October 15, 1965|
|Listed height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Listed weight||160 lb (73 kg)|
|High school||Banning (Los Angeles, California)|
|NBA draft||1987 / Undrafted|
|1988||Golden State Warriors|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Mark Anthony Wade (born October 15, 1965) is a retired American professional basketball player. A 5-foot-11-inch (1.8 m) and 160-pound (72.6 kg) point guard, Wade played college basketball at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where in 1986–87 he set the NCAA record for assists in a season, with 406 (in 38 games). He spent the 1987–88 NBA season with the Golden State Warriors, and played one game for the Dallas Mavericks in 1989–90.
In 2002, Wade was named assistant coach for the St. Bonaventure Bonnies men's basketball team. Previously, he had served as an assistant coach with Long Island University-Southampton, Florida Atlantic University, and Cheyenne High School, and was a player-assistant coach with the International Basketball League's Las Vegas Silver Bandits.
On July 12, 2007, an arrest warrant was issued by the Riverside County Superior Court, alleging Wade violated California Penal Code section 503, embezzlement over $400. Wade was hired as an assistant coach at the University of California, Riverside in April 2005. He was fired on January 5, 2007. Wade has been charged with embezzling more than $15,000, some of which he was supposed to use to cover team expenses while the squad was playing road games during the 2006 Christmas break, even though Wade did not accompany the team on that trip.
The embezzled funds include two UCR checks in the amounts of $5,963.00 and $2,430, an electronic funds transfer in the amount of $2,016 and a $1,548 travel cash advance he received in November.
Furthermore, Wade maintained a past due balance of $3,868.40 on his UCR corporate bank card that the university said it ended up writing off as a loss.
In March 2008, Wade pleaded guilty to embezzlement. He was sentenced on May 14, 2008. He was placed on three years' probation and handed a 150-day jail sentence. He started serving the time on a work-release program in August, 2008.
- Ex-coach accused of taking funds The Press-Enterprise, July 26, 2007
- Mark Wade named assistant coach, GoBonnies.com
- "Official 2007 NCAA Men's Basketball Records Book, pages 11 & 19" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-03-08. (4.57 MiB); retrieved June 8, 2007
- Ex-UCR assistant basketball coach pleads guilty to embezzlement The Press-Enterprise, March 15, 2008
- Former UCR coach Mark Wade sentenced for embezzling from basketball team
- NBA stats @ basketballreference.com