Adrian Dantley Net Worth

They are the people kids idolise and see as role models. Most athletes are renowned for their competitiveness, athletic abilities and riches. Let’s talk about the latter, shall we? Adrian Dantley is a star as a Basketball player. Born in Washington, District of Columbia, USA on the February 28, 1955 this person had found his passion and talents where awards and recognition came soon afterwards. A proud American, standing at 6′ 5″ (1.96 m), Adrian Dantley has received recognition for a lot of success on and off the field unknown. Throughout a decorated career, the nicknames of unknown have stuck. With regards to personal life Adrian Dantley has attended University of Notre Dame, DeMatha Catholic High School. Kalani Dantley, Kayla Dantley, Cameron Dantley Dinitri Dantley unknown are his family. So, what about the net worth? Well it is estimated that this athlete has a net worth of $1.5 Million.

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Adrian attended DeMatha Catholic High School and played basketball during his time there. After matriculating, he attended Notre Dame and played as a forward from 1973 to 1976. Thanks to his performances, he became a consensus first-team All-American for two years, and also held records with the school, leading the team in scoring for most of his time there. He was also responsible for helping the Fighting Irish break UCLA’s 88 game winning streak in 1974. He also joined the 1976 US Olympic team that won the gold medal.

In 1976, Adrian was drafted as the sixth overall pick by the Buffalo Braves. Thanks to his performance, he was named the NBA Rookie of the Year Award in 1977, and this would be the start of his increase in net worth. He was then traded to the NBA Pacers, but after playing just 23 games there, moved to the Los Angeles Lakers, where he stayed for a season before being traded to the Utah Jazz. He started becoming known as a scorer with Utah and led the league twice in the scoring category. In 1983, he missed 60 games due to an injury, though for his remaining years in Utah, he was selected for the All-Star games. During this period, he continued to build up his net worth.

In 1986, Dantley was traded to the Detroit Pistons, and needed to score less due to good performances from the rest of the team. Three years later, he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks where he played two more seasons before finally retiring after a short 10-game stint with the Milwaukee Bucks. At the end of his career, he tied the record for most free throws made in an NBA game – 28 – with Wilt Chamberlain. In 2007, Utah retired his jersey number and he was eventually elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame 16 years after his retirement, in 2008.

After his playing career, Adrian started working for the Denver Nuggets as an assistant coach, for eight seasons, and then had a run as being the head coach during the 2009 season when George Karl was battling cancer. He also coaches basketball in Silver Spring, Maryland.

For his personal life, it is known that he is married to Dinitri, and they have three sons – Cameron Dantley would play college football as a quarterback for Syracuse Orange. Adrian is also known to be frugal and even worked as a school crossing guard due to the health insurance benefits as the NBA no longer offered them to retired players.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Adrian Dantley
  • Net Worth: $1.5 Million
  • Date Of Birth: February 28, 1955
  • Place Of Birth: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
  • Height: 6′ 5″ (1.96 m)
  • Weight: 94.35
  • Profession: Basketball player
  • Education: University of Notre Dame, DeMatha Catholic High School
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Dinitri Dantley
  • Children: Kalani Dantley, Kayla Dantley, Cameron Dantley
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  • Awards: All-NBA Team, NBA Rookie of the Year Award, NBA All-Rookie Team


  • Silver Spring, MD, USA: Started work as a school crossing guard “for the health care benefits and to have something to do.” [Associated Press] [September 2012]
  • Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008.
  • Forward/Guard for the Buffalo Braves (1976-1977), Indiana Pacers (1977), Los Angeles Lakers (1978-1979), Utah Jazz (1979-1986), Detroit Pistons (1986-1989), Dallas Mavericks (1989-1990) and Milwaukee Bucks (1990-1991).
  • Named to 6 NBA All-Star West Teams (1980-1982 and 1984-1986).
  • Member of 1983-1984 NBA Midwest Division Champion Utah Jazz team. Member of 1987-1988 NBA Eastern Conference Champion Detroit Pistons team. Member of 1988-1989 NBA Champion Detroit Pistons team.
  • Named 1977 NBA Rookie of the Year for averaging 20.3 Points, 7.6 Rebounds, 1.9 Assists, 1.2 Steals and 36.6 Minutes per game.
  • Named to 1977 NBA All-Rookie Team.


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60 Minutes Sports 2015 TV Series documentary Himself – Basketball Player (segment “The Teacher”)
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ESPN SportsCentury 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
1986 NBA All-Star Game 1986 TV Special Himself
1985 NBA All-Star Game 1985 TV Special Himself
1984 NBA All-Star Game 1984 TV Special Himself
1982 NBA All-Star Game 1982 TV Special Himself
1981 NBA All-Star Game 1981 TV Special Himself