Popeye Jones is an American professional basketball coach with almost 12-years of experience as a professional basketball player. He spent 11 seasons as a player in NBA and is now serving as an assistant coach for Denver Nuggets.
He previously worked as an assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers.
Is Popeye Jones Still Married?
Not just Popeye’s career but his personal life has also intrigued his fans. Likewise, his marital status has aroused curiosity among his fans.
Popeye Jones was married to Amy Jones in the past but the duo got separated in 2009. According to Playersbio, Popeye has confessed that he has been married again since his divorce with his ex-wife. He revealed about his marriage in an interview but he hasn’t opened up any details about his new wife.
Ex-Wife And Children
Popeye and his ex-wife Amy are parents to three kids. They have three sons named Justin Jones, Seth Jones, and Caleb Jones. All of their children are involved in ice hockey- Seth and Caleb are in the NHL on the Chicago Blackhawks.
All of their kids love basketball but they chose to pursue a career in hockey. Both Popeye and Amy supported their kids to pursue their dreams and helped them learn ice hockey.
Popeye and his kids have talked about how they discovered their interest in ice hockey in many of their interviews. His oldest son Justin once met a kid at school who played ice hockey and talked about him with his dad when he came to the home.
Since Popeye came from a small town, he had no idea about ice hockey but he still tried to help his kid learn ice hockey. He took Justin to get the ice hockey equipment and eventually approached Colorado Avalanche legend Joe Sakic to ask what his sons need to do to play hockey.
Amy has also been supporting their kids since she realized their love for the game. She used to take their kids for skating lessons and drove them to practice.
Amy Jones is currently a member of the NHL Hockeymom Club and is often seen accompanying their sons during their games. According to her Instagram bio, she is also in real estate and has a passion for fitness.
Parents & Siblings
Popeye Jones hasn’t revealed much about his early life, parents, and siblings. The names of his parents are not yet known but he has talked about his mother in his interviews stating how she nicknamed him Popeye.
He got his name from his mother after a cartoon character. When his mom came back from the hospital after his birth, Popeye was on TV so she chose the name for her newborn baby.
Popeye Jones' Net Worth
Popeye Jones began his NBA career in the year 1993 with the Dallas Mavericks. Since then he played for other NBA teams like Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, Denver Nuggets, and the Golden State Warriors.
Popeye has spent 11 years as an NBA player and has been working as a basketball coach for more than a decade. He has also assembled a wonderful net worth from his playing career and as a coach.
Reportedly, an NBA coach earns from $50,000 to more than $1 million on average in a season. During his playing career, he earned around $14 million. Now, his net worth is estimated to be more than $5 million.
- The former professional basketball player Popeye Jones was born in the year 1970 in Dresden, Tennessee, USA.
- His birthday is on June 17 and his zodiac sign is Gemini.
- His real name is Ronald Jerome Jones. He is currently at the age of 51.
- He grew up playing baseball, football, and basketball. Although his first passion was baseball, there was something that he loved about basketball that made him pursue a career as a basketball player.
- He attended high school in Dresden and then joined Murray State University where he played college basketball.