Former NBA player and coach used to score on his will during his playing days. And unlike other NBA star, he is a one-woman man and is married to his wife for two decades. Kiki Vandeweghe is the Executive Vice President of the National Basketball Association and a retired professional. During his playing career, he was known for his excellent scoring ability from his signature “stepback” move. His move became so profound that, the move was later named as “Kiki Move.
Career and Professional Life:
He started his NBA with disappointment, as he demanded a trade and refused to play for Dallas after Dallas Mavericks drafted him in 1980 NBA draft. While playing few matches for Dallas, he was at the receiving end of boos before Nuggets traded him on 3rd December 1980. While playing for Nuggets, he recorded his career high stats when he scored 51 points again for Detroit Pistons.
He then played for Portland Trail Blazers where he averaged 25 points a game. He suffered a horrific back injury in 1987-88 which came as a speed breaker in his career. After playing for Los Angeles Clippers for half a season, he retired from professional NBA after 1992-1993 season.
How much is Kiki’s Net Worth and Salary?
After his managerial stint in Nets, he is now the Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. During his high time in playing career, he used to earn a salary in between $700,000 to $1 million. His salary dropped in his later career when he received around $140,000 per year.
His earnings from the playing career and yet to reveal earnings from his managerial career help him amass a huge net worth. Though his net worth is still under evaluation, his expected fortunes are around millions.
Married Life and Rumors About Divorce!
The giant basketball player has a settled married life. He married his longtime girlfriend, Peggy Vandeweghe on 22nd July 1995. His wife has a successful career of her own who is a structural engineer and a designer.
The couple is a parent to a 15-year old son named Ernest Maurice Vandeweghe IV was born in the year 2002. Though Kiki remains secretive about his married life, her wife in contrast to her reveals every detail of their life through her Instagram.
Caption: Kiki with his wife and son on 27 May 2017.
On 27th May, she posted a picture of her family to wish their son on his birthday where she mentioned that she is proud of his achievements.
On 9th August, she shared a photo of Kiki having a holiday in Mexico and wished him a happy birthday on the same post.
His healthy and passionate relationship with his wife even after two decades makes it evident that the rumors about his divorce are a complete hoax.
His Short Bio and Family:
Born in Wiesbaden, West Germany, Kiki Vandeweghe took his first breath on 1st August 1958 which makes his age 59. He was born with the birth name Ernest Maurice Kiki Vandeweghe III. As per wiki sources, he holds the dual nationality of America and Canada. He was born to former NBA player Ernie Vandeweghe and Miss America pageant Colleen Kay Hutchins.
The former NBA player possesses a height that can scare anyone as he stands at 6 feet and 8 inches and maintains athletic body built. His family belongs to NBA pool, as he is the nephew of NBA player Mel Hutchins and his niece is CoCo is a tennis player.