Mark Jackson (basketball player)
|Full name||Mark A. Jackson|
|birthday||1st April 1965 (age 55)|
|place of birth||New York City , New York , United States|
|college||St. John's University|
|NBA draft||1987 , 18th Pick, New York Knicks|
|Clubs as active|
|1987–1992 New York Knicks 1992–1994 Los Angeles Clippers 1994–1996 Indiana Pacers 1996–1997 Denver Nuggets 1997–2000 Indiana Pacers 2000–2001 Toronto Raptors 2001–2002 New York Knicks 2002–2003 Utah Jazz 2003–2004 Houston Rockets
|Clubs as coaches|
|2011–2014 Golden State Warriors|
Mark A. Jackson (born April 1, 1965 in Brooklyn , New York ) is a retired American basketball player for the New York Knicks , Utah Jazz , Los Angeles Clippers , Indiana Pacers , Toronto Raptors and Houston Rockets in the NBA . As of 2011, Jackson was the coach of the Golden State Warriors . The 1.91 meter tall Jackson played the position of point guard and is the fourth best assists in NBA history with 10,334 assists (assists) behind John Stockton , Jason Kidd and Steve Nash .
Jackson was named Rookie of the Year in 1988 , leading the NBA All-Rookie Team for that year. He also played in an All-Star Match in 1989. In his long, 17-year NBA career, Jackson established himself as a reliable playmaker who averaged 10 points and 8 assists. The physically strong Jackson was known for his "post-up" game, in which he sought physical contact with opposing point guards and got good throws from the middle distance.
Jackson had his climax as a member of the Indiana Pacers , when he formed an elite development player duo with shooting guard and three-point throwing specialist Reggie Miller , who almost defeated the then almost invincible Chicago Bulls around Michael Jordan in the 1998 playoffs. At the age of 39, Jackson resigned as the statistically second best template provider of all time. After his career, Jackson worked as a sports reporter before becoming the head coach of the Golden State Warriors in June 2011 . The conclusion of the contract was announced during the final series of 2011 of the NBA and Jackson subsequently commented until the end of the championship games for the broadcaster ABC .
With the Warriors Jackson made it into the play-offs in both 2013 and 2014. After being eliminated in the 2014 first round against the Los Angeles Clippers , Jackson was released from the Warriors.
Jackson is married to Desiree Coleman and has 4 children.
- Warriors Name Mark Jackson Head Coach , nba.com June 6, 2011
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Jackson, Mark A.|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American basketball player and coach|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 1, 1965|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Brooklyn , New York|