Karl Towns Sr

Karl Towns Sr

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Updated On September 27, 2022
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Karl Towns Sr is an American basketball coach. Karl Towns Sr is more popular as the celebrity father of Dominican-American basketballer Karl-Anthony Towns.

Early Life

Karl Towns Sr was born on 9 September 1960 and he is 62 years old as of 2022. There is no mention of Towns’ birthplace whereas his zodiac sign is Virgo. Moreover, Towns also has yet to share insights into his personal life including information about his parents, siblings, etc.

Regarding his educational journey, he attended Monmouth University where Towns played basketball. Moreover, Towns Sr’s full name is Karl-Anthony Towns. Sr’s nationality is American whereas his ethnic background is African-American.

Karl Towns Sr

Caption: Karl Towns Sr posing for a photo with his grandchildren. Source: Instagram


Karl Towns Sr is a former basketball coach who worked at Piscataway Technical High School. This is the same high school where his son Karl-Anthony Towns practiced with the junior varsity team as a 5th grader. Besides his own professional achievement, Towns is famous as the celebrity father of Karl-Anthony Towns Jr.

His son is a popular basketball player. As such, his son Jr. plays for the National Basketball Association (NBA) team Minnesota Timberwolves. Likewise, his son played college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats. Further, his son was named to the Dominican Republic national team at the young age of 16 years.

Moreover, the Minnesota Timberwolves selected his son with the 1st overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft. His son hen went on to be named NBA Rookie of the Year for the 2015–16 season. Furthermore, Towns’ son has received three All-Star selections and also won the 2021–22 NBA Three-Point Contest.

Likewise, his son has represented the Dominican Republic internationally since the year 2012. At the young age of 16 years, his son debuted for his country at the 2012 Centrobasket.

Karl Towns Sr

Caption: Karl Towns Sr posing for a photo with his wife and son. Source: Instagram

Relationship Status

Karl Towns Sr was married to Jacqueline Cruz. Sadly, his wife passed away in April 2020 due to complications of COVID-19. For the one-year anniversary of his wife’s death, his son’s lover – Jordyn Woods – commissioned her brother – John Woods, Jr. – to create a portrait of his wife which she then gifted to his son. Besides Karl-Anthony Towns, he has two more children namely Lachelle Towns and Malaika Singleton-Towns.

Karl Towns Sr

Caption: Karl Towns Sr in an old photo with his family. Source: Instagram

Body Measurements

Karl Towns Sr stands tall at an approximate height of 6 feet or 1.82 meters and his weight is around 88 kg or 194 lbs. Similarly, Towns has dark brown eyes and hair of the same color. Besides these, Towns’ other body measurement details including his chest-waist-hip measures, biceps, dress size, etc. are still under review.

Social Media and Net Worth

Moving on, this personality doesn’t have a social media profile on any platform including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc. but occasionally appears on his son’s Instagram profile @karltowns.

Likewise, his son is worth over $9 million as of June 2022. On the other hand, Towns Sr.’s net worth is estimated at around $15 million US dollars. His son’s source of income is playing basketball all year around whereas his source of income is coaching.

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