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Retired NBA Point Guard; Analyst & Commentator for ESPN, ABC & The YES Network
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Detailed Biography of Mark Jackson
Mark Jackson earned his reputation as a talented point guard and has parlayed his proven skill into a successful second career as a sports analyst for ESPN.
A native of Brooklyn, Mark Jackson played college ball for St. John’s University. He gained a great deal of attention for his work on the court at St. John’s and ended up being picked 18th overall in the 1987 NBA draft. He started his NBA career with the New York Knicks from 1987 to 1992 and later returned to play for the Knicks from 2001 to 2002. From then until his retirement in 2004, Mark Jackson played for the Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana Pacers, Denver Nuggets, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz and finally the Houston Rockets. Throughout the near two decades of his career, Mark Jackson scored 12,489 points, made 10,334 assists and made 1,608 steals. He was also the 1987-1988 NBA Rookie of the Year.
Since his retirement, Mark Jackson appearances have occurred in multiple arenas. He appeared in the Whoopi Goldberg movie “Eddie,” which came out in 1996. Along with his wife, he also serves as a pastor for a church in Van Nuys, California. But Mark Jackson’s main post retirement gig has been serving as an analyst and commentator for the YES Network and currently for ESPN and ABC. One of his co-anchors in those broadcasts is Jeff Van Gundy, who coached Jackson when he played for the Houston Rockets. He is currently the head coach of the Golden State Warrios.
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