5. Mark Aguirre
Mark Aguirre was a star at the University of DePaul where he led the Demons to a final four and was a 2 time All-American.  Drafted number one overall by the Dallas Mavericks, Aguirre quickly became the face of the Mavs.  Aguirre proved to be a great scorer and the Mavericks became title contenders throughout the next several years though they could not get past the mighty Lakers. Traded midway through the 88-89 season to the Pistons for Adrian Dantley, Aguirre was reunited with childhood friend Isaiah Thomas and together they led the Pistons to two titles.  Aguirre averaged exactly 20 points a game over his 14 year career and will be remembered for his great ability to post up and score from the small forward position.



Should Mark Aguirre be in the Hall of Fame?

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Definitely put him in! - 50%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 33.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 16.7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Saturday, 01 January 2000
  • Position: Small Forward
  • Played For: Detroit Pistons, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers
  • College: DePaul
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 1tst Overall in 1981
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NBA All Star Teams (3) (1984, 1987 & 1988)
    Most Field Goals (1) (1983-84)
    Championship Rings: (2) (Detroit Pistons (1988-89 & 1989-90)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Field Goals (5) (1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-86, 1986-87 & 1987-88)
    Top Ten Finishes: Three Pointers Made (1) (1982-83)
    Top Ten Finishes: Three Point Field Goal Percentage (1) (1981-82)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throws (3) (1982-83, 1983-84 & 1984-85)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points (5) (1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-86, 1986-87 & 1987-88)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points Per Game (5) (1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-86, 1986-87 & 1987-88)

Should Mark Aguirre be in the Hall of Fame?

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Definitely put him in! - 50%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 33.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 16.7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%
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0 #16 DSC 2015-06-16 03:17
Take his HS Player of the year, two Unanimous College 1st team all-stars, College player of the year, two titles, wining %, points, rebounds, and passing strengths, and all he's done after retiring. Yes. Again, Sampson, Richmond, Mullin, Dantley are in
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0 #15 Markus 2015-02-14 18:24
Dane, I guess you forgot what happened to Dallas after they traded away Aguirre. Blackman was good but not a difference maker like Aguirre was. Blackman didn't feel the game well and needed screens so often. Simply not creative/smart enough to lead. I recall a playoff game where Aguirre got hurt and the commentator said Dallas was done. The announcer asked if they'd miss his scoring and the guy said no, he was the man who put his teammates in place on O and D, without him they'd be out of position at both ends. He was so right. Aguirre was out the rest of the quarter and in under ten minutes the Mavs were outscored 17-2 by LA, with Blackman, Tarpley, and other starters on the whole time. Aguirre not on the list again this year but Jo Jo white and Tim Hardaway are??? If they get consideration Aguirre should be a lock.
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+1 #14 Maceo Johnson 2015-02-11 09:31
If Chris Mullin and Mitch Richmond in so should he be and he has two rings as well as a great scorer
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-1 #13 Dane 2015-01-23 22:41
I'd say no. He was good, but never dominant. He was an absolute liability on defense, in fact as good as he was on offense, he was every bit as worse on D. Back in the day I remember average players like Louis Orr and Dennis Hopson having career games when Aguirre was guarding them.

If you're going to take a Dallas Maverick, take Rolondo Blackman. Blackman was a terrific 2nd option, but when Aguirre was hurt Blackman was a great 1st option. Blackman also was a terrific defensive player who made his teammates better. Blackman had more to do with the Mavs success then Aguirre.
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+1 #12 Mike Bibby 2014-10-28 20:56
Aguirre was a better player than Benard King. The Basketball HOF doesn't do a good job of considering high school, college, and the pros accomplishments of some players. If they used that criteria Aguirre is at least second ballot pick not greater than third ballot!
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0 #11 Markus 2014-07-08 02:20
Gee, the guy was the second greatest player in DePaul history, 2nd best Maverick ever, 2nd best in 1981 draft (behind Thomas), but best in HS, best in College. Yes, College Hall of Fame for sure, Pro Hall of Fame yes, if Dantley, Sampson, and Richmond are 'worthy'.
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0 #10 Markus 2014-05-28 05:09
I looked up comparable team stats. Amazing. Dallas wins 15 games as an expansion team, 28 with rookie Aguirre hurt, then 38 and onward; last two years, Dallas wins 55 and 53; with Aguirre they were headed to 43 in 1989, 33 without him, wound up at 38. Goes to Detroit, who;d won 52, 54, then he joins, 63 (68 game rate with him, 58 without). 59 wins the next year. 1993 (with Aguirre) to 1994 (without) they drop 20 wins. In Clipjoint he trends a +5 more wins but he retired. Everywhere he went, more wins, he leaves, more losses. Not Dantley (two teams that traded Dantley away won Championships the next season while Utah went immediately into contender mode for a decade.
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0 #9 Markus 2014-04-15 23:15
Well, Aguiire still not in but lesser players like Sampson and Richmond are. Sad. Not only did he have great stats and two trophies but he was amazing in college and could hit threes, post up, pass, run the floor, rebound. Dantley? Not even close. With Aguirre you could run so many sets, so many plays, and he delivered game after game.

If Sampson gets in for Virginia, how does Aguirre not get in for Depaul, his great play at Dallas, and two Championships? No way Detroit wins with ball stopper Dantley, but team player Aguirre sure.
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+1 #8 INOHOOPS 2014-02-18 05:53
Aguirre should definitely be in the HOF! It's sad that his two best friends during his playing career, Isiah Thomas and Magic, aren't lobbying for him like crazy! Aguirre's name barely gets mentioned each year the voting is done, now Kevin (I was hurt a most of my career) Johnson is a finalist. Really, I mean really???!!!!?? ??? Plus, I thought winning rings actually helped your chances too. Benard (I just score but I played in NY so a lot of people saw me play) King before Aguirre. Really, I mean really?????!!!! ???? The HOF has lost credibility. It's a popularity contest.
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0 #7 Committee Chairman 2014-01-03 05:58
The Hall put Sampson in based on his college credentials. I have always thought that they don't put enough emphasis on the pro side of the ledger.
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