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Mark Anthony Aguirre was born on 10 December 1959, in Chicago, Illinois USA, of Mexican descent. He is a retired basketball player, best known for his tenures with the Dallas Mavericks and Detroit Pistons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), winning two titles with the latter team.
So just how loaded is Mark Aguirre now? Sources state that Aguirre has amassed a fortune of over $3 million, as of early 2017. His net worth has been earned through his involvement in basketball.
Mark Aguirre Net Worth $3 Million
Aguirre grew up in Chicago, where he attended George Westinghouse High School. He later enrolled in Chicago’s DePaul University, playing for the school’s Blue Demons basketball team. During his three seasons with the team, he averaged 24.5 points per game, and was The Sporting News’ College Player of the Year, the AP, USBWA and UPI College Player of the Year, as well as a two-time member of The Sporting News’ All-America first team. He also won the Naismith Award in 1980. Following his junior year, he left college, and shortly after was selected as the first overall pick by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1981 NBA draft.
During his tenure with the team, Aguirre scored three of the top four single-season point totals in the team’s history, and his 13,930 career points being third on the franchise list. He was an NBA All-Star three times while with the Mavericks, proving himself as a valuable scoring leader. Being a top scorer for a team that made many playoff visits during his tenure, Aguirre was able to achieve great popularity, and to earn a sizable net worth. However, although his career with the team was full of high-scoring efforts, it was also burdened with a bad relationship and frequent conflicts with coach Dick Motta and several players as well.
Consequently, Aguirre was traded to the Detroit Pistons for Adrian Dantley, midway through the 1988–89 season. Due to his malcontent’s reputation from his time with the Mavericks, he was not greeted with enthusiasm when he joined the Pistons, however, this quickly changed, as Aguirre played a crucial part in the team’s back-to-back NBA titles. The first came in the 1988-1989 season, when they defeated the Los Angeles Lakers, starting every game of the team’s four-game sweep of their opponent. The Pistons repeated this feat in the following season as well, winning against the Portland Trail Blazers. Aguirre scored 9.6 points in the team’s five-game Finals win.
His remaining three seasons with the team were limited, mainly due to Dennis Rodman’s play, but also due to Aguirre’s own age and several injuries he suffered. He was released in 1993, but his four seasons with the Pistons enabled Aguirre to reinforce his popularity and significantly increase his wealth. Later that year he joined the Los Angeles Clippers, signing a $150,000 deal for a partial campaign in the 1993–94 season, improving his net worth once again.
In 1994, Aguirre retired from professional basketball. He scored 18,458 points during his 13-year career in the NBA, one of the best scorers of the ’80s averaging 20.0 points, and being a two-time NBA Champion. His basketball career brought him worldwide fame and made him rich.
Although retired from playing, Aguirre has remained involved in basketball. In 1996-97 he served as director of player development for the Mavericks. In 2001-02, he became a special assistant for the Indiana Pacers, promoted to assistant coach a year later. In 2004 he joined the New York Knicks coaching staff, serving as head coach for the team at the 2005 and 2006 Summer League in Las Vegas. All contributed to his fortune.
Speaking about his private life, Aguirre has been married to Angela Bowman since 1988. The couple has four children together.