Karl Towns Sr. is famous as the father of Minnesota Timberwolves star center Karl-Anthony Towns.
He is the first mentor to his son
Towns Sr. is the first mentor to his son as he was a basketball player, and he instilled the athlete talent in his son.
He played for Monmouth University and later coached basketball at Piscataway Technical High School.
He withdrew money from his savings to build a basketball court behind their home to make his son practice. Until he earned enough money to buy the hoop, they would use a Fisher-Price goal.
He is responsible for molding his son to a better player fueling motivation throughout his career phase.
Towns Sr. was married to his wife Jacqueline Cruz, a Dominican. They got married in July 1990 and were in marital bliss till April 2020.
Both he and his wife worked for McKesson, a pharmaceutical company in New Jersey.
Besides that, Karl worked five different jobs, including coaching, to help his son fulfill his dream.
As parents, they whole-heartedly supported their son by attending every match and tournament to cheer him up.
His wife could not survive the COVID-19 battle
Both he and his wife were tested positive with the Coronavirus in March 2020. He recovered, but his wife did not.
She was in a medically-induced coma and was later transformed to a ventilator on March 25, 2020. His wife was 58 when she took her last breath on April 13, 2020.
It would have been their 30th anniversary in July 2020 if she was alive.
After the death of his wife, he attended his son’s game for the first time without her in March 2021, which was indeed difficult for him and his son, and he got emotional before the game.
He had not been to any game physically since the death of his beloved wife.
Father of three children
He is not only a father to his son Karl-Anthony but also a father to his two daughters, Malaika Singleton-Towns and Lachelle Towns.
His son was born in the year 1995. All his three children were raised in Piscataway, New Jersey. Out of his two daughters, Lachelle is happily married and a mother of her two kids.
The information about his second daughter could not be extracted since she has remained out of the spotlight.
Who is Karl-Anthony dating?
Karl-Anthony is currently dating Jordyn Woods. According to Woods, she and Karl-Anthony were friends, and they were connected about losing their respective parents at a young age.
Woods lost her father in 2017 after his cancer diagnosis. The couple was spotted at different places before making their relationships official on their respective Instagram in September 2020.
Karl-Anthony was previously dating Kawahine Andrade, with whom he broke up in 2018 after she cheated on him with Jimmy Butler of Philadelphia 76ers.
The net worth of Towns Sr. is not known. As of now, we have the net worth of his son, who has amassed an impressive net income from his playing career.
The NBA Minnesota Timberwolves in 2015 drafted Karl-Anthony with the first overall pick. He won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award in 2016.
He was two times NBA All-Star. His net worth is currently $9 million, with the possibility of skyrocketing in the coming future.
- Towns Sr. was born in September 1960. He is currently 60 years old.
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