Amin Elhassan is a Sudanese born, American based Sports commentator and analyst who has also worked with a few basketball teams in the NBA as a back end staff, garnering very relevant experience and expertise about the internal workings and operations of a typical basketball team.
He is known to provide very in depth and concise analysis of any sports game – particularly his preferred game of basketball, and he is one that speaks from the heart with no holds barred. He has, however, courted a few controversies while carrying out his job over the years, some of which have offended fans and some civil right groups.
Amin Elhassan – Bio
Amin Elhassan was born in the Republic of Sudan on April 12, 1979. He lived in Sudan for the first 3 years of his life. His parents then relocated to the United States of America, in search of greener pastures, and to escape the horrific war that was brewing in their country at that time. On arrival to the States, they settled in New York City. It is worth noting that Amin Elhassan has never made mention of his parents, nor has he shared any of their pictures via his social media handles. It is also not known if he has any siblings.
Five years later in 1987, he and his family returned back to their home country – Sudan, where he remained till he turned fourteen years old then Amin Elhassan and his family made a return trip to the USA where he got his high school education.
After successfully completing his high school education, Amin Elhassan proceeded to the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. He is also a proud holder of Business Management degree from the W.P. Carey School of Business at the Arizona State University and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the same institution. It was while he was studying for his MBA that a faculty staff of the school linked him up with an NBA, team, that he would later work for.
After completing his MBA studies, he started his professional career with the Atlanta Hawks basketball team, working in their marketing department. In 2014, he moved to the New York Knicks basketball team, working as an intern in their Operations office.
Next, he joined the Phoenix Suns working as a Video Coordinator before he rose to the position of the Scouting Coordinator. As he kept putting his best into his job, he got promoted to the position of the Assistant Director of Basketball Operations, working under the direct supervision of the manager of the team. At the same time, he was working with the Phoenix Suns, he also joined the popular cable television media group ESPN, as an analyst and commentator for NBA basketball games.
He was a co-host on the Daily Jump Show – which provided analysis and insight on the daily headlines about the NBA. He is also a very familiar face on some of ESPN’s other sports programs such as Highly Questionable, the list goes on.
Who Is His Wife?
The true details surrounding Amin Elhassan’s marital life is very fuzzy. It is not on records that he has gotten married, either in the United States or in his native country – Sudan.
Interestingly sometime in February 2015, via his personal Twitter handle – @DarthAmin, he tweeted that “he was a happily married man“. He has never mentioned the name of his wife on any of his social media handles nor has he shared pictures of their wedding ceremony. So maybe it is okay to say that he is happily married to his mysterious wife and the rumor mills have it that they already have children.
Facts You Need To Know About The Journalist
Though Amin has tried his utmost best to keep his private life away from the prying eyes of the public as much as he can, here are a few more interesting facts that are known about him:
In 2016, Amin Elhassan courted controversy after he mocked eight years old, Owen Steen an autism chap and son of WWE Superstar, Kevin Owen, when a video of the emotional young lad surfaced on social media, and he was crying when his father won the WWE’s Universal Championship title. Amin suggested that Wrestling was a scripted sport and not “real”.
Many people criticized him harshly over his comment, with a particular organization – CHANGE.org, calling for his outright dismissal by ESPN following what the group termed his “mean-spirited and unacceptable” mockery of the autistic young lad.
Earlier in the same year 2016, Amin walked off the radio show that he co-hosts with Izzy Gutierez, over an ugly disagreement they had over Peyton Manning. He took the war of words off the air and continued the assault on his twitter handle. He came to the show later though and apologized to his fans and fans of the show about his behaviour.
2.) His Children Were Born In Secret.
Since Sports analyst never declared that he was married, he took his followers by surprise in 2010, when he announced that he had a son. It was even stranger, when he announced a year later, that he has now added a daughter to his family.