Tony Delk Biography
|Quick facts about Tony Delk Biography|
|Date of birth :||January 28, 1974|
|Birth Country:||United States|
|Net worth:||$5 million|
When it comes to an American Basketball, there are several names who have helped to uplift the level of American Basketball. Remaining in the same topic, Tony Lorenzo Delk, shortly called as Tony Delk is a famous name who contributed to American Basketball for nearly 2 decades as a player and as a coach. Born on January 28, 1974, Delk has played basketball for more than 10 clubs in his career and as coached two clubs. Most recently he served New Mexico State Aggies men’s basketball team as an assistant coach. He led the team university of Kentucky Wildcats team in 1996 and won 1966 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship Game.
Coming to his career, he started his career from collegiate level basketball. In a sophomore at Kentucky, Delk made it through AII-SEC 2nd team by Associated Press, from votes by coaches and also made it through AII-SEC Tournament Team with his outstanding performance.
“I think it’s going to help us even more, knowing that we have another guy that’s capable of scoring and we don’t have to put so much pressure on our starters. Guys coming off the bench have to make plays and shots.”
In the 1994-95 season, Delk got into AII-SEC 1st and AII-NCAA Regional tea. In 1995-96 season Delk was awarded by NCAA Basketball Tournament Most outstanding Player and also honored by SEC player of the year during the same season.
During 1996 NBA Draft, Delk was named 16th overall by the Charlotte Hornets. He also played for Golden State Warriors for two seasons and then moved to Sacramentio Kings in August 16, 1999. Later on he was traded by various clubs such as Phoenix Suns, Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawk, Detroit Pistons, Panathinaikos. After winning various European cup from Panthinaikos including Greek cup and the European Championship, Delk announced retirement from professional Basketball in November 2007. But also he played game for the Gigantes of Carolina. After his second retirement Delk serve Carolina as a technical assistant.
On April 16, 2009, Delk returned to his former team University of Kentucky to serve as a coach. Late on in 2011, he was hired by the New State Aggies basketball team as an assistant coach. In 2013 Delk decided to leave the New Mexico state and wanted to have opportunities near his family in Atlanta.Delk started his career as a broadcaster when he was hired by the SEC Network in October 2014. Delk worked with network as an in-studio analyst for the college basketball.
While moving to his personal life, he is married with Margie Delk. He has daughter named Taylor Delk. His daughter is suffered from disease Sickle Cell. Delk has formed foundation named the Taylor Delk Sickie cell. Being a player, coach and broadcaster, Delk has made total net worth of $5 million. With height of 6’1’’ and weight of 86 kg, Delk got gigantic body structure. Currently Delk is enjoying retired life with his family in Atlanta.