Tyson Chandler | Personal Life & Net Worth

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One great player and even a more fantastic coach, Tyson Chandler, is a former basketball athlete of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He stands as the player development coach for the Dallas Mavericks. 

With his career achievements, people widely recognize Tyson as one of the best rebounders in the NBA. He has had nearly two decades of playing experience on the field with multiple teams.

Former basketball player Tyson Chandler
Former basketball player Tyson Chandler (Source: The Dream Shake)

We will discuss Tyson Chandler’s career choices and journey through this article. Let us first get through his quick dose of facts. 

Quick Facts

Full Name Tyson Cleotis Chandler
Date of Birth October 2, 1982
Birth Place Hanford, California
Nick Name The Rotisserie
Religion Unknown 
Nationality American 
Ethnicity African American 
Zodiac Sign  Libra
Age 41 years old
Height 7 feet (2.13 meters)
Weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Build Athletic 
Father’s Name Frank Chandler
Mother’s Name Vernie Threadgill
Siblings Three brothers: Trevon Chandler, Terrell Chandler, and Ryan Chandler. A sister named Erica Chandler
Education Manuel Dominguez High School
Marital Status Married 
Wife  Kimberly Chandler (2005-2021)
Kids Three: Sayge Jozzelle Tyson, Sacha-Marie Chandler, and Tyson Cleotis Chandler II
Profession Former basketball player and current  player development coach
Playing Position  Center
  NBA (2001 NBA Draft: 1st Round, 2nd overall pick)
  • Chicago Bulls
  • New Orleans Hornets
  • Charlotte Bobcats
  • Dallas Mavericks
  • New York Knicks
  • Phoenix Suns
  • Los Angeles Lakers
  • Houston Rockets
Active Years 2001–2020
Net Worth $85 million
Social Media  Instagram, Twitter
Merch Jersey
Last Update  March, 2024

Body Measurements

Tyson Chandler is a bulky man with an athletically tight body structure. He stands at the towering height of 7 feet (2.13 meters) while weighing 235 lb (107 kg). 

Additionally, he has a wingspan of 6’4″ 1/2  and wears a shoe size of 14 US (47 EU). 

Tyson Chandler is currently a coach
Tyson Chandler is currently a coach (Source: Instagram)

Work out 

Well, Tyson Chandler ensures to always stay on top of the game. Even during the offseason, he works to maintain his physique. 

Usually, his typical day starts with flexibility training and warm-up, followed by strength training for half an hour. After that, Tyson works on the court on his drilling techniques. 

Tyson starts his training with more reps and less weight during the offseason. As the season gets colder, he does fewer reps with more weight.

Overall, Tyson states his favorite workout to be dumbbell curls, squats, and military push-ups.


“As a professional athlete, I am very conscious of what I put into my body. Protein is extremely important for staying fit and healthy.” – Tyson Chandler 

Chandler ensures to eat tons of carbs for his breakfast, including oatmeal, eggs, pancakes, waffles, bagels, and toast. 

As for lunch, he has turkey or burgers. Later, he usually has some form of steak, chicken, or fish during dinner. 

Likewise, before any games, Tyson eats pasta and added proteins. Similarly, he drinks Muscle Milk after workouts. 

Tyson Chandler | Early Life

Chandler (fully named Tyson Cleotis Chandler) was born on October 2, 1982, under the star sign of Libra. In Hanford, California, he was born to his parents, Vernie Threadgill and Frank Chandler. 

Well, Tyson grew up on a farm and often worked there. He would help his parents milk the cow, look after animals, and cultivate crops. 

As for his siblings, Tyson Chandler has three brothers Trevon Chandler, Terrell Chandler, and Ryan Chandler. Moving on, he has a sister named Erica Chandler. 


As for his educational background, Tyson Chandler accomplished his high school degree from Dominguez High School, located in Compton, California. 

After his high school day, multiple universities went to scout him. Some of the considerations in his list were UCLA, Arizona, Syracuse, Memphis, Kentucky, and Michigan. 

Tyson Chandler | Career

Chandler initially commenced playing basketball at the age of three. His grandfather, Cleotis, had fixed a basket on a tree. 

By the age of nine, he was already active with basketball through his school team. He and his mother had moved to San Bernardino, California. 

It was then that he got selected for the McDonald’s High School All-America Team. Later, he bagged the accolades from Parade Magazine and USA Today. 

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Tyson Chandler entered the NBA Draft in 2001 when Los Angeles Clippers drafted him in the first round as the second overall pick. 

Chandler during a match
Chandler during a match (Source: The Basketball Wiki)

Tyson Chandler entered Dallas Mavericks in July 2010, and during that timeframe, he became a highly sought-after free agent. 

In 2011, Tyson entered the New York Knicks through a three-team trade with a four-year contract.

Chandler passed a new record of 67.9 field-goal percentage with them, which became the third-highest in league history. 

The last two seasons of his career, Tyson spent with the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets. 

Tyson Chandler initially made his national team debut with the United States team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Following it, he entered the 2010 FIBA World Championship, where he played in all nine World Championship games.

Likewise, he was the team’s starting center for the 2012 London Summer Olympics. 

Tyson Chandler | Injury

Chandler initially had his significant NBA injury when he had a bad back during the 2003–04 season. He had landed on his back during the match against the Atlanta Hawks, which caused the Injury as he missed out on the final week. 

Later in 2009, Tyson struggled with the stress reaction after injuring his left foot. Back then, he missed out on 29 games in total. 

Following it, he struggled with an injury during the early days of the 2013-14 season. Tyson had suffered a right knee injury and an upper respiratory illness by the end of the year. Altogether, it made him miss out on a total of 55 games. 

