Christian Laettner is a retired professional basketball player who has an estimated net worth of $12 million. He had a wonderful college career. In the 1992 NBA draft, Christian Laettner was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Laettner played fourteen NBA seasons for six NBA teams and is best known for his game-winning shot against Kentucky in the 1992 NBA tournament.
Being a top-notch shooting guard, Christian Laettner won a ton of awards. He was introduced in the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, FIBA Hall of Fame, and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
In college basketball, Christian represented the Duke Blue Devils. In the 1991 and 1992 National Championship, he was a back-to-back star player.
What does Christian Laettner do now?
Recently, Christian Laettner came to the limelight appearing in the ESPN documentary — I Hate Christian Laettner.
Talking about I Hate Christian Laettner, it is an ESPN 30 for 30 documentaries directed by Rory Karpf. Its IMDB rating is 7.3 — that is very cool indeed.
There is a possible reason for disliking Christian Laettner is that he stomped on the chest of a downed player.
Why did Christian Laettner make the dream team?
Christian Laettner was picked in the Dream Team. A ton of younger fans couldn’t understand why the dream team took Laettner. There may be two possible reasons to select Christian Laettner in the Dream Team. These possible reasons are —
- They were required to take one college player
- Laettner Earned that
Christian Laettner NBA Salary
Christian Laettner earned a total NBA salary of $61,485,000 throughout his fourteen years of NBA career.
In the 1992 NBA draft, Christian Laettner was picked by the Minnesota Timberwolves. He was Timberwolves’ 3rd overall pick. He played four NBA seasons for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
In the 1992-93 NBA season, Christian Laettner received a massive NBA salary of $2.1 million from the Timberwolves. In the following NBA season, his salary slightly increased. It was $2.73 million.
However, Christian Laettner received a $3 million mark in the 1995-96 & 1996-97 NBA seasons respectively.
After the Minnesota Timberwolves, Christian played for the Atlanta Hawks. He played two NBA seasons for the Atlanta Hawks taking a base salary of $4.5 million and $5.05 million.
From 1997 to 1998, Christian Laettner played for the Detroit Pistons. While playing two NBA seasons for the Detroit Pistons, he took a handsome salary of $5.36 million and $6.06 million.
After the Detroit Pistons, Christian Laettner played for the Dallas Mavericks. He took a massive salary of $6.625 million playing for the Dallas Mavericks. After playing the 2000-01 NBA season for the Dallas Mavericks, Laettner shifted to the Washington Wizards.
For the Washington Wizards, Christian Laettner played three NBA seasons. He averaged $5 million from the Washington Wizards.
In the 2004-05 NBA season, Christian Laettner played for the Miami Heat taking a handsome salary of $1.1 million. After Miami Heat, he played for the Golden State Warriors taking a base salary of $5.5 million.
In a nutshell, a table is provided below featuring Christian Laettner’s NBA salary:
|1992-93 (Minnesota Timberwolves)||$2.1 million|
|1993-94 (Minnesota Timberwolves)||$2.73 million|
|1994-95 (Minnesota Timberwolves)||$3.36 million|
|1995-96 (Minnesota Timberwolves)||$3.91 million|
|1996-97 (Atlanta Hawks)||$4.5 million|
|1997-98 (Atlanta Hawks)||$5.05 million|
|1998-99 (Detroit Pistons)||$5.36 million|
|1999-00 (Detroit Pistons)||$6.06 million|
|2000-01 (Dallas Mavericks)||$6.625 million|
|2001-02 (Washington Wizards)||$4.5 million|
|2002-03 (Washington Wizards)||$5.06 million|
|2003-04 (Washington Wizards)||$5.625 million|
|2004-05 (Miami Heat)||$1.1 million|
|2004-05 (Golden State Warriors)||$5.5 million|
How much did Christian Laettner make from his coaching career?
In 2012, Christian Laettner joined the Fort Wayne Mad Ants as their assistant head coach. Being the assistant head coach of this Basketball G League team, he earned so far so good.
Generally, an assistant head coach of NBA teams makes $40k or more per year. The Fort Wayne Mad Ants are an American professional NBA G League team. Christian Laettner worked with this team for one year. Thus, he makes a five-figure salary amount from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
Christian Laettner: At a Glance
|Full Name||Christian Donald Laettner|
|Date of Birth||17 August 1969|
|Birth Place||Angola, New York, United States|
|Listed Height||6 ft 11 inches (2.11 m)|
|Listed Weight||107 kg (235 lb)|
|Playing Career||1992-2005, 2011-12|
|Playing Position||Power Forward|
|Profession||Former Basketball Player|
|Net Worth||$12 million|
- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4300028/ — 30 for 30 IMDB.
- http://www.espn.com/30for30/film/_/page/ihatechristianlaettner — ESPN report featuring I Hate Christian Laettner.