Jon Koncak

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Jon Koncak
No. 32, 45
Center
Personal information
Born (1963-05-17) May 17, 1963 (age 51)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school Center (Kansas City, Missouri)
College SMU (1981–1985)
NBA draft 1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Pro playing career 1985–1996
Career history
19851995 Atlanta Hawks
1995–1996 Orlando Magic
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 3,520 (4.5 ppg)
Rebounds 3,856 (4.9 rpg)
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, Koncak was selected with the 5th 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.

Though a reliable defender for much of his career, Koncak is perhaps best remembered for the six-year, US$ 13 million contract he received from the Hawks in 1989 – an unprecedented total for a reserve. The deal was roundly criticized since it paid Koncak more than Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. His large contract prevented the Hawks from taking part in any other major free agent signings for several years. As a result, he earned the derisive nickname "Jon Contract."

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


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