Deedgra Lucas Net Worth
John Lucas has achieved success overcoming drug abuse, creating his own programs to assist other athletes. Now an assistant coach with the Phoenix Suns.
He has also worked as an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs, Philadelphia 76ers and Cleveland Cavaliers. Deedgra and Jai are his wife and son respectively.
Early Life and Education
Deedgra Lucas was born in Washington D.C. to John and Blondola Lucas; his father served as principal at Hillside High School in Durham and led its desegregation movement; while his mother taught junior high. Lucas is the younger of two siblings with an older brother named John and sister Tarvia.
As part of his senior season at University of Maryland, he earned first team All American recognition along with teammate Len Elmore. That season was marked by an outstanding 23-5 record and victory in Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).
Later, he joined Bellaire High School in Houston, Texas where he played alongside future NBA stars like Emeka Okafor and Lawrence Roberts. From there he continued his basketball journey at Baylor and Oklahoma State before leading OSU all the way to its first Final Four appearance ever in 2004.
Lucas has spent his career playing on multiple teams. Beginning his career at Bellaire High School in Houston where he earned recognition as a McDonald’s All-American and Jordan Brand Classic selection; leading them to three district titles as captain.
He later moved on to the NBA where he has played for Washington Bullets, San Antonio Spurs, Milwaukee Bucks, and Seattle Super Sonics – as well as with Shanghai Sharks of China Basketball Association (CBA).
He has not only enjoyed a distinguished professional basketball playing career but has also become an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs, Philadelphia 76ers, Cleveland Cavaliers as well as founding and running drug rehabilitation programs for athletes. Most recently he joined Minnesota Timberwolves as player development coach.
He is married and has two children. He prefers keeping a low profile and never speaks about his personal life. However, as an outstanding player with an incredible fan base he has achieved so much throughout his life and is still hard at work today.
He has initiated programs to assist other athletes recovering from drug issues. Furthermore, he serves as an incredible mentor for his players and boasts an exceptional coaching record.
Lucas was born in Durham, North Carolina to John and Blondola Lucas. John Lucas served as principal at Hillside High School during the school desegregation movement of the 1950s and 60s while also excelling at basketball and tennis – even competing in World Team Tennis from 1976-1979! His mother played an integral part of her father’s life by raising their four sons – all four are still living.
John Lucas II’s net worth has seen steady increases. Known for coaching professional basketball teams to win millions in earnings, as well as being known for his charitable endeavors and advocacy on behalf of players’ rights, John’s net worth is steadily on the rise.
As an NBA player, he represented San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks and Seattle SuperSonics before retiring as a player and working as a coach with Cleveland Cavaliers, Philadelphia 76ers before eventually becoming Minnesota Timberwolves Player Development Coach.
John Lucas and DeEdgra Lucas welcomed him into their lives on November 21, 1982, and should feel immensely proud that their child has achieved so much so far in life.