Charles Henry Bibby

Former Basketball Player

Charles Henry Bibby
Retired Basketball Player Source: Google

American retired basketball player, Charles Henry Bibby played for the National Basketball Association. Likely, Henry Bibby is a well-known former basketball player and coach from the United States.

Early Life, Education & Family

Charles Henry Bibby was born to Evelyn Bibby and Charlie Bibby on November 24, 1949.

He was born in the town of Franklinton, North Carolina. He has two brothers named James (Jim) Blair Bibby.

Unfortunately, Henry Bibby lost both of his parents. To elaborate, his father died in 1983, and his mother died in 2003.

Although the causes of death for both parents were not revealed, Henry’s mother’s health had been failing for some time.

Evelyn died at the age of 83, and a funeral ceremony was held at Franklinton’s First Baptist Church.

Jim Bibby, his older brother, was a Major League Baseball pitcher.

Jim pitched for clubs such as the St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, and Pittsburgh Pirates from 1972 to 1984.

Jim was the only Fayetteville State University graduate to make it to the major leagues.

During his career, he was also a member of the 1979 World Series Champions and the 1990 Senior Professional Baseball Association.

Jim also became a coach after concluding his pitching career, spending 16 years as a minor-league pitching coach.

Unfortunately, Jim Bibby died on February 16, 2010, at the age of 65 at a Lynchburg, Virginia hospital from bone cancer.


After graduating from Person-Albion High School, Henry Bibby enrolled in the University of California.

Furthermore, it is not surprising that Bibby began his athletic career at a young age.

To demonstrate, Bibby began his basketball career with his high school’s basketball team and then joined the UCLA men’s basketball team.

As a freshman at UCLA, Bibby shared MVP honors with guard Andy Hill.

Likely, Bibby was named the team’s starting point guard by head coach John Wooden.

He guided the team to three consecutive NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championships in 1970, 1971, and 1972 during his career.

Bibby was an All-American until the end of his senior year since he was one of just four players to start NCAA championship teams.

Professional Career

The New York Knicks selected Henry Bibby in the fourth round as the 11th selection and 58th overall.

He also played for the Philadelphia 76ers for four years before moving on to the Lancaster Lightning and San Diego Clippers for a single season.

Bibby averaged 675 games a season, scoring 8.6 points, grabbing 2.3 rebounds, and dishing out 3.3 assists.

Coaching Career

Bibby found another way to continue in the NBA as a coach shortly after retiring as a player.

He apparently began coaching in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA).

Bibby spent a year as an assistant coach with his old team, the Lancaster Lightning, before joining the Arizona Wildcats.

He coached the squad for three years, and as an assistant coach, he won a CBA title.

Following that, he worked with many other clubs while coaching the Winnipeg Thunder.

In the meantime, he coached the Baltimore Lightning, Springfield Fame, New Jersey Jammers, Savannah Spirits / Tulsa Fast Breakers, and Oklahoma City Cavalry.

Later, after working with the men’s basketball team at the University of Southern California, he made his coaching debut in 1996. (USC).

During his nine seasons with the squad, he had an overall won-loss record of 131-111.

In April 2005, he took over as head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).

However, after only 28 games, he was hired as an assistant coach by the Philadelphia 76ers.

Not to add, Bibby only worked for one season before being appointed as an assistant coach by the Memphis Grizzlies.

He then joined the Detroit Pistons and is now with the Tijuana Zonkeys.

 Achievements and Honors

Bibby is well-known for his court vision and ability to anticipate game events.

In general, Bibby is more concerned with playing an effective game than with exceptional gaming. Not to add that he is great at transitions.

Looking at his career statistics, Henry Bibby has 5,775 points, 1,581 rebounds, and 2,259 assists.

Achievements as a Player

  • NBA champion (1973)
  • 3× NCAA champion (1970–1972)
  • Consensus first-team All-American (1972)
  • Second-team All-Pac-8 (1972)

Achievements as a Coach

  • 2× CBA champion (1982, 1989)
  • USBL Coach of the Year (1986)

Net Worth and Salary

Henry Bibby’s net worth is predicted to be $3 million as of 2022. Unfortunately, the player has not provided his numbers in detail.

The sportsman now lives in Coachella Valley after selling his Palm Desert home for $620,000. To demonstrate, his house was a one-story structure nestled among towering palms and rich landscaping.

It was also a French-style designed mansion with high ceilings, a swimming pool, and a spa.

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Relationship Status

To be more specific, he is a divorced man. Bibby married Virginia Bibby, a native of Trinidad & Tobago.

Throughout the days, Virginia had been encouraging and helpful. However, the couple’s marriage failed, and they divorced.

Mike Bibby, their son, was born on May 13, 1978. Furthermore, their split caused a commotion in both of their lives for the time being, and Mike ended up living with his mother.

Father-Son Relationship

Henry and Mike did not appear to have a good connection.

To clarify, Mike attributes all of his success to his mother and says that his father did nothing except ruin their lives.

According to the accounts, Bibby was away for most of Mike’s youth, and his mother, Virginia, did everything for him.

As a result, he does not consider his father to be a member of his family. Mike was extremely open about his parents’ broken relationship and its impact on him and his business.

Having said that, the father and son reunited in 2002 and are now somewhat together.

It did take time and difficult years for their relationship to heal. Finally, they began making phone calls, exchanging presents, and other such activities.

According to Henry, he was determined to save his relationship with his son at whatever cost, and he now gives presents to his grandkids.

“I sent his kids some gifts; I let them know I loved them. And, I kept reaching out, and Mike started reaching back. Also, I knew one thing for sure. I would always be his dad.”
                                               -Henry Bibby

Henry Bibby
Henry with his son Source: Players Bio

Social Media account.

However, Henry Bibby Star Athletes, a Twitter handle and Instagram account, was formed to assist homeless and at-risk youngsters.

Instagram519 Followers 

Twitter106 Followers 


Quick Facts:

Full Name Charles Henry Bibby
Birthdate November 24, 1949
Birthplace Franklinton, North Carolina
Nick Name Bib
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Zodiac Sign  Sagittarius
Age 72 Years Old
Height 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 meters)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Build Athletic
Father’s Name Charlie Bibby
Mother’s Name Evelyn Bibby
Siblings James (Jim) Blair Bibby
Education Person-Albion High School
University of California
Marital Status Married
Wife  Virginia Bibby
Kids Mike Bibby
Grandchildren; Janae Bibby, Nylah Bibby, Michael Bibby, and Mia Bibby
Profession Former basketball player
Position Point Guard
Affiliations New York Knicks
New Orleans Jazz
Philadelphia 76ers
Lancaster Lightning
San Diego Clippers
Active Years  Playing career (1972-1982)
Coaching career (1981-present)
Jersey Number 17,45,15,14,10
Net Worth $3 million
Social Media InstagramTwitter




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