Popeye Jones is a retired player and coach from the United States. In addition, Popeye Jones worked as an assistant coach for the Denver Nuggets in the NBA.
Ronald Jerome Jones better known as Popeye Jones was born June 17, 1970, in Dresden, Tennessee in the United States of America. From now on he is 51 years old and is a citizen of the United States. He also belongs to the Afro-American ethnic group and has the zodiac sign Gemini.
He also grew up listening to basketball, soccer, and baseball. His mother gave him the name Popeye. Popeye is a cartoon character. Apart from that, there is no further information about his parents and siblings.
Speaking of academic qualifications, he attended Dresden High School and later enrolled at Murray State University.
Popeye Jones began his basketball career while he was in high school. He also enrolled at Murray State University to play college basketball after playing for his high school team for one season. His entire college basketball season was a success as he scored over 2,000 points and had over 1,000 rebounds. He was named a three-time All-Ohio Valley Conference, two All-America Honorable Mentions, and twice OVC Player of the Year in 1990 and 1991.
He was also named OVC Athlete of the Year twice, in 1990 and 1991. In addition, he was named a three-time All-Ohio Valley Conference, twice an All-America Honorable Mention, and twice named OVC Player of the Year in 1990 and 1991. He was twice named OVC Athlete of the Year (1991 and 1992). Murray State University also retired his No. 54 jersey in tribute to him.
The Houston Rockets picked him 41st overall after a successful collegiate career in the second round of the 1992 NBA Draft. His rights were then sold to the Dallas Mavericks, preventing him from playing in the NBA that season. In response, he moved to Europe in the 1992/93 season, playing for Aresium Milano. In 1993, after a season in Europe, he returned to the NBA and joined the Dallas Mavericks.
Before joining the Toronto Raptors, he spent the next three seasons with the franchise. From 1996 to 1998 he was a member of the Toronto Raptors. He joined the Boston Celtics in 1998 and played there until 1999. After that he played for the Denver Nuggets (1999-2000), the Washington Wizards (2000-2002) and the Dallas Mavericks (2002-2003). His last professional basketball team was the Golden State Warriors. In 2003 he became a member of the team and played for them for one season. In 2004 he retired as a player from basketball.
career as a coach
After playing for franchises for 11 years, he announced his retirement from the game. After that he took a longer break and returned as coach in 2007. He also worked as a player development coach for his former team, the Dallas Mavericks. After a long tenure with the team, he left and was hired as an assistant coach for the New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets in 2010. He worked there for three years, leaving in 2013. On August 14, 2013, he joined the Indiana Pacers as their new assistant coach. There he worked with highly talented players such as Roy Hibbert and Paul George. After hard work from the coach and players, his team made it to the Eastern Conference Finals.
Similarly, the team was able to achieve even more amazing achievements during his tenure. After almost seven years with the Indiana Pacers, he said goodbye in 2020. On November 9, 2020, he was named an assistant coach by the Philadelphia 76ers. He is currently assisting Doc Rivers, the team’s head coach, in taking the team to the next level.
awards and fortune
Popeye Jones has received multiple recognitions and honors throughout his career. In 1992 he was an NCAA rebounding leader. In addition, he was OVC Player of the Year twice, in 1990 and 1991. He was also a three-time first-team All-OVC from 1989–91.
A former basketball player and coach, he has accumulated a tidy sum of money throughout his career. In addition, his assets, income and salary have yet to be disclosed by him. According to online sources, its net worth is about 1 to 5 million US dollars.
Popeye Jones is married Amy Jones. The couple also have three sons, Justin, Seth and Caleb Jones. His three sons are professional ice hockey players. Popeye and Amy’s marriage didn’t last long and they divorced in 2009. So far, the manager is not part of any controversy or rumors and is focused on his career.
body measurement and social media
Popeye Jones stands 6 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 113 kg. He is also pale and has black eyes. Other than that, there is no additional information on Popeye’s body measurements.
The former basketball player is only active on Twitter, which has more than 1.6 thousand followers. Other than that, Popeye is not active on Facebook and Instagram.