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William Percey Wennington, popularly known as Bill Wennington, is a former Canadian professional basketball player. Wennington played with the Chicago Bulls and won three National Basketball Association (NBA) championships. He played as a center and represented Canada in the 1984 Olympics and the 1983 World University Games.
In the 1992 Olympics, Bill Wennington was on the Canadian team but did not qualify. Wennington is also placed in the Quebec Basketball Hall of Fame and the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame.
|William Percey Wennington
|Date of Birth
|April 26, 1963
|Former Basketball player
|58 Years Old
|7 feet 0 inches (2.13 m)
|111 kg (245 lbs)
|$4 million approx.
Early Life and Background
Born on April 26, 1963, Bill Wennington hails from Montreal, Quebec. However, he grew up in Long Island, New York. Wennington holds Canadian nationality and comes from a white ethnic background. His Zodiac sign is Taurus.
Wennington has yet to reveal his parents’ names. However, his parents divorced when Wennington was only 12. After his father remarried, he lived with his mother in Long Island.
After moving to Long Island, New York, Wennington attended Lutheran High School. During high school, he played center and played under coach Bob McKillop. Wennington led the Crusaders to rank no. 1 in the northeast region and rank in the top 10 in the nation.
Later, Wennington attended St. John University and played on one NCAA Final Four team under basketball coach Lou Carnesecca.
Bill Wennington stands at an astounding height of 7 feet (2.13 m) and weighs 111 kg (245 lbs). The 58-year-old athlete has a 4 (US) shoe size and 8 (US) dress size.
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Bill Wennington started his professional career in 1985. In the 1985 NBA draft, the Dallas Mavericks drafted Wennington as a 16th pick in the first round. Following the draft, he played several of his first seasons. Despite playing several games, he made his NBA debut on October 29, 1985, and played until 1990 for the Mavericks.
On June 26, 1990, Wennington was traded for Rodney McCray to the Sacramento Kings. Followed by two 1990 first-round draft picks and two future second-round draft picks for the Kings. Later, Wennington played for a few years for the Virtus (Knorr) from Bologna, Italy.
In 1993, Wennington became a free agent after signing with the Chicago Bulls. He continued playing for the Chicago Bulls until 1999. His performance gained him a lot of fame. In 1993, the Chicago-area McDonald’s restaurant named a pizza after Wennington named Beef Wennington.
Although the Chicago Bulls of the 1990s were highly successful, the Bulls separated. After the separation of the Bulls, Wennington played his final NBA season with the Sacramento Kings. Wennington and Toni Kukoc were teammates on the Bulls.
As a professional basketball player, he has played alongside several NBA players like Michael Jordan, Ron Harper, Dennis Rodman, and Scottie Pippen. In his games, he was a backup center for Luc Longley. Wennington played 15 professional tournaments; 12 were in the NBA.
In 2015, Wennington was introduced into the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame. Wennington ended his career in the 2000s. After he left basketball, Wennington became a radio color commentator for the Bulls.
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Bill Wennington is married to Anne Wennington. While still a student, the pair met at St. John University in New York City. Later, the duo married in 2000. Currently, the couple lives with their son in Lake Forest.
The duo has a son – Robbie Wennington. Robbie attended Boston College in 2012 and graduated with a master’s degree in sports administration from Northwestern.
The former basketball player has a net worth of approximately $4 million as of 2021. Throughout his career, his profession as a professional basketball player was his primary source of income.
Sources claim Wennington made $7.9 million in salary.
Social Media Status
Bill Wennington is an active social media user. He is available on Twitter as @34billy42 with 31k followers. In addition, he is also on Cameo as 34billy42.