Reid poses with fans in Malaysia in 2019
|League||Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference|
|Born||March 31, 1968|
Virginia Beach, Virginia
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||247 lb (112 kg)|
|College||North Carolina (1986-1989)|
|NBA draft||1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall|
|Selected by the Charlotte Hornets|
|Number||34, 7, 11, 31|
|1992-1996||San Antonio Spurs|
|1996||New York Knicks|
|1996-1997||Paris Basket Racing|
|1999||Los Angeles Lakers|
|2011-?||Patrick Henry CC (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||5,680 (8.5 ppg)|
|Rebounds||3,381 (5.0 rpg)|
|Assists||639 (1.5 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Herman "J. R." Reid Jr. (born March 31, 1968) is a retired American professional basketball player for several NBA teams. He is currently an assistant coach at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.
The 6-foot 9-inch, 247-pound (2.06 m, 112 kg) Reid was born and raised in Virginia Beach. His father, Herman Reid Sr., was a football player in the 1960s with the Baltimore Colts. JR played football himself in his early years as a defensive player ("I love to hit. I love the contact. I was good at it," he said) and his gridiron skills even caught the attention of Virginia Tech, but he decided to stick with playing basketball.
Reid starred at Kempsville High School in Virginia Beach, being named the 1986 Gatorade and USA Today player of the year. He was ranked #1 by Bob Gibbons of All-Star Sports, and certified his reputation by getting 29 points in the Capital Classic, and 23 points in the McDonald's Game, being MVP of both games. One of the most highly recruited players of his time, he went on to become a top pro prospect, playing college basketball at the University of North Carolina.
He was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets in the first round (5th overall) of the 1989 NBA draft. On February 25, 1996, in a game against the Phoenix Suns, A. C. Green mentioned an incident at a New York City club before Reid hit him with a vicious right elbow in the mouth during the fourth quarter of the game, knocking out two of Green's teeth. Reid was suspended for two games and fined $10,000 for intentionally throwing an elbow and knocking out two of Green's teeth.
After his NBA career, he competed to become an analyst on the former ESPN TV show Dream Job, but lost. In 2011, he was named an assistant coach for Patrick Henry Community College. He was hired as an assistant to former UNC teammate King Rice in 2018.