Not long after it, Tyson struggled with a strained right hamstring in 2015 and missed eight games. With a year of smoothness in his plays, he then faced a neck injury that sidelined him periodically for 36 total games.

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Tyson Chandler | Retirement 

“I always said I’d retire when my kids were at this age. My daughter is in high school out here. For me, that’s where my time is right now, but that leaves a lot of time open.” – Tyson Chandler 

On August 29, 2020, Tyson Chandler had his final NBA game during Game 5 of the 2020 Western Conference First Round. Back then, he okayed the match against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

At the moment, Tyson works as the player development coach with the Dallas Mavericks. 

Awards and Achievements 

  • FIBA Americas Championship (2007 in Las Vegas – gold)
  • FIBA World Championship (2010 in Turkey – gold)
  • NBA champion (2011)
  • NBA All-Star (2013)
  • All-NBA Third Team (2012)
  • NBA Defensive Player of the Year (2012)
  • Olympic Games (2012 in London – gold)
  • NBA All-Defensive First Team (2013)
  • 2× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2011 and 2012)
  • First-team Parade All-American (2001)
  • Second-team Parade All-American (2000)
  • McDonald’s All-American (2001)
  • 2× California Mr. Basketball (2000 and 2001)

Tyson Chandler | Net Worth 

At present, Tyson Chandler is one of the top 20 highest-earning players in NBA history. He has made over $170 million in his Career and stands with a net worth of $85 million. 

As of now, he has an annual earning of $13.1 million. Talking about his contracts with the team, Tyson had his top deal with the Chicago Bulls, worth $54 million for five years. 

He had a four-year contract worth $58 million with the New York Knicks. Likewise, his four-year contract with the Phoenix Suns was worth $52 million. 

Likewise, several brand endorsement deals are also devoted to his net worth. Some of Tyson’s contract includes Nike, Fuse Science’s Enerjel product, PowerFuse, and ElectroFuse products.


Tyson Chandler is an active social supporter who has donated to multiple causes such as education, hunger, children, and many more.

To date, some of the companies he has helped include DKMS, NBA Cares, and Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation. 

Tyson with UNICEF
Tyson with UNICEF (Source: Zimbio.com)

In the meantime, Tyson has been the UNICEF ambassador since 2013. After lighting the UNICEF Snowflake on 57th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City as the debut with UNICEF, be has worked on multiple events. Some of them are listed below. 

  • Live auction service at the 2013 Snowflake Ball Host Committee
  • Travel to Tanzania with UNICEF for the protection of children
  • Hosted 2012 Photo Gallery Exhibit
  • 2013 relief efforts for Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
  • UNICEF’s Winter campaign for Syrian children 


Alongside his wife Kimberly, Tyson Chandler had decorated their dream house space designer Jeff Andrews. Tyson designed the house in a comfortable bohemian manner, making it more spacious. 

In 2018, Tyson Chandler set up his Hidden Hills mansion for rent or sale. He had it up for $75,000 a month or the deal at $7.5 million. 

Talking about his mansion, it included a six-bedroom, seven-bath, and four-half-bath spread across 11,959-square-foot. 

Furthermore, it also included six fireplaces, two children’s suites with a dedicated homework room, a paneled library, and a separate guest apartment with a kitchen and living room. Not to mention, it also had a fully decked gym room. 

Tyson Chandler | Personal Life 

Chandler is currently divorced. Well, he was initially married to his beautiful wife, Kimberly Chandler. The duo has had three children named  Sayge Jozzelle Tyson, Sacha-Marie Chandler, and Tyson Cleotis Chandler II. 

Wife, Kimberly Chandler, And Their Divorce

Tyson Chandler and Kimberly Chandler initially met during high school through their mutual friend group. Back then, they started dating, and after years of togetherness as a couple, Tyson came forward to propose to her. 

According to the sources, for his proposal, Tyson recreated the movie scene of Richard Gere’s proposal to Julia Roberts in the classic “Pretty Woman.” Later, they married in 2005. 

Tyson with his family
Tyson with his family (Source: Instagram)

Today, Kimberly is a philanthropist and journalist. Later in September 2021, she filed a divorce from Tyson and started the reason for their divorce to be irreconcilable differences.

You can find his wife Kimberly Chandler on Instagram as (@kimberlyjchandler) with 24.3k followers. 

Social Media 

You can check out Tyson Chandler’s uploads and posts on social media sites. 

He is on Instagram as Tyson Chandler with 268k followers. Likewise, he is on Twitter as Tyson Chandler with 774k followers. 

Did You Know?

During his years of schooling, Tyson was heavily teased for his height as he was already six feet tall. After the schooling phase, Tyson joined the high school basketball team, where he became a teenage sensation. 

Tyson Chandler | FAQs

What is Tyson Chandler’s career statistic like?

Tyson Chandler has played 1,160 games in the NBA regular season while saving 886 of them throughout his career. During his tenure, he has had a field goal percentage of .597 and a free throw percentage of .644.

Likewise, he has maintained an average of 9.0 rebounds, .8 assists, .5 steals, 1.2 blocks, and 8.2 points.

He has played 76 games in the NBA playoff season and saved 59 of them. He has had a field goal percentage of .566 and a free throw percentage of .628.

Similarly, he has maintained an average of 8.1 rebounds, .5 assists, .6 steals, 1.1 blocks, and 6.9 points. 

What jersey number did Tyler Chandler wear?

Tyler Chandler wore jersey number 6 for the Dallas Mavericks and the New York Knicks during the games. Likewise, he had number 5 for Los Angeles Lakers, 4 for the Phoenix Suns, and 19 for the Houston Rockets.

Rajani Gurung
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