Jalen Rose Biography
A native of Detroit, Michigan, United States, Jalen Rose is a famous American former professional basketball player and sports analyst. In college, he was a member of the University of Michigan Wolverines’ “Fab Five” that reached the 1992 and 1993 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship games as both second- and first-year students.
Jalen Rose Age
Rose is 49 years old as of 2022. He was born on 30 January 1973 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 30 January every year.
Jalen Rose Height
Rose stands at a height of 6 feet 8 inches (2.03 m) tall and weighs 215 lb (98 kg).
Jalen Rose Education
Rose was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, where he attended Southwestern High School and the University of Michigan.
Jalen Rose Family
Jalen was born and brought up by his parents Jeanne Rose his mother and his father Jimmy Walker who is a professional basketball player. A 6’3″ guard, he played nine seasons in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Houston Rockets, Kansas City-Omaha / Kansas City Kingz, and Detroit Pistons alongside his siblings Kevin Rose, Jamesa Walker-Thompson, Tamara Rose, and Bill Rose in Detroit, Michigan, United States.
Jalen Rose Wife
Rose is happily married to his lovely and caring wife Molly Qerim an American moderator for ESPN’s First Take and sports anchor. The couple walked down the aisle in 2018 and together they are blessed with one child namely; Mariah Rose.
Jalen Rose Net Worth
Rose has an estimated net worth of $57.6 million.
Jalen Rose Basketball player
Rose started his career by playing on six different NBA teams. This is after forging a solid pro career immediately after missing his senior season at Michigan. He was thereafter chosen 13th overall by the Denver Nuggets in the 1994 NBA draft. After playing with Denver for two years, he was traded to the Indiana Pacers for Mark Jackson, Ricky Pierce, and a 1st round draft pick.
Despite his successes in Indiana, he was not readily taken early on. This made him be logged and he Did Not Play under the Coach’s Decision Larry Brown. Rose also often spoke out about the fact he was being used as a backup two-guard and small forward over his preference, which was a point guard.
This was the case until Larry Bird took over coaching duties did Rose finally begin to blossom, eventually realizing he was most effective at small forward. As a member of the Indiana Pacers, Rose helped the team get back on its feet after a disastrous 1996–97 season and make it to three consecutive Eastern Conference Finals appearances.
He became the first player in eight years other than Reggie Miller to lead the Pacers in scoring in the 1999–2000 season when he averaged 18.2 points per game for the eventual Eastern Conference Champions, winning the NBA Most Improved Player Award in the process, the first time in Pacers history.
Jalen Rose Sports Analyst
Rose became a pundit and sports analyst on SportsCenter at ESPN after their retirement. Similarly, he has worked on ESPN’s Grantland. He became one of the hosts of the NBA Countdown in 2012. Likely, he was paid well with considerable cash. Presently, he hosts a national US sports radio show on ESPN Radio, Jalen & Jacoby with David Jacoby.
Furthermore, Rose is also the owner of the LA-based management and production company, Three Tier Entertainment which develops film projects and television. Since Rose is the co-founder of Jalen Rose Leadership Academy(JRLA), he might be happy with his income and earnings from the company and academy.
Jalen Rose Contract
Rose signed a seven-year deal worth $93 million U.S dollars, according to his agent, David Falk. “My head and heart the entire time was to be an Indiana Pacer,”
June 29, 1994: Drafted by the Denver Nuggets in the 1st round (13th pick) of the 1994 NBA Draft.
June 13, 1996: Traded by the Denver Nuggets with Reggie Williams and a 1996 1st round draft pick (Erick Dampier was later selected) to the Indiana Pacers for Mark Jackson, Ricky Pierce, and a 1996 1st round draft pick (Efthimis Rentzias was later selected).
February 19, 2002: Traded by the Indiana Pacers with Travis Best, Norm Richardson, and a 2002 2nd round draft pick (Lonny Baxter was later selected) to the Chicago Bulls for Metta World Peace, Ron Mercer, Brad Miller, and Kevin Ollie.
December 1, 2003: Traded by the Chicago Bulls with Lonny Baxter and Donyell Marshall to the Toronto Raptors for Antonio Davis, Chris Jefferies, and Jerome Williams.
February 3, 2006: Traded by the Toronto Raptors with a 2006 1st round draft pick (Renaldo Balkman was later selected) to the New York Knicks for Antonio Davis.October 30, 2006: Waived by the New York Knicks. November 7, 2006: Signed as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns.
Jalen Rose Philanthropy
In 2000, Rose established the Jalen Rose Foundation/Charitable Fund to create life-changing opportunities for underserved youth through the development of unique programs and the distribution of grants to qualified nonprofit organizations. Grants focus on education and sports and are distributed in Jalen’s hometown of Detroit and in other communities in need.
Rose established the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA) in 2011. The academy is an open enrollment, tuition-free, public charter high school on the Northwest side of Detroit. The academy serves over 400 ninths through twelfth-grade students and graduated its inaugural class in June 2015 one hundred percent of the academy’s graduates have gained college, trade/technical school, or military acceptance.
The mission was to provide a leadership-focused experience within a high-performing high school that engages and inspires Detroit area youth to achieve the rigorous level necessary to graduate with a college degree and thrive in life. Rose serves as the President of the Board of Directors. The Detroit News has recognized Rose with the Michiganian of the Year Award in recognition of his excellence, courage, and philanthropy to uplift the metropolitan area and Michigan.
In 2016, he was awarded the 11th Annual National Civil Rights Museum Sports Legacy Award for his contributions to civil and human rights, and for laying the foundation for future leaders through his career in sports in the spirit of Dr. King. Rose won the award for establishing the Jalen Rose Foundation, which creates opportunities for underprivileged youth. In addition, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame awarded Rose the 2016 Manni