Kirk Hinrich Biography

(Basketball Player)

Birthday: January 2, 1981 (Capricorn)

Born In: Sioux City, Iowa, United States

Kirk James Hinrich is a retired basketball player from America. In his 13-year-long professional career, he has played for the National Basketball Association (NBA) teams the Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards, and Atlanta Hawks. He has also played for the United States national team. Originally from Iowa, Hinrich developed an interest in the sport quite early in his life. It was his father, Jim, who served as his first teacher. During his senior year of high school, he was hailed as the 1999 Co-Iowa Mr. Basketball. Initially, he wanted to enrol at the Iowa State University of Science and Technology but later chose to join the University of Kansas. In 2002 and 2003, he played a pivotal role in Kansas reaching the Final Fours of the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament. In the 2003 NBA Draft, the Bulls chose him as their seventh overall pick. While he was there, he received the nickname, Captain Kirk. Hinrich appeared in seven seasons for the Bulls before he had short stints at the Washington Wizards and Atlanta Hawks. He returned to the Bulls in 2012 and spent the next four seasons there. Hinrich retired from professional basketball after a brief tenure with the Hawks in 2016.
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Also Known As: Kirk James Hinrich

Age: 43 Years, 43 Year Old Males


Spouse/Ex-: Jill Fisher

father: Jim Hinrich

mother: Nancy Hinrich

children: Kenzie, Kenzie Hinrich, Kinley, Kolton, Kyla, Kyla Hinrich

Born Country: United States

Basketball Players American Men

Height: 6'4" (193 cm), 6'4" Males

U.S. State: Iowa

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education: University Of Kansas

Childhood & Early Life
Born on January 2, 1981, in Sioux City, Iowa, USA, Kirk Hinrich is the son of Jim and Nancy Hinrich. His father was part of the basketball team at Briar Cliff College and later served as a coach for Sioux City West High School. Kirk received his early lessons from his father. Later, he was taught by Ray Nacke, his father’s old coach.
Besides basketball, Hinrich was also interested in American football and baseball. He played the former as a quarterback and the latter as a pitcher. Under his father’s tutelage at Sioux City West High School, Hinrich developed as a player. In four years, West High won 82 matches and lost nine.
In his senior year, he led his school to the Iowa state championship. At the time of his graduation, he had become his school’s all-time leader in points, steals, and assists.
At first, he wanted to attend the Iowa State but later decided to enrol at the University of Kansas. As a freshman, playing for the Kansas Jayhawks, Hinrich played 34 games, scoring 5.5 points per game. He subsequently won the Clyde Lovellette Most Improved Player Award.
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NBA Career
In the 2003 NBA Draft, Kirk Hinrich was selected by the Chicago Bulls as their seventh pick in the first round. Although he played as a shooting guard in the last two years of college, he could not continue to play in that position at the professional level due to his relatively small stature. The Bulls required a point guard after Jay Williams got injured. As a result, Hinrich became a point guard.
Between 2003 and 2010, he played seven seasons for the Bulls and helped them reach the playoffs in five of them. In the 2006-07 season, he appeared in 80 games and scored a career-high 16.6 points per game.
In the 2006-07 season, the Bulls made it to the Conference semi-finals where they were defeated by the Detroit Pistons.
During his time with the Bulls, Hinrich was included in the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2004 and the NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 2007.
On July 8, 2010, Hinrich was sent to the Washington Wizards in a trade. He played 48 games for the team, averaging 11.1 points, 4.4 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game. In February 2011, the Wizards traded him to the Atlanta Hawks, for whom he played 72 regular-season games and 12 playoffs games between 2010 and 2012.
Hinrich came back to play for the Bulls in 2012. In his second and last stint with the Bulls, he played four regular seasons and three playoffs between 2012 and 2016. In 2015, the Bulls made it to the Conference semifinals where they lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Later in 2016, he joined the Hawks, where he ended his career.
International Level
In July 2006, Hinrich was included in the US national basketball team for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. After an initial hesitation due to a hectic NBA schedule, Hinrich agreed to join the national team. He took part in the 2006 FIBA World Championship held in Japan, where the US team won bronze medals.
In 2007, he left the US training camp for the FIBA Americas Championship and stated that he had personal reasons to do so. In the following year, he announced he would not be part of the US basketball delegation to the Beijing Olympics.
Family & Personal Life
In 2006, Kirk Hinrich proposed to Jill Fisher. She accepted, and they exchanged wedding vows on July 7, 2007. They have four children together: three daughters, Kenzie (born 2008), Kyla (2011), and Kinley (2014), and one son, Kolton (2014). Kinley and Kolton are twins.
For the most part of his NBA career, Hinrich and his family resided in Bannockburn, Illinois. Following his retirement in 2017, they relocated to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where Hinrich got a new job as a lead basketball specialist at Sanford Power.

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