Tiago Splitter- Wife, Stats, Block, Net Worth & Rings

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Heights have always been an essential aspect of basketball. Standing at the height of 6 ft 11 in, Tiago Splitter has shown immense skills and grabbed various achievements under his name throughout his career.

Tiago Splitter is a former Brazilian professional basketball athlete who played in the NBA for approximately seven seasons. Before playing in the NBA, Splitter played in Spain. 

He has earned various honors under his name throughout his career. Some of them are- 3x All-EuroLeague Team, 3× Spanish Cup winner, Spanish League MVP, 2× Spanish Super Cup MVP, and many more.

Tiago Splitter
Tiago Splitter is making a dunk.

Likewise, Tiago is the first player born in Brazil to win an NBA Championship in 2014 while representing the San Antonio Spurs.

Moreover, after retirement, Tiago started working with the NBA team called the Brooklyn Nets as a player development coach. 

Furthermore, let’s get to know about former basketball athlete Tiago Splitter in detail. First, let’s peep into some of his quick facts. 

Quick Facts:

Full Name Tiago Splitter Beims
Birth Date January 1, 1985
Age 39 Years Old
Birth Place Blumenau, Brazil
Nickname Not Available
Religion Christianity
Nationality Brazilian
Education Not Disclosed
Horoscope Capricorn
Father’s Name Cassio Splitter
Mother’s Name Elisabeth Splitter
Siblings Michelle Splitter
Height 6’11” (2.11 m)
Weight 245 lbs (111 kgs)
Wingspan  7’2
Build Athletic
Shoe Size Not Available
Eye Color Light Brown
Hair Color Light Brown
Marital Status Married
Spouse(s) Amaia Amescua Splitter (2010-2016)
Fernanda Splitter
Children Benjamin Splitter, Sofia Splitter
Profession Former Professional Basketball Player, Development Coach
League NBA
Draft 2007
Former Teams Ipiranga
Saski Baskonia
Araba Gorago Alava
Bilbao Basket
San Antonio Spurs
Atlanta Hawks
Philadelphia 76ers
Delaware 87ers
Jersey Number #47 Philadelphia 76ers
#11 Atlanta Hawks
#22 San Antonio Spurs
Position Center, Power forward
Net Worth $8 million
Awards and Achievements NBA champion
4× Spanish Super Cup winner
2× Spanish Super Cup MVP
Retired 2018
Social Media InstagramTwitterFacebook
Merch Basketball card, Jersey
Last Update July, 2024

When was Tiago Splitter born? Early Life, Family & Education

Tiago Splitter Beims, shortly Tiago Splitter was born in Blumenau, Brazil, to parents Cassio Splitter and Elisabeth Splitter. Splitter grew up as a Christian. However, his father comes of a Jewish origin.

Moreover, Tiago has a sister named Michelle Splitter, who was also a basketball player. His sister passed away at the age of 19 due to Leukemia.

Tiago Splitter
Tiago as a toddler with his father, Cassio 

Sadly, not much information regarding Tiago’s educational background is available. However, he was born and raised in Germany, assuming that he graduated from German educational institutions.

How tall is Tiago Splitter? Age, Height, and Body Measurements

The former professional basketball player Tiago was born in 1985, which makes him 39 years old. Likewise, Splitter shares his birthday on January 1, making his birth sign Capricorn

And from what we know, people born with his sun sign are known for their ambitious and disciplined nature. Moving on, Tiago stands at a towering height of 6 feet 11 inches (2.11 m) and weighs 111 kgs (245 lbs).

Moreover, the former NBA player has maintained his physique with an appropriate diet and intense workouts. As a result, he tends to hit the gym most of the time.

Besides this, Tiago’s other notable facts include his short light brown hair and a stunning pair of brown eyes. 

Tiago Splitter | Professional Career


Splitter began his professional career in 1999. In 2000, he started to play in Spain’s top-level league, called the Liga ACB. Tiago became a naturalized citizen of Spain in 2004.

Furthermore, he became the Spanish Supercup tournament’s Most Valuable Player in 2006 and 2007. He also became part of the All-EuroLeague First Team of the EuroLeague’s 2007–2008.

Likewise, the following year, he failed to be part of the EuroLeague Final Four participation. However, he did reach the playoffs of the EuroLeague 2008–2009. 

Although, his accomplishments earned him a spot for the 2008–2009 All-EuroLeague Second Team. Tiago became the Spanish League Most Valuable Player in 2010.

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Moreover, Tiago was supposed to declare for the 2006 NBA Draft, but the NBA teams were discouraged from drafting him due to his contract’s expensive buyout. So, Splitter remained with the Spanish ACB League for that season.

