes Unseld Jr. (Full Name: Westley Sissel Unseld Jr.) is a popular American professional basketball coach currently serving as the head coach for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is the proud son of Wes Unseld, a Basketball Hall of Fame member who was a player, executive, and coach with Washington as well.
Wes Unseld Jr. Age
Wes Unseld Jr. was born on September 20, 1975, in Catonsville, Maryland, United States of America. He is 48 years old.
Wes Unseld Jr. Height
Unseld is a man of tall stature and stands at a height of 6 feet 7 inches (2.01 m)
Wes Unseld Jr. Family
He was born to his hardworking and supportive parents Wes Unseld Sr. and Connie Unseld. His dad was a former NBA player, executive, and coach from the U.S. Wes played for the Washington Bullets and the Baltimore Capital for his entire NBA career. His mom is a teacher & the principal at Unseld’s School. Wes Unseld Jr. has a sister named Kimberley. Unfortunately, his dad died on June 2, 2020, aged 74 years.
Wes Unseld Jr. Wife
He is blissfully hitched to his beloved wife Evelyn. The lovely couple is blessed with two children and the family now lives in Washington Wizards.
Wes Unseld Jr. Children
Unseld is the proud parent of two children. However, he has shared more information about his children, hence maintaining a low profile.
Wes Unseld Jr. Education
He matriculated at Loyola High School and went on to Johns Hopkins University where he played three years for the Men’s Basketball team.
Wes Unseld Jr. Salary
He bags a desirable salary of $7 million per year.
Wes Unseld Jr. Net Worth
Wes Unseld Jr. has amassed a hefty fortune over the years and has an estimated net worth of $14 million.
Wes Unseld Jr. Career
Wes Unseld Jr. played high school basketball as a center at Loyola Blakefield located in Towson, Maryland. He also played college basketball at Johns Hopkins University for four years before he graduated in 1997. He went straight from college to the NBA, beginning as a personnel scout for the Washington Wizards, serving under his father who was general manager. He had the plan to go to graduate school after graduation but chose to give basketball one year to see whether he would relish it.
After eight years of personnel and scouting, Unseld was promoted to assistant coach in his ninth year. He has been offered credit for creating Washington’s offensive game plan, which led to three consecutive top-ten offensive seasons from the year 2004 to 2007. In addition, Unseld served as an assistant coach and scout for the Washington Mystics of the WNBA.
In the year 2011, he left the Wizards for the Golden State Warriors after being denied a role as a front-row bench coach. He spent only one season with the Warriors and Unseld went to the Orlando Magic in 2012 as an assistant coach. However, in February 2015, Unseld was fired, after a 15–37 start to the 2014–2015 season alongside coach Jacque Vaughn.
In 2015, when Unseld’s lifelong friend, Tim Connelly, became general manager of the Denver Nuggets, he offered him a job as an assistant coach. He was made lead assistant coach in 2016. Unseld’s special assignment had been managing a defense that had been poor. The team advanced from 28th in defense in 2017–18 to 10th in the next season.
Unseld has been imputed with the development of Jamal Murray, Michael Porter Jr., and Nikola Jokić. Denver ranked among the top six in defensive efficiency from 2018 until 2021. On July 17, 2021, Unseld Jr. signed a four-year deal to become the head coach of the Washington Wizards.