Noah during a Knicks game in Janary 2017
|No. 13 – New York Knicks|
|Born||February 25, 1985 |
New York City, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||232 lb (105 kg)|
|High school||United Nations International|
(New York City, New York)
(Brooklyn, New York)
(Lawrenceville, New Jersey)
|NBA Draft||2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th|
|Selected by the Chicago Bulls|
|Playing career||2007–present (13 years)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Joakim Simon Noah (born February 25, 1985) is an American professional basketball player currently with the New York Knicks of the NBA. Noah was selected ninth overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls . Noah is a two-time NBA All-Star and won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2014.
Noah was born in New York City, New York. His mother was a French singer, his father Yannick Noah was a No. 3 tennis player and his grandfather Zacharie Noah was a soccer player. Growing up, his favorite team was the New York Knicks as he was raised in New York City as a Knicks fan.
He played high school basketball for the United Nations International School, Poly Prep Country Day School and Lawrenceville School.
The 2013-14 season was Noah's prime season and greatest season, when he was first named an All-Star and won Defensive Player of the Year. In this season, it was where he was one of the leader of the Chicago Bulls when his teammate Derrick Rose was injured. His improved much in this season, he was added into the Bulls' starting five.
This was Noah's last season with the Bulls, where he encountered his first injury and dropped out of the Bulls' starting 5. This was his most disappointing season.
On July 1st, 2016, Noah signed with the Knicks for around a $72 USD contract around the time his former Bull teammate, Derrick Rose was traded to the Knicks. Since then he has returned home, since he was raised as a New Yorker.