Mark Jackson (basketball)
Mark A. Jackson ( born April 1, 1965 in Brooklyn, New York ) is a former American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks, Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors and Houston Rockets in the NBA. Since 2011, Jackson coach of the Golden State Warriors. The 1.91 -meter Jackson played the position of point guard and is equipped with 10,334 assists ( assists) behind John Stockton and Jason Kidd of the third-best assist provider NBA history.
Jackson was in 1988 elected as the rookie of the year and thus led the NBA All- Rookie Team this year to. He also played in an All- Star Game, 1989. During his long 17- year NBA career, Jackson established as a reliable playmaker who was always good for 10 points and 8 assists on average. The physically strong Jackson was known for his "post -up " game, in which he examined the body contact with opposing point guards and from the middle distance was too good throws.
The climax had Jackson as a member of the Indiana Pacers, as he presented with shooting guard and three-point throw - record holder Reggie Miller an elite Aufbauspielerduo, which almost defeated the then seemingly invincible Chicago Bulls to Michael Jordan in the 1998 playoffs. At the age of 39 years as Jackson came from until then statistically the second best assist provider of all time. After his career Jackson worked as a sports reporter before he was hired in June 2011 as head coach of the Golden State Warriors. The contract was still known during the final series of 2011, the NBA and Jackson commented in the sequence until the end of the championship games for the ABC.