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68. Mark Jackson
Mark Jackson may very well be the Dennis Rodman of assists; and Rodman got in to the Hall being a great rebounder. At number three all time on the assist list behind Stockton and Kidd it seems like Jackson some serious consideration by now; of course his reputation as being one dimensional player does not help.  He was too slow, couldn't shoot and never won.  You would think that being able to run a team and being number three all time in anything should at least get you discussed, Then again he is only number thirteen on assists per game: behind number twelve Kevin Porter who is not getting into the Hall of Fame in any time in the near future. 
Oh, and that other thing about comparing him to Rodman?  He won five titles and was all NBA defense seven times.  In Mark Jackson’s seventeen year career, he played in one Final and his Pacers lost to the Lakers in six games.  It also didn’t help that nobody ever claimed Jackson even knew what defense was.


Should Mark Jackson be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 43.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 25.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 16.8%
No opinion. - 1.2%
No way! - 12.6%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Friday, 01 January 2010
  • Position: Point Guard
  • Played For: Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana Pacers, Utah Jazz, Toronto Raptors
  • College: St. John's
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 18th Overall in 1987
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NBA Rookie of the Year (1987-88)
    NBA All Star (1989)
    Most Assists: (1) (1996-97)
    Most Assists per Game (1) (1996-97)
    Championship Rings: None
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Minutes Played (2) (1987-88 & 1992-93)
    Top Ten Finishes: Assists (11) (1987-88, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01 & 2001-02)
    Top Ten Finishes: Steals (1) (1987-88)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes Played (1) (1987-88)
    Top Ten Finishes: Assists per Game (12) (1987-88, 1988-89, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01 & 2001-02)
    Top Ten Finishes: Steals per Game (1) (1987-88)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 4.    Assists: 10,334
    16.  Assists per Game: 8.0
    24.  Games Played: 1,296
    32.  Steals: 1,608
    41.  Minutes Played: 39,121

Should Mark Jackson be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 43.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 25.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 16.8%
No opinion. - 1.2%
No way! - 12.6%

Comments   

0 #2 Bryante 2016-12-25 21:12
Mark Jackson No. 53......... Way too low.....
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0 #1 Hero 2014-09-03 23:31
The Dennis Rodman of assists?

Dennis Rodman averaged 14 rebounds a game.
Mark Jackson averaged on 7 assists per game.

Rodman averaged double the rebounds to Jackson's assists.
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