Jeff Malone

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Jeff Malone
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Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1961-06-28) June 28, 1961 (age 53)
Mobile, Alabama
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Southwest (Macon, Georgia)
College Mississippi State (1979–1983)
NBA draft 1983 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall
Selected by the Washington Bullets
Career history
As player:
19831990 Washington Bullets
19901994 Utah Jazz
1994–1996 Philadelphia 76ers
1996 Miami Heat
1997 Vyzantinos Athlitikos Omilos (Greece)
As coach:
2000 San Diego Stingrays (IBL)
2001–2005 Columbus Riverdragons (NBA D-League)
2005–2006 Florida Flame (NBA D-League)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Jeffrey Nigel Malone (born June 28, 1961) is a retired American professional basketball player. He played college basketball at Mississippi State University, and is mostly known for his time with the Washington Bullets (1983–90) of the NBA, where he was an NBA All-Star twice, playing the shooting guard position. He also played for the Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, and Miami Heat.

Basketball career[edit]

Malone averaged 19.0 points per game over 13 years in the NBA. He was known for his capable offense, averaging more than 20 points in six full NBA seasons with Washington and Utah. In particular, Malone was adept at running his defender through a pick or series of picks, receiving a pass and hitting a quick jump shot. At times, he would go on a hot streak and, seemingly unstoppable, score 15+ points in a single quarter.

On January 3, 1984, Malone, during his rookie season hit an amazing game-winning 3-pointer against the Detroit Pistons,[1] as he fell out of bounds along the left baseline and lofted the basketball above the backboard and made it to give the Bullets a 103-102 lead with 1 second left. This shot was listed as one in a votable list of the NBA's greatest shots.[2] He averaged a career-best 24.3 points per game with the Bullets in 1990.[3]

Malone also coached the NBA Development League's Columbus Riverdragons from 2001 to 2005, compiling a 102-98 record, before the franchise changed ownership and moved to Austin, Texas, renaming the team the Austin Toros and leaving Malone out of a job.[3] He spent some time as the head coach of the Florida Flame until that team ceased operations in 2006, citing a lack of own home court.[3] He resides in Chandler, Arizona, with his family that consists of three boys and one girl (Jay, Joshua, Justin, Jasmine).

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