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Jalen Rose was born on January 30 1973 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. He is an American retired professional basketball player now currently works as sports analyst with ESPN. He was given his name by his mother Jeanne Rose after his father’s and uncle name. His biological father is Jimmy Walker. In July 2007, he died because of lung cancer. Rose have never met his father personally but have talked over phone several times.
Rose studied at Southwestern High School situated in Detroit. He studied there with future NBA players Howard Eisley and Voshon Lenard. He is also seen in the documentary film Hoop Dreams. Later he joined University of Michigan and became a part of Wolverines. This team was coached by Steve Fisher. In 1992 and 1993 this team reached two NCAA Final games. Later the team name was dubbed to Fab Five. Rose set the record of scoring 19 points in each game and in total 597 points. He used to play as point guard and leader in the team. In his whole college career he have 400 assists, 400 rebounds, 100 steals and 1700 points. He used to be compared to his idol Magic Johnson due to his skills. During University of Michigan basketball scandal, he was only not listed of receiving large amounts of money. From University of Maryland University College he holds Bachelor of Science degree in Management Studies.
“We don’t know what’s going to happen this summer or who’s going to be here next year. We have no control over any of that. So, we’re going to play our [22 remaining] games and do the best we can and show up for the New York Knick fans. That’s the most important thing.”
During his career he have played for six different NBA teams. In 1994 NBA Draft, he was selected 13th overall by Denver Nuggets. Along with Reggie Williams, he traded to Indiana Pacers after working with Denver for two years. He earned about $100000000 salary in his overall 14 year NBA career. He had a success career while playing in Indiana team. Rose under coach Larry Brown Did Not Play-Coach’s Decision frequently. According to him, he said that he was used as a backup small forward and two-guard i.e. point guard. When Larry bird took coaching duty, he started to blossom as he realized he was effective at small forward. Rose became the most successful member of Indiana Pacers as he helped in making three consecutive Eastern Conference Finals appearance in 1996-97 season. In 1999-2000 season he scored 18.2 points per game in his eight years career leading Reggie Miller. Rose then scored 25 points per game in average leading his team to 2000 NBA Finals. He then along with Norman Richardson, Brad Miller, Kevin Ollie, Ron Artest, Ron Mercer and Travis Best he traded to Chicago Bulls in his 2001-02 season. Later he traded to Toronton Raptors. He got his moderate success with the team. Then he went to New York Knicks for Antonio Davis where he earned $16 million a year. In his last game he scored a winning basket against Sacramento Kings. Rose signed $1.5 million a year deal with Phoenix Suns on November 7, 2006.In 2007 he retired as an active player and started broadcasting career. Jalen is a left handed player who is famous for playing offensive game. He started his career as point guard for Denver Nugget and at Indiana Pacers as a shooting guard. He then played as point guard with Toronton Raptors. He was best as playing swingman and also he was a good passer. His defensive came when he stopped Michael Jordan in Eastern Conference Finals.
Rose was announced as Ambassador and Spokesperson by National Basketball Retired Players Association in August 2014.He gave cheque of $100000 to Dikembe Mutombo for helping thePhillip Keating Biography »
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