Further, Tiago was automatically qualified to participate in the 2007 NBA Draft, as he was at least 22 years old during the 2007 NBA draft period.

San Antonio Spurs selected Tiago during the first round of the draft along with the 26th draft pick.

Extension with Saski Baskonia

ESPN Brasil reported that Tiago had signed a contract extension with the Saski Baskonia on May 28, 2008.

Reportedly, the contract would keep Splitter in the Spanish ACB League throughout the 2009–2010 NBA season.

Moreover, the contract provided Tiago to make eight times more than what the NBA rookie scale salary cap would have made with the San Antonio Spurs at that time.

Likewise, on June 7, 2008, R.C. Buford, the Spurs General Manager, stated that Tiago had decided not to join San Antonio Spurs for the 2008–2009 NBA season.

But, Tiago signed another extension with Saski Baskonia, keeping him in the Spanish ACB League throughout the 2010 season.

Furthermore, there was an announcement on July 9, 2010, which stated that Tiago had decided to let go of his contract with Saski Baskonia and sign with the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs.

San Antonio Spurs

Tiago signed a contract worth $11 million with the San Antonio Spurs on July 12, 2010. On March 19, 2010, Splitter got the first start of his NBA career while playing against the Charlotte Bobcats.

The Spur’s head coach placed him in place of Tim Duncan as he suffered from an injury. During the game, Tiago recorded six rebounds and eight points. 

Moreover, Tiago and his teammate Kawhi Leonard got to be part of the 2012 Rising Stars Challenge on February 8, 2012. Both Leonard and Splitter represented Team Chuck during the Rising Stars Challenge.

Tiago Splitter Team
Tiago Splitter Team

However, Tiago had to let go of the competition because of an injury, and Derrick Favors replaced him.

Furthermore, during the Western Conference Finals Game 2 held on May 29, 2012, Scott Brooks, head coach of Oklahoma City Thunder, tried to slow San Antonio’s offense by continuously fouling Tiago.

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Not to mention, he even sent him to the free-throw line using a strategy called Hack-a-Shaq.

Tiago played his most productive season representing the Spurs during the 2012–13 NBA season.

That season his averages were 6.4 rebounds and 10.3 points per game. Splitter played in all of the games except for the finals of the regular season.

Tiago started 58 games, and the Spurs ended the season, becoming two-seed after the Oklahoma City Thunder. Moreover, the Spurs advanced to the 2013 NBA Finals but lost against the Miami Heat.

Check out this video to see how Lebron James blocks Tiago Splitter’s dunk attempt in the 2013 NBA finals.

Furthermore, Tiago signed a contract extension with the Spurs on July 13, 2013. He won his first NBA championship with the Spurs on June 15, 2014, after defeating Miami Heat during the 2014 NBA Finals.

Unfortunately, Tiago missed 20 out of the 21 games of the 2014–2015 season due to a back injury. Similarly, he missed the final six games of the regular season due to a calf injury.

Later, he came back after recovering from his injury, but the Spurs lost Los Angeles Clippers in seven games.

Atlanta Hawks

The San Antonio Spurs traded Tiago to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Georgios Printezis on July 9, 2015. However, he was kept out of the team for the remaining season due to his right hip surgery.

Tiago Splitter
Splitter representing Atlanta Hawks

Moreover, on October 11, 2016, Tiago stayed out of the game again for around weeks due to a grade 2 hamstring strain. 

Additionally, he had to stay away from games for six more weeks after an MRI exam showed a grade 2 right calf strain.

Philadelphia 76ers

The Atlanta Hawks traded Tiago to the Philadelphia 76er on February 22, 2017, in exchange for Ersan İlyasova.

Likewise, the 76ers assigned Splitter to its D-League affiliate team called Delaware 87ers on March 21, 2017

However, he was called back to the official team six days later. Moreover, Tiago made his debut representing the 76ers on March 28, 2017.

He recorded three rebounds and two points in seven minutes of playing time during his debut game against the Brooklyn Nets. This particular game was his first game after his hip surgery.

International Career

Tiago has represented the national team numerous times. He has won gold medals being part of the senior Brazilian national basketball team at the 2003 FIBA South American Championship.

Likewise, he has also won in the 2011 FIBA AmeriCup, the 2005 FIBA AmeriCup, the 2009 FIBA AmeriCup, and the 2003 Pan American Games.

Tiago Splitter
Splitter representing Brasil

Moreover, Splitter has also played during the 2006 FIBA World Cup, 2002 FIBA World Cup, the 2010 FIBA World Cup, the 2014 FIBA World Cup, and the 2012 Summer Olympics representing Brazil.

