Leonard Hamilton is an American basketball coach who is now the head coach of the Florida State University men’s basketball team. In addition, Leonard Hamilton has also served as the head coach of Oklahoma State University, the University of Miami and the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association.
James Leonard Hamilton, better known as Leonard Hamilton, was born August 4, 1948 in Gastonia, North Carolina, United States of America. From now on he is 73 years old and he is a citizen of America. In addition, he is a Christian by religion and his ethnicity is unknown. He also has a brother named Ray Jones who also coaches a minor league team. Apart from that, there is no other information about his zodiac sign, parents and childhood. Furthermore, given his successful career, we can assume that he was brought up well as a child.
Speaking about his academic background, he enrolled at the University of Tennessee at Martin. During his college days, he played basketball for the college team.
In 1971 he began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Austin Peay State University. Leonard slowly rose through the ranks until he got his big break at the University of Kentuck in 1974. He won the NCAA championship there in 1978 and finished there in 1975, finishing second and making the 1984 Final Four. In 1986 he became the head coach of Oklahoma State University. In his four years as coach, he led the Oklahoma State Cowboys to 7th, 6th, 4th and 5th place finishes.
He then worked and managed the University of Miami’s Miami Hurricanes for a decade. He led his team to the NCAA Sweet 16 five times, with the NCAA Sweet 16 being the highest. In 2000, he was named general manager of the NBA’s Washington Wizards. The NBA, on the other hand, didn’t convince him to join the Wizards.
Instead, it was a chance to work with Michael Jordan, the greatest basketball player of all time. Although the 2000-2001 season didn’t go as planned for either team, he gained important lessons that will help him later in his career. After leaving the Washington Wizards, he managed the Florida State University men’s basketball team. He has worked in the team for more than 18 years.
awards and fortune
He has won three National Coaches of the Year titles and coached 15 teams into the postseason. He is also the seventh winningest coach in ACC history. He was also elected to the FSU Hall of Fame in 2021.
Speaking of fortune, his net worth Estimated to be around $15 million and has a massive annual salary of $2.25 million.
He married Claudette Hamilton. The couple is blessed with two children, a daughter named Allison Janae Hamilton and another child whose name is unknown. His daughter is a photographer and is also interested in installations, sculpture and taxidermy.
In 2018, Leonard was criticized for being disrespectful or grumpy towards Dana Jacobson, a reporter. Dana, a reporter for Turner Sports, was quick to point out that wasn’t the case. To be clear, he gave the interview immediately after their heartbreaking loss to Michigan. Dana added how emotional the event was for the FSU team and Hamilton, their coach.
Body Measurements and Social Media
This basketball coach is bald with black eyes in colour. Apart from that, there is no other information about his height, weight and other body measurements.
Leonard Hamilton is only active Twitter, There are more than 27.3k followers. However, the basketball coach is not present on Instagram and Facebook.