Geraldine Reed will be discussed in this post. We will talk about her marriage to the famous personality and why they divorced.
Who was Willis Reed? Geraldine Reed ex-husband
He was born as Willis Reed Jr. on 25th June,1942. Reed was an American basketball player, coach and even a general manager.
The player hay days and almost all his entire career was at the New York Knicks.
His career at New York Knicks was from 1964 all the way to 1974.
His is huge figure as far as the NBA is concerned. He was inducted into the popular Naismith Proffesioanl Basketball Hall of fame back in 1982.
Willis Reed was also voted to be among the “50 Greatest Players in NBA history” and this happened in 1996.
Reed who was born in Hico in Louisiana during the NBA 75th Anniversary as one of the NBA league greatest players of all time.
He was done this honor in October,2021.
Willis Reed career after retirement from active basketball
Reed career spanned after his playing life. Yes, after retirement from playing life, he went into coaching.
He worked as an Assistant coach and graduated to head coach. He did this with many teams and it spanned for more than 10 years.
Reed was further promoted to the status of general manager. That is not all, the late 80 year old also became the Vice President of the Basketball operation.
He held this position from 1989 all through to 1996.
Reed held this position with the New Jersey Nets.
His contribution to the club as general manager is that, Reed lead his team to their NBA finals in two consecutive years of 2002 and 2003.
The famous sports personality was the only child of his parents. His parents were Willis Sr and Inell Reed.
Reed had his education at the South which was seen to be segregated at the time. His choice for his career path seem to have began so early for him.
He played basketball back at the West Side High School.
Who is Geraldine Reed? Willis Reed first wife.
Reed had a stable and successful career, but they same cannot be said of his marriage life.
He was married twice. His first marriage was with Geraldine Reed.
This marriage could not go according to plan. The pair divorced after sharing children together.
Geraldine Reed shared two children with him before their unfortunate divorce.
Their relationships started during their college days.
The names of the Children that reed had with Geraldine are Karl Vance and Veronica.