Jim Jackson (basketball)

James Arthur "Jim" Jackson ( born October 14, 1970 in Toledo, Ohio ) is a former American professional basketball player. Jackson played from 1992 to 2006 in the NBA. He became known ultimately by its numerous team changes. In total he played during his career for twelve different NBA teams.


Jackson moved after three years at Ohio State University turned professional. In the 1992 NBA Draft he was selected fourth by the Dallas Mavericks. Because of Verzörgerung in contract negotiations, Jackson signed his contract late and did in his rookie season, only 28 of 82 games. The following year he startere in all 82 games, scoring 19.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game. The following year, he increased his points total to 25.7 points per game. On the side of the young stars Jamal Mashburn and Jason Kidd to Mavericks was prophesied a great future. However, it soon came to disagreements between the young stars with each other, however, result, the trio was weggetauscht.

Then finally in 1997 was transferred to the New Jersey Nets Jackson. When NBA Draft 1997 Jackson joined, among others, for Keith Van Horn to the Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers, however, Jackson was unhappy about the lack of games shares and was transferred to the Golden State Warriors. Defies 18.9 points for the Warriors, Jackson was unhappy with the sporting situation in Oakland and signed with the Portland Trail Blazers. Due to many injury Jackson could not go on his achievements and scored only 8.4 points per game. Jackson was transferred again. This time with Isaiah Rider for Steve Smith to the Atlanta Hawks. Here he remained until 2001 before he was released back to his native Ohio to the Cleveland Cavaliers. After the season, Jackson received an offer, so that he stood first start of the season without a team. The Miami Heat pledged Jackson, due to injury problem. In the Heat Jackson played solid with 10 points per game, but he received no offer. Again he stood there without a team before the Sacramento Kings took him under contract. In 2003, he joined the Houston Rockets, where he still presented with 12.9 points and 6.1 rebounds his NBA practicality test. However, he was sent away to the New Orleans Hornets in 2005, to be passed on only a bit later, the Phoenix Suns. His last stop was the Los Angeles Lakers, where Jackson only was used as a reserve player.

During his 14 -year career, Jackson scored 14.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game.