J. R. Reid
Reid poses with fans in Malaysia in 2019
Monmouth Hawks
PositionAssistant coach
LeagueMetro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Personal information
Born (1968-03-31) March 31, 1968 (age 54)
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight247 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High schoolKempsville (Virginia Beach, Virginia)
CollegeNorth Carolina (1986–1989)
NBA draft1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the Charlotte Hornets
Playing career1989–2003
PositionPower forward
Number34, 7, 11, 31
Coaching career2011–present
Career history
As player:
19891992Charlotte Hornets
19921996San Antonio Spurs
1996New York Knicks
1996–1997Paris Basket Racing
19971999Charlotte Hornets
1999Los Angeles Lakers
1999–2000Milwaukee Bucks
2000–2001Cleveland Cavaliers
2002–2003Baloncesto León
As coach:
2011–2013Patrick Henry CC (assistant)
2018–presentMonmouth (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points5,680 (8.5 ppg)
Rebounds3,381 (5.0 rpg)
Assists639 (1.5 apg)
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

Herman "J. R." Reid Jr. (born March 31, 1968) is an American basketball coach and former professional player who is an assistant coach for the Monmouth Hawks men's basketball team. He played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Charlotte Hornets, San Antonio Spurs, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks and Cleveland Cavaliers. Reid played college basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels and was a consensus first-team All-American as a sophomore in 1988. He won a bronze medal as a member of the United States national team at the 1988 Summer Olympics.

Early life and high school career

Reid was born and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and was the son of Herman Reid Sr., who played football in the 1960s with the Baltimore Colts. Reid played football himself in his early years as a defensive player and his gridiron skills even caught the attention of the Virginia Tech Hokies, but he decided to stick with playing basketball.[1] Reid starred at Kempsville High School in Virginia Beach, being named the 1986 Gatorade and USA Today Player of the Year. He certified his reputation by being named most valuable player (MVP) of both the 1986 McDonald's Game and the Capital Classic.

College career

Reid played college basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels from 1986 to 1989. He was named ACC Rookie of the Year in 1987 as he averaged 14.7 points and 7 rebounds per game. During his freshman year at UNC, he was featured on the March 2, 1987 cover of Sports Illustrated magazine. During his sophomore season, he was named a consensus first-team All-American when he averaged 18 points and 8.9 rebounds per game.[2]

Reid was named to the 1988 United States men's Olympic basketball team to compete at the 1988 Summer Olympics. He played in six games and averaged 6 points per game.[2]

Professional career

He was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets as the 5th overall pick in the 1989 NBA draft. On February 25, 1996, in a game against the Phoenix Suns, A. C. Green mentioned an incident at a New York City club before Reid hit him with a vicious right elbow in the mouth during the fourth quarter of the game, knocking out two of Green's teeth. Reid was suspended for two games and fined $10,000 for intentionally throwing an elbow and knocking out two of Green's teeth.[3]

Post-playing career

After his NBA career, he competed to become an analyst on the former ESPN TV show Dream Job, but lost. In 2011, he was named an assistant coach for Patrick & Henry Community College.[4] He was hired as an assistant to former UNC teammate King Rice in 2018.[5]



  1. ^ J.R. Reid Gets Back To His Roots, Eyes Future
  2. ^ a b "JR Reid". Monmouth University. Retrieved August 11, 2020.
  3. ^ J.R. Reid Fined And Suspended
  4. ^ "Patrick Henry CC adds J.R. Reid to Staff". Archived from the original on 2013-12-19. Retrieved 2013-01-25.
  5. ^ "JR Reid named Monmouth basketball assistant coach". Monmouth Hawks. August 28, 2018. Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  6. ^ "Paris SG Champion 1997". youtube.com. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Retrieved 2020-07-09.
  7. ^ "J.R. Reid. Carrière". LNB.