A former American basketball professional player Dell Demps is an acting vice president and general manager of the New Orleans Pelicans. Demps was the star player of the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, and Orlando Magic, despite being undrafted by NBA.
Dell Demps Parents, Bio, Age
Dell Demps was born in long beach, California on 12 February 1970. He and his sister grew up watching an example of sacrifice by their parents. His father always had two jobs, and his mother used to work for 8 to 10 hours a day so that they can have a house.
He stands with a height of 6 ft and 3 inches with 92 kg weight. He has earned a master’s degree in business.
Dell Demps Career and Now
Dell started his journey by trying to get recruited in high school to become a basketball player but was unable to succeed. After working his best, he came under the radar of the San Francisco Bay Area high schooler with no scholarship offers to play major-college basketball. To gain more exposure, he played in AAU basketball, and for that, he worked as a dishwasher to raise enough money. After that, he became successful to attract a few Division I programs and was elected to go to the University of the Pacific.
Although, his performance during the game was appreciated, but went undrafted by an NBA in 1992, yet scratched and clawed his way into the league. He debuted in the NBA with Golden State during the 1993-94 regular season. Although he didn’t have a chance of being in the NBA, with his dedication he made it. Demps excelled over a four-year career at Pacific, leading the Tigers in scoring each of his final three seasons, topped by 19.0 points per game average as a senior in 1991-92. Demps appeared in a total of 20 regular- season games, spread over three NBA seasons from 1993-96, with Golden State, San Antonio, and Orlando.
Now he is acting general manager of New Orleans Pelicans.
Moreover, in 2018 he had his jersey No. 5 retired by the University of the Pacific on Jan 17, was announced on Wednesday 19 December.
Dell’s Mother in Law & Wife, Family
Dell Demps is happily married to his wife Anita Demps, and they have three beautiful kid: Jourdan Johnson, Tre, and Riley Demps. One of his sons, Tre Demps, is an established Basketball player and he is associated with Northwestern Wildcats men’s basketball Team.
Demp had been strong his whole life, and it was the reason for his successful professional and married life but, happiness didn’t last until 2008, Anita Demps suffered from a rare form of ovarian cancer and her mother Claudia Thomas from lungs cancer.
Later, ovarian cancer quickly spread to her brain. On 9 January 2018, she had her brain tumor removed, and she was restricted to fly for two weeks. After her surgery, Claudia Thomas death was unbearable news for Anita but a strong man standing beside her she never gave up and chooses to set a positive example for her family.
Dell Demps Net Worth
Dell has a clothing store in California which he continues to operate with eight staff. He worked in the San Antonio Spurs organization. Currently, he is successfully handling the job of General Manager of New Orleans Pelicans since 2010.