Scot Pollard is a retired American professional basketball player who is best known for playing for the “Sacramento Kings” and “Indiana Pacers” for most of his career in the NBA. He also appeared on the 32nd season of the hit CBS reality show, Survivor. Let’s find out how much is Scot Pollard’s net worth in 2019.
Scot was born in Murray, Utah on 12 February 1975. His parents, Marilyn and Pearl Pollard have five other children. Pearl himself was a basketball player for the University of Utah.
Pollard’s education took place first at Torrey Pines in San Diego and then Kamiakin High School in Kennewick, Washington. He played for the latter all of his senior year. Scot completed his degree in education from the University of Kansas in 1997. He began his career in basketball after being chosen by the Detroit Pistons in the NBA Draft of 1997.
Pollard is married to Dawn Pollard with whom he had a child with, in 2016. They live in Carmel, Indiana.
He was enveloped in controversy in 2007, when he looked at the camera during a match and stated, “Hey kids, do drugs.” He later apologized for his unfortunate choice of words.
His first team was the “Detroit Pistons” with whom he played between 1997-98. After that, there was a trade-off with the “Atlanta Hawks” where he replaced Christian Laettner. However, he was again traded off a month later to the “Sacramento Kings”. He eventually became a strong back up to Vlade Divac. He was also chosen to be the power forward when Chris Webber suffered injuries.
After the 2002-03 season where he was injured most of the time, he was traded off to the Indiana Pacers. In 2006 he signed a one-year deal with the “Cleveland Cavaliers” who lost the 2007 NBA finals to “San Antonio Spurs”. In 2007 he signed a one-year deal with the Boston Celtics. After having a fairly mundane season he eventually retired from professional basketball.
Pollard hosted “Planet Pollard” in 2007-08 as a segment of Celtics Now which was aired Comcast SportsNet. Additionally, he joined the NBA TV in 2009. In 2014, Mark Boyle announced that Pollard would become a part of the “Indiana Pacers” Radio Crew.
Awards & Achievements
Scot stood out in the basketball arena by virtue of his unique hairstyles which comprised of a mohawk, a ponytail and even a bald head. In 2006, he initiated a new kind of hairstyle when he appeared in court with two ponytails.
While playing for the “Sacramento Kings”, he was given the nickname, “Samurai Scot”.
He even ventured into Hollywood as the titular character in Axeman at Cutter’s Creek.
Pollard finished 8th place on CBS’s 32nd season of Survivor.
Net Worth of Scot Pollard
Scot Pollard has a net worth of $40 million. The bulk of his fortunes come from his eleven-year stint as an NBA player. It is no secret that the sport results in handsome payments for its players in the USA.
After retirement, however, Pollard felt the need to join Survivor for the money that it offered him. This was largely due to the fact that he wanted to continue the lifestyle he had even after he had stopped playing Professional Basketball.
Some of his revenue comes from his stint in the movies as well.
Scot Pollard had a fine career for the eleven years he played as a professional in the NBA. After his retirement, he still remains connected to basketball because it’s the kind of commitment you make for life, even if you can’t be on the court itself.