May 17, 1963 |
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
|Listed height||7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)|
|Listed weight||250 lb (113 kg)|
|High school||Center (Kansas City, Missouri)|
|NBA draft||1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall|
|Selected by the Atlanta Hawks|
|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. As a result, he earned the derisive nickname "Jon Contract".
- Telander, Rick (November 6, 1989). "Millions from Heaven". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2016-09-04.
- Rosenberg, I. J. (April 18, 2015). "Ex-Hawk Koncak forever known as 'Jon Contract'". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 2015-11-24.
- "SMU To Enshrine Jon Koncak's No. 53 Basketball Jersey On Feb. 23". SMU Mustangs. February 1, 2008. Retrieved 2015-11-24.
- Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com
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