Mark Macon

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Mark Macon
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1969-04-14) April 14, 1969 (age 45)
Saginaw, Michigan
Playing career
1987–1991
1991–1993
1993–1996
1996–1997
1997
1999
1999–2000
2000–2001
2001
Temple
Denver Nuggets
Detroit Pistons
Florida Beach Dogs
Mabo Pistoia
Detroit Pistons
Oyak Bursa Spor Kulubu
Toros de Aragua
Atlantic City Seagulls
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2003–2006
2006–2007
2007–2009
2009–2012
Temple (asst.)
Georgia State (asst.)
Binghamton (asst.)
Binghamton

Mark L. Macon (born April 14, 1969) is an American college basketball coach and former professional basketball player. He is the former head coach of Binghamton University.

Playing career[edit]

Macon was named Mr. Basketball of Michigan in 1987 following his prep career at Saginaw Buena Vista High School.

A 6'4" (1.93 m), 185 lb (84 kg) guard, Macon played collegiately at Temple University, alongside future NBA players Aaron McKie and Eddie Jones, and was selected by the Denver Nuggets in the first round (eighth overall) of the 1991 NBA Draft.[1]

Macon played for the Nuggets and the Detroit Pistons in six NBA seasons, averaging 6.7 ppg in his career (and missing the entire schedule from 1996 to 1998). Macon also briefly represented the CBA's Florida Beachdogs and Italian club Mabo Pistoia, while still contracted to the Pistons, and Oyak Bursa Spor Kulubu (Turkey), the Atlantic City Seagulls (USBL) and Venezuela's Toros de Aragua, from 1999 to 2001.

Coaching career[edit]

Macon began coaching at his alma mater, Temple, as an assistant from 2003 to 2006. He then moved on to Georgia State University for the 2006–07 season before being hired by Binghamton University as an assistant coach in 2007.

On October 14, 2009, Macon was named Binghamton's interim head coach, replacing Kevin Broadus, who was placed on administrative leave in the wake of the Binghamton University basketball scandal.[1] Two months later, Macon was given a raise from his $57,651 salary to an undisclosed amount.[2]

On April 28, 2010 Binghamton announced that Broadus would not return as head coach and signed Macon to a two-year contract extension to remain interim head basketball coach. On February 9, 2011 the university announced that Macon signed a contract extension through the 2013–14 season and that the interim tag was being removed.[3] On April 13, 2012, Macon was fired with a 23–70 record in three years at Binghamton, including a 2–29 mark (the worst record in school history) for the 2011–12 season.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Binghamton (America East Conference) (2009–2012)
2009–2010 Binghamton 13–18[5] 8–8[5] 5th[6] Disqualified[7]
2010–2011 Binghamton 8–23[8] 4–12[8] T–8th[9]
2011–2012 Binghamton 2–29[10] 1–15[10] 9th[11]
Binghamton: 23–70 (.247) 13–35 (.271)
Total: 23–70 (.247)

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Binghamton Bearcats basketball coach Kevin Broadus put on indefinite paid leave of absence - ESPN
  2. ^ Binghamton interim coach Mark Macon getting raise - ESPN
  3. ^ Macon receives contract extension
  4. ^ Binghamton Bearcats fire men's basketball coach Mark Macon - ESPN
  5. ^ a b Binghamton Bearcats Basketball 2009-10 Schedule - Bearcats Home and Away - ESPN
  6. ^ America East Conference Standings (2009–10) - College Basketball - ESPN
  7. ^ Binghamton Drops Out of America East Tournament - NYTimes.com
  8. ^ a b Binghamton Bearcats Basketball 2010-11 Schedule - Bearcats Home and Away - ESPN
  9. ^ America East Conference Standings (2010–11) - College Basketball - ESPN
  10. ^ a b Binghamton Bearcats Basketball 2011-12 Schedule - Bearcats Home and Away - ESPN
  11. ^ America East Conference Standings (2011–12) - College Basketball - ESPN

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