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Tiago Splitter

Former Professional Basketball Player, Development Coach

Tiago Splitter
Former Professional Basketball Player Source: Google

Tiago Splitter Beims is a former professional basketball player from Brazil who spent seven seasons in the NBA. He is currently the Brooklyn Nets’ player development coach.

 Tiago Splitter | Early Life, Family, Religion & Education

Tiago Splitter Beims, also known as Tiago Splitter, was born in Blumenau, Brazil, to Cassio and Elisabeth Splitter. Splitter was raised as a Christian. In contrast, his father is Jewish.

Tiago also has a sister, Michelle Splitter, who was a basketball player. His sister died at the age of 19 from leukemia.

Unfortunately, there isn’t much information available about Tiago’s educational background. However, assuming he graduated from German educational institutions, he was born and raised in Germany.

Age, and Body Measurements

Tiago, a former professional basketball player, was born in 1985, making him 37 years old. Splitter, like Splitter, was born on January 1, making him a Capricorn.

And according to what we know, people born under his sun sign are known for their ambition and discipline. Tiago stands a towering 6 feet 11 inches (2.11 m) tall and weighs 111 kgs (245 lbs).

Furthermore, the former NBA player has kept his physique in shape through a healthy diet and rigorous workouts. As a result, he spends the majority of his time at the gym.

Tiago’s other notable characteristics include his short light brown hair and a stunning pair of brown eyes.

Relationship | Wife, and Children

Splitter was previously married to his first wife, Amaia Amescua Splitter. Tiago and Amaia met while he was playing for Spain. On July 3, 2010, they married.

They have 2 children: a son, Benjamin Splitter, born in August 2012, and a daughter, Sofia Splitter, born in 2016.

 

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Unfortunately, Tiago and Amaia divorced in 2016. However, no one knows why they split up.

In 2017, Tiago married his second wife, Fernanda Splitter. Unfortunately, there isn’t much information about Tiago’s second wife.

Tiago Splitter |  Career

Splitter started working professionally in 1999. He began playing in the Liga ACB, Spain’s top-tier league, in 2000. Tiago became a naturalized Spanish citizen in 2004.

In addition, he was named the Most Valuable Player in the Spanish Supercup tournament in 2006 and 2007. He was also a member of the All-EuroLeague First Team from 2007-2008.

Similarly, he did not participate in the EuroLeague Final Four the following year. He did, however, make the EuroLeague playoffs in 2008-2009.

Nonetheless, his achievements earned him a spot on the 2008-2009 All-EuroLeague Second Team. In 2010, Tiago was named the Spanish League’s Most Valuable Player.

Furthermore, Tiago was supposed to report for the 2006 NBA Draft, but NBA teams were hesitant to draft him due to the high cost of his contract’s buyout. Splitter thus remained in the Spanish ACB League for the season.

 

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Tiago was also automatically qualified for the 2007 NBA Draft because he was at least 22 years old during the draft period.

Later, Tiago was selected by the San Antonio Spurs in the first round with the 26th pick.

Saski Baskonia Extension

On May 28, 2008, ESPN Brasil reported that Tiago had signed a contract extension with the Saski Baskonia.

According to reports, the contract would keep Splitter in the Spanish ACB League for the duration of the 2009-2010 NBA season.

Furthermore, the contract allowed Tiago to earn eight times the NBA rookie scale salary cap with the San Antonio Spurs at the time.

Similarly, R.C. Buford, the Spurs General Manager, announced on June 7, 2008, that Tiago had decided not to join the San Antonio Spurs for the 2008-2009 NBA season.

Tiago, on the other hand, signed another contract extension with Saski Baskonia, keeping him in the Spanish ACB League for the remainder of the 2010 season.

Furthermore, on July 9, 2010, it was announced that Tiago had decided to terminate his contract with Saski Baskonia and sign with the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs.

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San Antonio Spurs

Tiago signed an $11 million contract with the San Antonio Spurs on July 12, 2010. Splitter received his first NBA start on March 19, 2010, when he faced the Charlotte Bobcats.

Because Tim Duncan was injured, the Spurs’ head coach put him in his place. Tiago had six rebounds and eight points in the game.

Furthermore, Tiago and his teammate Kawhi Leonard were invited to participate in the 2012 Rising Stars Challenge on February 8, 2012. During the Rising Stars Challenge, Leonard and Splitter both represented Team Chuck.

However, due to an injury, Tiago had to withdraw from the competition, and Derrick Favors took his place.

Furthermore, during Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals on May 29, 2012, Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks attempted to slow San Antonio’s offense by continuously fouling Tiago.

Tiago started 58 games for the Spurs, who finished second to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Furthermore, the Spurs reached the 2013 NBA Finals but were defeated by the Miami Heat.

On July 13, 2013, Tiago signed a contract extension with the Spurs. On June 15, 2014, he won his first NBA championship with the Spurs after defeating the Miami Heat in the 2014 NBA Finals.

Due to a back injury, Tiago missed 20 of the 21 games in the 2014-2015 season. Similarly, he missed the final six regular-season games due to a calf injury.

Later, after recovering from his injury, he returned, but the Spurs were defeated in seven games by the Los Angeles Clippers.