Tiago Splitter | Retirement and Post-Playing Career

Tiago Splitter announced his retirement from his professional NBA career on February 19, 2018, due to a hip injury that he acquired during his career.

Moreover, after his retirement, an American professional basketball team called the Brooklyn Nets hired Tiago as a pro scout with additional duties involving the development of on-court players on April 24, 2018.

Likewise, on September 23, 2019, The Brooklyn Nets promoted Splitter to the player development coach’s position.

Tiago Splitter | Career stats

Philadelphia 76ers
Atlanta Hawks
San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio Spurs

Tiago Splitter | Awards and Achievements

  • NBA champion 2014
  • All-EuroLeague First Team 2008
  • 2× Spanish League champion 2008, 2010
  • 3× Spanish Cup winner 2004, 2006, 2009
  • 2× All-EuroLeague Second Team 2009, 2010
  • 4× Spanish Super Cup winner 2005–2008
  • Spanish League MVP 2010
  • All-Spanish League Team 2010
  • Spanish League Finals MVP 2010
  • 2× Spanish Super Cup MVP 2006, 2007
  • Spanish Third Division champion 2002

Tiago Splitter | Net Worth and Salary

Standing at the height of 6’11’, Tiago Splitter’s height is viewed as an asset during the court. However, along with his impressive height, Splitter also possesses remarkable skills in basketball.

Because of the above reasons, he had a very successful career before his retirement.

Looking back at his career details, Tiago earned eight times more than the NBA rookie scale salary cap while representing Saski Baskonia.

Moreover, Splitter signed a contract worth $11 million with the San Antonio Spurs and had a salary of around $3 million for approximately three years. Likewise, he had a salary of around $8,500,000 while playing for the Atlanta Hawks.

Similarly, Tiago had a salary of around $8,250,000 while representing the Philadelphia 76ers. In total, Splitter has earned around $47 million throughout his career.

Thus, we can assume that Tiago Splitter’s estimated net worth falls around $8 million and more. In the meantime, he had also sold the ocean-view Malibu home for $4.6 million that he bought in 2017.

Net Worth of Tiago Splitter in Different Currencies

Here is the net worth of Tiago Splitter in different currencies, including the cryptocurrency and BitCoin. 

Currency Net Worth
Euro 6,901,600 
Pound Sterling £5,885,400 
Australian Dollar A$10,776,008 
Canadian Dollar C$9,948,320 
Indian Rupee 592,482,800 
BitCoin ฿118 

Tiago Splitter | Wife and Children

Initially, Tiago was married to his first wife, Amaia Amescua Splitter. Amaia and Tiago met in Spain while he was playing for Spain. They got married on July 3, 2010.

Together they have a son named Benjamin Splitter, born in August 2012, and a daughter named Sofia Splitter, born in 2016.

Tiago Splitter
Splitter with his wife, Fernanda

Sadly, Tiago and Amaia got divorced in 2016. However, the reason for their separation from each other is not available from any sources.

Moreover, Tiago married his second wife, Fernanda Splitter, in 2017. Unfortunately, not much information regarding Tiago’s second wife is available.

Social Media Presence:

Instagram : 154k Followers 

Facebook: 41k Followers

Twitter: 207.1k Followers 

Some FAQs:

How many rings does Tiago Splitter have?

Tiago Splitter has won one ring during the 2013–2014 Championship while representing the San Antonio Spurs.

When did Tiago Splitter retire?

Tiago Splitter retired in 2018. He announced his retirement from playing basketball professionally on February 19, 2018, due to a hip injury that hindered his career’s back-end.

Is Tiago Splitter launching cigars? 

Tiago Splitter and Dominique Wilkins have partnered with cigar-producing company Tabacalera Pichardo in Nicaragua. The name of their cigar is M.X.S which stands for “Maximum Excellence and Success.”

The M.X.S. cigar by Tiago Splitter is a two-size line using an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper over Peruvian and Nicaraguan fillers.

  • M.X.S. by Tiago Splitter Robusto — $10.80 
  • M.X.S. by Tiago Splitter Sublime — $14 

Both cigars are part of a new company called A.C.E. Prime, distributing these two lines and others from Tabacalera Pichard.

What Happened to Tiago Splitter?

Tiago suffered from (hip resurfacing), i.e., surgery to repair his right hip.

What happened between Tiago Splitter and Stephen Smith?

As a matter of fact, this story is as old as a tale dating back to 2021. Back then, there was a week-long debate about name-calling among the hosts and guests of ESPN’s First Take.

Bayless, Stephen A. Smith, and Rob Parker called out several names of the athletes and stated them to be soft and too emotional. Among all the names, they even mentioned Tiago Splitter. 

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