Jeff Malone

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Jeff Malone
Personal information
Born (1961-06-28) June 28, 1961 (age 57)
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
Position Shooting guard
Number 24, 25
Career history
As player:
19831990 Washington Bullets
19901994 Utah Jazz
19941996 Philadelphia 76ers
1996 Miami Heat
1997 VAO
As coach:
2000 San Diego Stingrays
2001–2005 Columbus Riverdragons
2005–2006 Florida Flame
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 score more than 15 points in a single quarter.

On January 3, 1984, Malone, during his rookie season, hit a 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 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]

Personal life[edit]

Malone is the nephew of the late Vivian Malone Jones, the first African American graduate of the University of Alabama, and Dr. Sharon Malone Holder, wife of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.[4] He resides in Chandler, Arizona, with his wife and four children.

He has no relation to former Jazz teammate Karl Malone.

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1983–84 Washington 81 2 24.4 .444 .323 .826 1.9 1.9 0.3 0.2 12.1
1984–85 Washington 76 61 34.4 .499 .208 .844 2.7 2.4 0.7 0.1 18.9
1985–86 Washington 80 80 37.4 .483 .176 .868 3.6 2.4 0.9 0.2 22.4
1986–87 Washington 80 79 34.5 .457 .154 .885 2.7 3.7 0.9 0.2 22.0
1987–88 Washington 80 80 33.2 .476 .417 .882 2.6 3.0 0.6 0.2 20.5
1988–89 Washington 76 75 31.8 .480 .053 .871 2.4 2.9 0.5 0.2 21.7
1989–90 Washington 75 74 34.2 .491 .167 .877 2.7 3.2 0.6 0.1 24.3
1990–91 Utah 69 69 35.7 .508 .167 .917 3.0 2.1 0.7 0.1 18.6
1991–92 Utah 81 81 36.1 .511 .083 .898 2.9 2.2 0.7 0.1 20.2
1992–93 Utah 79 59 32.4 .494 .333 .852 2.2 1.6 0.5 0.1 18.1
1993–94 Utah 50 50 33.1 .488 .500 .843 2.3 1.3 0.5 0.1 16.2
1993–94 Philadelphia 27 23 33.4 .481 .667 .809 3.1 2.2 0.5 0.0 16.8
1994–95 Philadelphia 19 19 34.7 .507 .393 .864 2.9 1.5 0.8 0.0 18.4
1995–96 Philadelphia 25 3 16.3 .394 .313 .923 1.3 0.8 0.5 0.0 6.2
1995–96 Miami 7 0 14.7 .394 .833 1.1 1.0 0.4 0.0 4.4
Career 905 755 32.8 .484 .268 .871 2.6 2.4 0.6 0.1 19.0
All-Star 2 0 12.5 .600 .000 1.5 3.0 0.5 0.0 6.0

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1984 Washington 4 17.8 .462 .000 1.3 0.5 0.3 0.0 6.0
1985 Washington 4 4 31.5 .482 .333 .769 1.5 2.0 1.3 0.0 16.3
1986 Washington 5 5 39.4 .408 .000 .897 3.2 3.4 1.4 0.6 22.0
1987 Washington 3 3 35.0 .370 1.000 2.3 3.0 0.3 0.0 15.0
1988 Washington 5 5 39.8 .515 .000 .757 3.4 2.2 1.0 1.0 25.6
1991 Utah 9 9 39.0 .493 .000 .917 3.9 3.2 1.0 0.1 20.7
1992 Utah 16 16 38.1 .487 .333 .861 2.4 1.9 0.5 0.1 20.7
1993 Utah 5 5 30.0 .446 .692 3.2 0.6 0.6 0.2 13.4
Career 51 47 35.5 .470 .167 .852 2.8 2.2 0.8 0.2 18.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ New York Times: Bullets 103, Pistons 102
  2. ^ NBA's Top 10 greatest
  3. ^ a b c D-League: Flame to name Malone as coach Archived 2011-07-14 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Hook, Carol (November 19, 2008). "10 Things You Didn't Know About Eric Holder". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 1 August 2018.

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