Atlanta Hawks

On July 9, 2015, the San Antonio Spurs traded Tiago to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Georgios Printezis. However, he was forced to miss the rest of the season due to right hip surgery.

Furthermore, on October 11, 2016, Tiago was sidelined for several weeks due to a grade 2 hamstring strain.

He was also forced to sit out for six weeks after an MRI revealed a grade 2 right calf strain.

 

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Philadelphia 76ers

Tiago was traded by the Atlanta Hawks to the Philadelphia 76ers on February 22, 2017, in exchange for Ersan Lyasova.

On March 21, 2017, the 76ers assigned Splitter to its D-League affiliate team, the Delaware 87ers.

Six days later, he was called back to the official team. Furthermore, Tiago made his 76ers debut on March 28, 2017.

He had three rebounds and two points in seven minutes of action against the Brooklyn Nets in his debut. This was his first game back following hip surgery.

International Career

Tiago has played for the national team on multiple occasions. He was a member of the senior Brazilian national basketball team that won gold at the 2003 FIBA South American Championship.

Similarly, he has won the 2011 FIBA AmeriCup, 2005 FIBA AmeriCup, 2009 FIBA AmeriCup, and 2003 Pan American Games.

Splitter has also represented Brazil in the 2006 FIBA World Cup, 2002 FIBA World Cup, 2010 FIBA World Cup, 2014 FIBA World Cup, and 2012 Summer Olympics.

Tiago Splitter | Career stats

Year
Team
GP
Min
Pts
FG%
3pt%
Reb
Ast
Stl
Blk
2016
Philadelphia 76ers
8
9.5
4.9
45.2
33.3
2.8
0.5
0.1
0.1
2015
Atlanta Hawks
36
16.1
5.6
52.3
0.0
3.3
0.8
0.6
0.3
2014
San Antonio Spurs
52
19.8
8.2
55.8
4.8
1.5
0.7
0.7
2013
San Antonio Spurs
59
21.5
8.2
52.3
0.0
6.2
1.5
0.5
0.5
2012
San Antonio Spurs
81
24.7
10.3
56.0
0.0
6.4
1.6
0.8
0.8
2011
San Antonio Spurs
59
19.0
9.3
61.8
5.2
1.1
0.4
0.8
2010
San Antonio Spurs
60
12.3
4.6
52.9
0.0
3.4
0.4
0.5
0.3
Career
355
19.2
7.9
55.5
14.3
5.0
1.2
0.6
0.6

Tiago Splitter| Net Worth And Salary

Tiago Splitter’s height of 6’11’ is considered an asset on the court. Splitter, in addition to his impressive height, possesses exceptional basketball skills.

He had a very successful career before retiring for the reasons stated above.

Tiago earned eight times the NBA rookie scale salary cap while representing Saski Baskonia, according to his career details.

Furthermore, Splitter signed an $11 million contract with the San Antonio Spurs, with a three-year salary of around $3 million. Similarly, while playing for the Atlanta Hawks, he earned around $8,500,000.

Similarly, Tiago earned around $8,250,000 while playing for the Philadelphia 76ers. Splitter has earned approximately $47 million in his career.

As a result, we can assume Tiago Splitter’s net worth is in the $8 million range or higher. Meanwhile, he had sold his ocean-view Malibu home for $4.6 million, which he had purchased in 2017.

Social Media Presence:

155k Followers on Instagram

Facebook: 41k users

207.2k Followers on Twitter

 

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FAQS:

Tiago Splitter has how many rings?

Tiago Splitter won one ring as a member of the San Antonio Spurs during the 2013-2014 season.

What became of Tiago Splitter?

Tiago had (hip resurfacing), or surgery to repair his right hip.

Quick Facts:

Full Name Tiago Splitter Beims
Birth Date January 1, 1985
Age 37 Years Old
Birth Place Blumenau, Brazil
Nickname Not Available
Religion Christianity
Nationality Brazilian
Education Not Disclosed
Horoscope Capricorn
Father’s Name Cassio Splitter
Mother’s Name Elisabeth Splitter
Siblings Michelle Splitter
Height 6’11” (2.11 m)
Weight 245 lbs (111 kgs)
Wingspan  7’2
Build Athletic
Shoe Size Not Available
Eye Color Light Brown
Hair Color Light Brown
Marital Status Married
Spouse(s) Amaia Amescua Splitter (2010-2016)
Fernanda Splitter
Children Benjamin Splitter, Sofia Splitter
Profession Former Professional Basketball Player, Development Coach
League NBA
Draft 2007
Former Teams Ipiranga
Saski Baskonia
Araba Gorago Alava
Bilbao Basket
San Antonio Spurs
Valencia
Atlanta Hawks
Philadelphia 76ers
Delaware 87ers
Jersey Number #47 Philadelphia 76ers
#11 Atlanta Hawks
#22 San Antonio Spurs
Position Center, Power forward
Net Worth $8 million
Awards and Achievements NBA champion
4× Spanish Super Cup winner
2× Spanish Super Cup MVP
Retired 2018
Social Media InstagramTwitterFacebook
Merch Basketball card, Jersey

 

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