Adam Morrison Bio: Family, Basketball Career, Retirement & Kids

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Standing 6’8”, Adam Morrison is a retired American professional basketball player. The legendary player of the NBA started his professional career with Charlotte Bobcats.

He had also played for other NBA teams like Los Angeles Lakers, Red Star Belgrade, and Besiktas. He has also been a part of the American National Junior Basketball team.

After taking a break from basketball in 2012, he served as a Mead HS assistant coach.

Adam Morrison
Adam Marrison, 6 ft. 8 inches tall beast

Without a doubt, he is a fantastic NBA player of his time. So today, we will dive into the life of Adam Morrison; here, we will discuss his net worth, earnings, flashy NBA career, and many other things. 

But first, let us have an instant glimpse at the quick facts.

Quick Facts

Full Name Adam John Morrison
Date of Birth July 19, 1984
Birth Place Glendive, Montana, United States
Nick Name The Stache
Religion Christianity 
Nationality American 
Ethnicity White
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Age 39 Years Old
Height 6 ft. 8 inches (2.03m)
Weight 93 kg (205 lbs)
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Black
Father’s Name John Morrison
Mother’s Name Wanda Morrison
Siblings Brandie Morrison, Sandy Morrison
Education Mead High School, Gonzaga University 
Sexual Orientation Straight 
Marital Status Not Married 
Girlfriend  Mike Nelson
Kids Three
Profession Professional Basketball Player
Basketball Team Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte Hornets
Active Years 2006-2012
Coaching Years 2017-Present 
Net Worth $10 Million 
Social Media Twitter 
Merch of Los Angeles Lakers Blanket, Coffee Mug, Basketball Training Shorts
Last Update April, 2024

Adam Morrison: Early Life and Education 

Adam started playing basketball at a very early age. He has always loved basketball and wanted to do something big in the same field. Thus, he attended Gonzaga basketball camp.

He was born to John Morrison (Father) and Wanda Morrison (mother). Besides, his Father was a head coach of basketball. So, we can say loving basketball is in his genes.

Morrison had to move from place to place during his childhood as his Father’s work was like that. Morrison’s Father left coaching when Adam was in fourth grade, and the whole family moved to Washington permanently.

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Everything was going fine until Adam reached eighth grade. Then, he suddenly lost 14 kg of weight and became extremely sick. 

Unfortunately, Adam was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at a young age. But Adam was one strong individual who didn’t let his disease fade his dreams.

So, when the nurse came to give insulin the next day, Adam insisted she teaches him to take insulin as he wanted to learn it.

With regular medication, Adam started his practice and soon became the star of Mead Senior High. Adam even led his team to the finals of the state tournament.

But again, due to hypoglycemia Adam almost suffered a seizure. Even after so much hard work, Adam couldn’t make Med win that tournament.

Adam Morrison: Career

Adam’s career officially started from his high school days, but it took a new turn, and he reached a different level of success from his University career.

In 2003, Morrison started playing for Gonzaga Bulldogs. Soon after he arrived there, he won WCC (West Coast Conference), finishing that year with an average of 11.4 points.

Again in year two, he made Gonzaga win WCC; with Adam’s arrival, Gonzaga reached its new height. 

Adam Morrison fainted.
Adam went unconscious during one of his matches due to his health condition.

In the 2005-06 season, Adam couldn’t perform well in the initial phase, but as an actual player, he bounced back, and after two losses, he again won the third match and reached his career-high points, i.e., 44 points.

2006 was a challenging year for Morrison; he burst into tears during a match and collapsed. For this, many criticized Adam, but many came to his support.

Later the same year, Adam was awarded the national player of the year award. With this, their college career Adam ended.

Professional Career

In 2006 Adam was drafted by the Charlotte Bobcats; his professional journey started. Besides, he signed a contract for two years, and his debut match was with the Indian Padres, where he scored 14 points.

Besides, Adam was the first player drafted by Michael Jordan in his tenure as Manager of Basketball Operations at the Bobcats.

Adam didn’t let Jordan down and proved his worth by scoring 30 points, his career-highest point then.

Everything was going fine, but in 2007 Adam couldn’t perform due to his knee injury and had to rest after the surgery. In the healing process, he missed the whole 2007-08 season.

After that, Adam’s contract with Bobcats ended, and after recovery, Adam got drafted by Los Angeles Lakers.

Even though Adam won NBA championships with the Lakers in 2009 and 2010, he only got limited playtime, and after that, he got released from there the same year.

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In 2011, Adam became the top scorer of Crvena Zvezda. And his last team before retiring from NBA was Beşiktaş, but he couldn’t sustain himself there due to limited playtime.

Lastly, he retired from his basketball career in September 2012.

Coaching Career

Even after retirement, he wanted to contribute more to basketball. So, he chose to be a coach like his Father. So, in 2013, Adam became an assistant coach for Gonzaga.

However, he didn’t do it for long, and there are no records of his coaching career after 2015. But if we find any further information regarding him after 2015, we will update you soon.

Adam Morrison: Personal Life, Wife & Children

Some celebrities are less talkative regarding their personal life, and Adam is no different. 

And we are excellent with that. But, just like other celebs, Morrison is entitled to his own life. 

Adam Morrison with family.
Adam and his kids

The NBA champion Adam is not married but dating someone. From his girlfriend, he has three kids. But neither the name of his girlfriend nor his kids have been made public.

All in all, we can say that Adam and his family are living a happy life. The couple is still strong, as there are no rumors of separation between them. 

Adam Morrison: Body Measurements 

Former NBA star Adam was born in the U.S Glendive, Montana. He was born on July 19, 1984. Hence, he is 39 years now.

By nationality, he is an American, while his ethnicity happens to be white. 

On the other hand, Adam has a tremendous height of 6 feet 8 inches, around 2.10 m.

Added to that, the former NBA player has an athletic body. His weight is about 93 kg (205 lbs). His brown hair and black eyes complement his look.

What is the Net Worth of former NBA Player Adam Morrison?

There’s no hiding that this distinctive player played 6 years of basketball. He played with many professional teams in the league as a star player.

So how huge is his current net worth, or how much has he made throughout his career?

According to the sports race, Adam’s past salaries ranged between $4,230,000 and 7,504,560 in 2006.

However, Adam has not confirmed it by himself. Similarly, Adam has a hefty net worth of $10 million.

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But Adam did make a fortune from his professional earnings and salary. Furthermore, he was associated with several NBA teams.

Social Media Presence 

Adam Morrison is less active on social media. He is merely connected with lots of people. As suspected, Adam is not available on Instagram as other basketball stars.

Although one can find him on Twitter, he rarely posts over there. As of Jan 2022, he has 2k followers on Twitter.

Likewise, his last tweets came on April 4, 2021. Adam has massive fans and followers worldwide despite laying low on social media. His contribution to basketball is admirable.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is Morrison still active in his career?

Adam retired from his NBA long ago in 2012; he became a coach, but there are no records of him doing anything after 2015.

What is Adam Morrison’s jersey number?

Adam Morrison’s jersey number was 35 for the Bobcats and 6 for the Lakers.

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