Mark Jackson Inducted in 2006

Player Inducted in 2006
Mark Jackson Mark Jackson, Inducted into the NYC Hall of Fame in 2006
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Mark A. Jackson a Brooklyn native, attended Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Brooklyn where he was an elite player. He was a college hoops star at St. John's University (1983-87). Jackson was the 18th pick of the 1987 NBA draft by the New York Knicks. He played alongside Patrick Ewing and Charles Oakley in the Knick's prime into the late 1980s and early 1990s.

As a player, he played for the New York Knicks (1987-92), Los Angeles Clippers (1992-94), Indiana Pacers (1994-96), Denver Nuggets (1996-97), Indiana Pacers (1997-2000), Toronto Raptors (2000-2001), New York Knicks (2001-2002), Utah Jazz (2002-2003), and the Houston Rockets (2004). He later coached the Golden State Warriors (2011-14).

Career highlights NBA All-Star (1989), NBA Rookie of the Year (1988), NBA All-Rookie First Team (1988), NBA assists leader (1997), Consensus second-team All-American (1987), Big East Defensive Player of the Year (1987), 2× First-team All-Big East (1986, 1987), Haggerty Award (1987), and NCAA season assists leader (1986).

After his playing career ended Jackson stayed in the game and worked as an analyst for the New Jersey Nets on YES Network, with Marv Albert. He was also a TV analyst for ABC, with Mike Breen and former coach Jeff Van Gundy.