John Havlicek’s son busted in prostitution sting
The son of Celtics great John Havlicek was one of dozens of people snared in a prostitution sting in Florida, according to the Palm Beach Post. Chris Havlicek, 43, a Palm Beach banker and son of the NBA Hall of Famer, was one of 80 people arrested in the sting by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Havlicek is the managing director of Palm Beach’s JP Morgan Chase Bank. He faces a charge of soliciting prostitution after he negotiated for a half-hour of sex with a woman he thought was a prostitute. The newspaper reported that Havlicek, who is married, immediately undressed and jumped into a bed, but the woman turned out to be a female detective. “They tell me that Chris Havlicek in his next life could be a fireman as quick as he can get his clothes on and off,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told reporters. Polk County investigators said Havlicek and other suspects were duped by phony prostitution ads appearing on the Internet. He was released from jail after posting a $250 bond. Havlicek played basketball at the University of Virginia and briefly in Europe.