Earl Watson

Basketball Player
Born Jun 12, 1979

Earl Joseph Watson, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who plays point guard for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the UCLA Bruins, where he was a four-year starter.

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  • Q&Amp;A: Earl Watson On His Suns, Ignoring John Wooden And More
    ABC News - Dec 09, 2016
  • Earl Watson's Suns Get The Better Of Luke Walton's Lakers In Battle Of The Nba's Youngest Coaches
    LATimes - Oct 22, 2016
  • Nba Trending: Earl Watson Takes Over Phoenix Suns
    LATimes - Feb 07, 2016
  • Nba Raptors Spoil Debut Of Interim Suns Coach Watson
    Yahoo News - Feb 03, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Earl Watson.


1979 Birth Born on June 12, 1979.


2001 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Watson was drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics in the second round of the 2001 NBA draft with the 39th overall selection. … Read More
2007 28 Years Old In the 2007–08 NBA season, Watson averaged 10.7 points and 6.8 assists with the Sonics.
2008 29 Years Old On February 6, 2008, Watson recorded his first-ever triple-double in a game against the Sacramento Kings. … Read More


On 16 May 2009 he married actress Jennifer Freeman and they have a daughter, Isabella Amora (October 16, 2009). In August 2010 they separated after Freeman physically attacked him; they briefly reconciled afterwards, but as of March 2015 are divorcing. … Read More
2010 31 Years Old He signed with the Utah Jazz on September 26, 2010.
2013 34 Years Old On July 10, 2013, he signed with the Portland Trail Blazers.
2014 35 Years Old 1 More Event
Watson retired as a player on October 2, 2014.
2015 36 Years Old 1 More Event
He joined the Phoenix Suns as their new assistant coach on July 30, 2015.
2016 37 Years Old While Watson would make his coaching debut on February 2, 2016 at home against the Toronto Raptors, it wouldn't be until February 27, almost a month later, where he'd record his first win with the Suns at home against the Memphis Grizzlies, a team he had previously played under. … Read More
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