Former American professional basketball player Al Harrington currently serves as an assistant coach for the Cape Town Tigers. This 42-year-old basketball player played in the power forward position in the NBA (National Basketball Association) for some prestigious teams like Indiana Pacers, Golden State Warriors, Orlando Magic, and New York Knicks. In addition, Harrington earned global recognition after playing for the Fujian Sturgeons in the Chinese Basketball Association.
Harrington’s basketball career has been functioning since 1998, but due to some reason he retired from the NBA and started his business Cannabis Industry, where his team produces extracts from cannabis.
Despite being a full-time entrepreneur, Harrington enjoys the weekdays with his wife Michelle Harrington, and their two daughters. Furthermore, he is very active in charity works, that’s why he established a non-profit organization named Al Harrington Foundation to help needy people.
So, if you want to know more about this former NBA player, then keep on reading.
Facts About Al Harrington
|Celebrated Name||Al Harrington|
|Real Name/Full Name||Albert Harrington|
|Birth Date||February 17, 1980,|
|Birthplace||Orange, New Jersey,|
|Height||6 feet 9 inches|
|Wife/Spouse (Name)||Michelle Harrington|
|Profession||Former American Professional Basketball Player, Assistant Coach, Entrepreneur|
|Net Worth in 2021||$40 million|
Al Harrington’s Early Life
Born on February 17, 1980, in Orange, New Jersey, Harrington was raised in Roselle, New Jersey. However, details about his parents’ names, their profession, and whether he has siblings or not haven’t been uncovered to the public and the media.
Harrington went to an Elementary school in Roselle. His basketball career commenced when he attended New Jersey’s St. Patrick High School.
The school team was in awe when young Harrington showed his amazing talent in the basketball game. He quickly became one of the top players and won the honored title National Player of the Year from USA Today and High School All-American from McDonald’s in 1998.
Al Harrington’s Personal Life
When it comes to sharing his personal life on the Internet, Al Harrington never hesitates to post cute videos and photos with his wife and two daughters on Instagram and Twitter. Harrington and Michelle tied the knot in 2009. These two love birds met through a mutual friend. And they have two beautiful daughters.
In an interview, Harrington shared that he was busy with his new baby “Viola Brands,” but tries to adjust his busy schedule for the family. And on weekdays, he loves to spend quality time with the whole fam. Michelle cooks for them and they enjoy the meal together.
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Al Harrington’s Age, Height, and Weight
Al Harrington’s current age is 42. This athlete maintains his body pretty well. He admitted in an interview that he exercises 5/6 times a week. His height is 6 feet 9 inches and his weight is 111 Kg (245 Ib).
Al Harrington Net Worth and Salary
As a former professional basketball player, Al Harrington’s current net worth is around $40 million. Since Harrington was a part of some renowned teams in the NBA, an established entrepreneur and assistant coach of South Africa’s Cape Town Tigers, no wonder his resources are at their peak only at the age of 42.
Al Harrington’s Career
Al Harrington’s basketball career started at St. Patrick High School. By playing like a professional at such a young age, Harrington made himself a worthy player from the rest. Thereby, he won the National Player of the Year and High School All-American title when he was a senior year student.
In 1998, after being selected in the NBA Draft’s first round and overall ranked 25th, the Indian Pacers team picked him. That’s the moment when Harrington’s basketball career professionally took off. He signed a rookie contract with them. Though he was on the team for six seasons, he started to gain recognition in the 2001-2002 season.
Harrington sadly missed the final 38 games due to a knee injury. But with a fighting spirit, he returned in the next season. In 2000, he was considered one of the top players who led his team to the Eastern Conference Finals. Harrington was traded to the Atlanta Hawks in 2004, but in 2006, he came back to the Pacers.
Finally, in 2007, he left Indiana Pacers and joined the Golden State Warriors for only one season. Afterward, he signed a deal with the New York Knicks and performed in 140 games.
Over the last few years, he played for several NBA teams like Denver Nuggets (2010-2012), Orlando Magic (2012-2013), and Washington Wizards (2013-2014).
To explore other teams besides playing for NBA, Al Harrington made a contract with the Fujian Sturgeons, the Chinese Basketball Association team. But he left the team after two months and come again to the NBA. As not getting enough contracts, he announced his retirement news. However, he joined Australia’s Sydney King in 2015 and appeared in six games.
Al Harrington’s Awards and Achievements
- Al Harrington hasn’t been received or nominated for awards yet.
- He earned a few prestigious titles like National Player of the Year from USA Today and High School All-American from McDonald’s.
- He played as a Power forward in different NBA teams, such as Orlando Magic, Denver Nuggets, and Washington Wizards.
- He got the chance to sign a contract with the Fujian Sturgeons, though he broke the deal after two months.
- Harrington is a happily married man and blessed with two beautiful baby girls.
Al Harrington’s Recent Activities
On December 24, 2021, Al Harrington join the position of assistant coach of South Africa’s Cape Town Tigers. Furthermore, he starts his brand named Viola Brands which creates extracts from cannabis. His company nurtures cannabis in-house and serves facilities in multiple states.