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

Standing at 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 an amazing 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 NameAdam John Morrison
Date of BirthJuly 19, 1984
Birth PlaceGlendive, Montana, United States
Nick NameThe Stache
ReligionChristianity 
NationalityAmerican 
EthnicityWhite
Zodiac SignCancer
Age37 Years Old
Height6 ft. 8 inches (2.03m)
Weight93 kg (205 lbs)
Hair ColorBrown
Eye ColorBlack
Father’s NameJohn Morrison
Mother’s NameWanda Morrison
SiblingsBrandie Morrison, Sandy Morrison
EducationMead High School, Gonzaga University 
Sexual OrientationStraight 
Marital StatusNot Married 
Girlfriend Mijken Nelson
KidsThree
ProfessionProfessional Basketball Player
Basketball TeamLos Angeles Lakers, Charlotte Hornets
Active Years2006-2012
Coaching Years2017-Present 
Net Worth$10 Million 
Social MediaTwitter 
Merch of Los Angeles LakersBlanket, Coffee Mug, Basketball Training Shorts
Last UpdateJuly, 2022

Adam Morrison: Early Life and Education 

Adam started playing basketball from 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 after that, 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 kgs of weight and became extremely sick. 

Unfortunately, Adam was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at such a young age. But Adam was one strong individual, and he 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), and he finished 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.
During one of his matches, Adam went unconscious due to his health condition.

In the 2005-06 season, Adam couldn’t perform well in the initial phase, but as a true 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, the college career Adam ended.

Professional Career

In 2006 Adam was drafted by the Charlotte Bobcats; his professional journey started. Besides, he signed a contract of two years, and his debut match was with 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, which was his career-highest point at that time.

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 gets drafted to 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 there due to limited playtime.

Lastly, he retired from his basketball career in September of 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 totally fine with that. But, just like some other celebs, Morrison is also 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 Adam, along with his family, is living a happy life. The couple is still going strong as there are no rumors of separation between them as of now. 

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 37 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, which is 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 the 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 range between $4,230,000 to 7,504,560 in 2006. However, Adam has not confirmed it by himself. Similarly, Adam has a hefty met worth of $10 million.

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But it seems 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 in 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 on him doing anything after 2015.

What is Adam Morrison’s jersey number?

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

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