Mark Jackson (basketball)
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
(Brooklyn, New York)
|Selected by the |
|New York Knicks|
|Career highlights and awards|
|12,489 (9.6 ppg)|
|4,963 (3.8 rpg)|
|10,334 (8.0 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Mark A. Jackson (born April 1, 1965) is an American former
After retiring from playing basketball, Jackson became a broadcast commentator for
On May 17, 2014, Jackson reached a multiyear agreement to return to ESPN as a game analyst.
Mark Jackson was born in
While at St. John's, Jackson had the unusual habit while at the free-throw line of extending his hand and "cupping" his thumb and index finger around the rim. This helped him stay focused on the rim while shooting foul shots. He continued this well into his pro career and it helped him to a career 77.0% free-throw percentage.