Jason Terry Biography – Grand Rapid Golds Head Coach

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Jason Terry Bio

Jason Terry is the head coach of Grand Rapids Gold. Image Source: Jason Terry's Instagram.

Jason Terry is the head coach for the Grand Rapid Golds in the NBA G League. He spent a year serving as the assistant coach for Arizona Wildcats before switching to the NBA team. Terry is also well known for his playing career in the early ’00s. He played for six clubs in his 19-year-long NBA career. He is most notable for winning the NBA title in 2011 with Dallas Mavericks, averaging 18 points in the final.

With his increasing popularity, many people are curious about the coach’s personal information too. So, let’s learn more about Jason Terry’s career, family, and net worth.

Grew Up In A Large Household

On September 15, 1977, Terry was born to American parents, Andrea Cheatham and Curtis Terry. He was the second of the ten children in the family. Terry Jason’s mother raised all ten kids whom she had with four different baby daddies under one roof. She held many jobs, and She even worked at Terry’s university to raise her children.

Jason began to do whatever he could to support his single mom and take care of his younger siblings. In addition, he credits his mama for his success.

Jason Terry's Mother
Jason Terry’s mom, Andrea Cheatham, raised him and his siblings all on her own. Image Source: Jason Terry’s Instagram.

Speaking of Jason’s siblings, his older brother, Dele Terry, passed away when he was only two months old. He lost another sibling, Caleb Terry, from drowning in 1990. The Terry family was celebrating the high school graduation of Jason’s elder sister at the Wapato Lake at that time. Jason’s other brother, Miguel Terry, had also fallen in the lake but luckily survived.

The NBA coach graduated from Franklin High School. He also earned a Bachelor of General Studies from The University of Arizona.

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Jason Terry Net Worth – $40 Million

Since he was 13, Terry pursued his interest in basketball and won multiple trophies and honors. He must have also earned a hefty sum as an NBA player. As a coach, he has further added to his earnings.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Jason Terry’s net worth is estimated to be a whopping $40 million.

As mentioned earlier, Terry won his first and only NBA title in 2011, defeating the formidable Miami Heat 105-95 in the finals. He scored a massive 27 points for the team. He also received the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award in 2009.

Aside from Dallas Mavericks, the athlete played for Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Houston Rockets, etc. Now, let’s take a look at some of Jason Terry’s earnings over the years:

Season Team Salary
2007-08 Dallas Maverick $8.9 million
2008-09 Dallas Maverick $9.07 million
2009-10 Dallas Maverick $9.86 million
2010-11 Dallas Maverick $10.65 million
2012-13 Boston Celtics $5 million

Table Source: Spotrac

Jason has estimatedly earned more than $107 million from his salary from 1999 to 2018. He must have also earned from endorsement deals and sponsors.

After his playing career was over, Terry joined Arizona as their assistant coach in 2020, then was promoted to the head coach of the Grand Rapids Gold in 2021. Furthermore, a G-League coach also earns a considerable amount as a salary. Hence, Jason Terry’s salary from Gold must be a significant amount.

So, considering all these sources, Jason Terry’s net worth of $40 million is well-deserved.

James Wade is another head coach with immense earnings.

Is Happily Married

The athlete is happily married to Johnyika Terry, who he met in his high school years. Jason Terry’s wife went to a separate school, but basketball brought them together as they used to meet in basketball matches.

Jason Terry's Wife Johnyika Terry
Jason Terry met his wife, Johnyika, during their high school years. Image Source: Jason Terry’s Instagram.

The couple soon started dating, and they have been together ever since. Although both haven’t revealed their wedding details, the pair have been enjoying marital bliss for some time now. Well, Jason Terry’s wife, Johnyika, is very secretive about her life and has less media presence.

Is A Father Of Five

The couple has possibly been married for a long time now. During their years of togetherness, Jason and his wife have increased their family from two to seven.

The former NBA player has welcomed five daughters to his family. Jason Terry’s oldest daughter is named Jasionna Terry, who is studying at the Texas Christian University. His second daughter, Jalayah Terry, finished her sophomore year at Arizona State University.

Likewise, Terry’s other children are Jaida Terry, Jasa Terry, and Jrue Terry.

Who knows, the head coach’s daughters might also pursue a basketball career.

Jason and his family must be living a content and comfortable life. So, let’s hope Jason keeps doing well in his coaching career and personal life.