J. R. Reid

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J. R. Reid
Standford Cardinals at North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball 1988-11-28 (ticket) (crop).jpg
Reid playing for the North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team in 1987–88
Monmouth Hawks
Position Assistant coach
League Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Personal information
Born (1968-03-31) March 31, 1968 (age 50)
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 247 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school Kempsville (Virginia Beach, Virginia)
College North Carolina (1986–1989)
NBA draft 1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the Charlotte Hornets
Playing career 1989–2003
Position Power forward
Number 34, 7, 11, 31
Coaching career 2011–present
Career history
As player:
19891992 Charlotte Hornets
19921996 San Antonio Spurs
1996 New York Knicks
1996–1997 Paris Basket Racing
19971999 Charlotte Hornets
1999 Los Angeles Lakers
1999–2000 Milwaukee Bucks
2000–2001 Cleveland Cavaliers
2001–2002 Strasbourg
2002–2003 Baloncesto León
As coach:
2011–? Patrick Henry CC (assistant)
2018–present Monmouth (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 5,680 (8.5 ppg)
Rebounds 3,381 (5.0 rpg)
Assists 639 (1.5 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Herman "J. R." Reid Jr. (born March 31, 1968) is a retired American professional basketball player for several NBA teams. He is currently an assistant coach at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.

The 6-foot 9-inch, 247-pound (2.06 m, 112 kg) Reid was born and raised in Virginia Beach. His father, Herman Reid Sr., was a football player in the 1960s with the Baltimore Colts. JR played football himself in his early years as a defensive player ("I love to hit. I love the contact. I was good at it," he said) and his gridiron skills even caught the attention of Virginia Tech, but he decided to stick with playing basketball.[1]

Reid starred at Kempsville High School in Virginia Beach, being named the 1986 Gatorade and USA Today player of the year. He was ranked #1 by Bob Gibbons of All-Star Sports, and certified his reputation by getting 29 points in the Capital Classic, and 23 points in the McDonald's Game, being MVP of both games. One of the most highly recruited players of his time, he went on to become a top pro prospect, playing college basketball at the University of North Carolina.

After being drafted by the Charlotte Hornets in the first round (5th overall) of the 1989 NBA draft, Reid started Hi-Top Fade Records, a hip hop record company based in his home town of Virginia Beach. Hi-Top Fade Records was instrumental in launching careers of Blackstreet and The Neptunes. A long-standing feud started between Reid and fellow Virginia Beach producer Teddy Riley over royalty rights to the group Blackstreet. In February 1996 in a New York City club after a reported argument with Riley over Blackstreet royalties Reid was allegedly held down by Bobby Brown and Keith Sweat while Big Daddy Kane shaved the top of Reid's hi-top fade. The next day, February 25, 1996, in a game against the Phoenix Suns, A. C. Green mentioned the incident at the New York City club before Reid hit him with a vicious right elbow in the mouth during the fourth quarter of the game, knocking out two of Green's teeth. Reid was suspended for two games and fined $10,000 for intentionally throwing an elbow and knocking out two of Green's teeth.[2]

After his NBA career, he competed to become an analyst on the former ESPN TV show Dream Job, but lost. In 2011, he was named an assistant coach for Patrick Henry Community College.[3] He was hired as an assistant to former UNC teammate King Rice in 2018.[4]



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