Michael Finley is an American former professional basketball player who currently serves the position as the Assistant General Manager/Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
During his professional playing days in the NBA, he spent 15 seasons in total where he played for the Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs and the Boston Celtics. Finley’s best season came in 2007 when he won the NBA Championship with the San Antonio Spurs.
Who is Michael Finley?
Michael Howard Finley was born on March 6, 1973 in Maywood, Illinois, United States. He is the son of Bertha Finley and her husband. He is an American citizen with African descent. Finley is a towering figure who stands at 6 foot 7 inches and weighs 98 kilograms.
Finley attended Proviso East High School in Maywood, Illinois, where he graduated in 1991. Throughout his high school days, he played basketball and won the 1991 IHSA Class AA boys basketball tournament in his senior season.
Finley was named to the All-tournament team and a further recognition years later saw him chosen as one of the 100 legends of the IHSA Boys Basketball Tournament later in 2007.
While on the high school team, he played alongside future NBA draftees Donnie Boyce and Sherrell Ford whom together were known as “Three Amigos”. After winning the championship, Finley got an invitation to travel to Deerfield, Illinois where he played a 1-on-1 with his mentor Michael Jordan.
Finley attended University of Wisconsin, Madison where he majored in Business Management. He played collegiate basketball, averaging 18.7 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. During his final season, he was drafted 1st round, 21st overall pick by the Phoenix Suns in the 1995 NBA draft.
Finley began his professional career with the Suns in a stellar, becoming the only third rookie in Suns history to score over 1000 points in a season. He finished his rookie season with 15 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game on average and was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.
After just a year with the Suns, Finley was traded on December 26, 1996 to the Dallas Mavericks along with A. C. Green and Sam Cassell. His first season with the Mavericks was good, as he led the team in scoring, assists and steals. Finley became an integral part of the team’s offense and was selected to represent the Western Conference in the All-Star Game in 2000 and 2001.
Finley’s importance in the team dwindled and soon became a supporting player at the Mavericks. He was waived in 2005 and snapped up by the San Antonio Spurs although he had offers from Miami, Phoenix, Detroit and Minnesota.
Accordingly, he adjusted adequately to a secondary role as Manu Ginóbili’s backup. Finley imposed the Spurs record for three-point field goals in a playoff game, making eight of nine attempts, shadowing the previous record of Bruce Bowen in 2003. Finley eventually won the NBA Championship with the Spurs in 2007 in his 12th season in the NBA.
On March 6 2010, Finley signed for the Boston Celtics, which would be his last team and last season in the NBA. He helped the Celtics reach the NBA Finals, only to lose out to the Los Angeles Lakers who were defending champions at the time. He announced his retirement after that season.
What is Michael Finley’s age, height and weight?
Born on March 6, 1973, Michael Finley is presently 50 years old. He stands at 6 feet 7 inches tall and weighs in at 98 kilograms (215 lbs).
What is Michael Finley’s Nationality and Ethnicity?
Michael Finley is an American national and his ethnicity is Afro-American.
What is Michael Finley’s profession?
Michael Finley was a professional basketball player and currently the Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
What teams did Michael Finley play for?
Over the course of Michael Finley’s 15 season career in the NBA, he played for
Phoenix Suns – 1995-1996
Dallas Mavericks – 1996-2005
San Antonio Spurs – 2005-2010
Boston Celtics – 2010
When did Michael Finley retire?
Michael Finley retired in the year 2010, after he playing the 2009-10 season with the Boston Celtics. The season was good for the Celtics who made it to the NBA Finals, only to lose out to defending champions Los Angeles Lakers.
Is Michael Finley a Hall of Famer?
Michael Finley is an inductee of the UW Athletic Hall of Fame. For his performances and heroics during his time at the University of Wisconsin, Finley was recognized and inducted to its Hall of Fame in 2004.
Who are Michael Finley’s Parent?
Information about Michael Finley’s father is unavailable. His mother is called Bertha Finley.
Does Michael Finley have siblings?
There is no information about siblings Michael Finley has. Which balls down to the possibility he is an only child of his parents. We’ll provide updates as soon as we are duly informed.
Who is Michael Finley married to?
Michael Finley is married to Rebekah Hosey. The couple tied the knot in 2006 at the Houseshoe Bay, Texas, United States. Hoseh is the Vice President of Community Affairs and Volunteering for the Michael Finley Foundation. She is said to be a very supportive wife, liberal mother and fitness enthusiast.
Does Michael Finley have children?
Michael Finley has three children with his wife. The first child is named Micah Finley, born on September 3, 2003.
What is Michael Finley’s Net Worth?
As per reports from renowned outlet, Celebrity Net Worth, retired professional basketball player Michael Finley has a net worth of US$65 million dollars. He made is fortune from his success 15 year career in the National Basketball Association (NBA).