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Jon Koncak

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Jon Koncak
Personal information
Born (1963-05-17) May 17, 1963 (age 58)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
NationalityAmerican
Listed height7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High schoolCenter (Kansas City, Missouri)
CollegeSMU (1981–1985)
NBA draft1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career1985–1996
PositionCenter
Number32, 45
Career history
19851995Atlanta Hawks
1995–1996Orlando Magic
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points3,520 (4.5 ppg)
Rebounds3,856 (4.9 rpg)
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Jon Francis Koncak (born May 17, 1963) is a former American professional basketball player. A 7'0" center from Southern Methodist University (SMU), Koncak was selected with the fifth pick in the 1985 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. Koncak spent ten seasons with the Hawks (1985–1995), mainly in a reserve role, then concluded his career with the Orlando Magic. He retired in 1996 with career totals of 3,520 points and 3,856 rebounds.

Koncak received a six-year, $13 million contract from the Hawks in 1989 – an unprecedented total for a reserve. Since he was a restricted free agent at the time, the Atlanta Hawks matched this offer from the Detroit Pistons. As a result, he earned the derisive nickname "Jon Contract".[1][2]

On February 23, 2008 SMU retired Koncak's jersey.[3] Koncak is an Eagle Scout.[2]

Koncak also won a gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics as a part of the United States men's basketball team.

References

  1. ^ Telander, Rick (November 6, 1989). "Millions from Heaven". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2016-09-04.
  2. ^ a b Rosenberg, I. J. (April 18, 2015). "Ex-Hawk Koncak forever known as 'Jon Contract'". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 2015-11-24.
  3. ^ "SMU To Enshrine Jon Koncak's No. 53 Basketball Jersey On Feb. 23". SMU Mustangs. February 1, 2008. Retrieved 2015-11-24.


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