Hubert Davis Biography – Hubert Davis Wiki
Hubert Davis (born Hubert Ira Davis Jr.) is an American college basketball coach and head coach of the University of North Carolina men’s basketball program. He was named the 20th head coach of the University of North Carolina men’s basketball program on April 5, 2021, becoming the fourth former Tar Heel player to become UNC’s head coach and the first Black head coach in Carolina men’s basketball history. Prior to being named head coach, he spent the previous nine seasons (2012–2021) as an assistant coach at UNC to Roy Williams.
Prior to beginning his coaching career, Davis worked for seven years with ESPN as an analyst and co-host of the College GameDay program. Prior to joining ESPN, Hubert provided radio analyst duties for the Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks.
Born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Davis grew up in Burke, Virginia, where he attended Lake Braddock High School, the same high school UNC and US Soccer star Mia Hamm attended. Davis was a high school football teammate of future Olympic 110-hurdles gold medalist Allen Johnson. He went on to the University of North Carolina, where he played in 137 games as a Tar Heel from 1988-92, during which time UNC went 102-37, won the 1989 and 1991 ACC Tournaments and played in the 1991 Final Four. He scored 1,615 points, an average of 11.8 per game. He still holds the UNC record for career three-point percentage at .435 (197 of 453). He scored in double figures 80 times with 23 games scoring 20 or more points.
He scored in double figures in each of his last eight NCAA Tournament games, averaging 18.5 points in those games. That included 19 against Temple in the 1991 NCAA East Regional final and 25 against Kansas (coached by Williams) in the 1991 Final Four. Davis averaged 21.4 points and earned second-team All-ACC honors as a senior. He scored in double figures in 32 of 33 games that season, including 20 games with 20 or more points and 30 or more in four games. He netted a career-high 35 points at Duke on March 8, 1992. That 35-point game was part of a seven-game stretch late in the season in which he averaged 28.7 points.
The New York Knicks selected Davis with the 20th pick in the first round of the 1992 NBA Draft. He played 12 seasons in the NBA, scoring 5,583 points, an average of 8.2 per contest. He made 728 three-point field goals and is currently second in NBA history in three-point percentage at .441. Davis played in the NBA for the New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons, and New Jersey Nets from 1992 to 2004.
Hubert Davis Age
He was born on May 17, 1970, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina as Hubert Ira Davis Jr.
Hubert Davis Wife Leslie Davis
Is Hubert Davis married? He is married to his wife Leslie Davis. He met his wife at UNC. “I love this university,” Davis said in a statement. “I played here, I earned my degree here, I fell in love with my wife here, I got married here, I moved here after I retired from the NBA and I have raised my family here. I am proud to lead this team, and I can’t wait for all that comes next.”
In a press conference on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, during his introduction as head coach of University of North Carolina men’s basketball team, Davis said: “I’m very proud to be African American. But I’m also very proud that my wife is white. And I’m very proud that my three beautiful, unbelievable kids are a combination of both of us.”
Hubert Davis Children
Hubert Davis and his wife Leslie have three children, Elijah, Bobbie Grace, and Micah. His oldest son, Elijah, will be playing college basketball for University of Lynchburg starting in the 2021-2022 season. Davis and his family reside in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
In an Instagram post in October 2020, Davis talked about his kids, saying: “One of the things I pray for everyday is for my kids to have the same college experience I had at UNC. I want them to be surrounded by GREAT people like Coach Smith, Coach Guthridge, Coach Ford and Coach Hanners. I want them to find GREAT friends like King Rice, Rick Fox, Pete Chilcutt and Justin Kuralt. I want them to get a GREAT education and I want them in an environment that’s going to give them a chance/an opportunity.
“I believe my oldest son has found that at the University of Lynchburg. So many people asked if I want my kids to follow in my footsteps. The only footsteps I want my kids to follow is Jesus’ footsteps.”
Hubert Davis Family
Hubert Davis and his wife LeslieDavis have three children, Elijah Davis, Bobbie Grace Davis, and Micah Davis. Hubert’s uncle, Walter Davis, starred at UNC from 1973-77 and was a six-time NBA All-Star with the Phoenix Suns.
Hubert Davis Salary
Hubert Davis’ salary at UNC is still unclear. During his NBA career from 1992 to 2004, he earned an estimated total salary of $16,800,500 ($25,794,490*).
Hubert Davis Net Worth
Hubert Davis’ net worth is estimated to be $5 million.
Hubert Davis Height
He stands at a height of 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m).
Hubert Davis Instagram
Hubert’s Instagram is @coachdavisunc. His Instagram bio reads, “Love Jesus, Love my family, Love UNC!!! Ephesians 5:20.”
Hubert Davis Parents
Information about Hubert Davis’ parents is unclear. We will be updating this section as soon as we get the information.