Michael Jackson (basketball)

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For an article about the singer, see Michael Jackson.

Not to be confused with Mike Jackson (basketball).
Michael Jackson
Personal information
Born (1964-07-13) July 13, 1964 (age 52)
Fairfax, Virginia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 183 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school South Lakes (Reston, Virginia)
College Georgetown (1982–1986)
NBA draft 1986 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Playing career 1987–1990
Position Point guard
Number 2
Career history
19871990 Sacramento Kings
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Michael Derek Jackson (born July 13, 1964) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the New York Knicks in the 2nd round (47th overall) of the 1986 NBA Draft. A 6'2" guard from Georgetown University, Jackson played in 3 NBA seasons for the Sacramento Kings from 1987 to 1990.

In his NBA career, Jackson played in 89 games and scored a total of 188 points and 198 assists. He led the Kings in assists in a number of games that he played in the '87/'88 season.[citation needed] He was a member of Georgetown's 1984 National Championship team. After graduating with a degree in sociology in 1986, he was accepted to the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. Upon retirement, Jackson assumed management positions with the United States Olympic Committee, Turner Sports and served as the president of Yankees-Nets (currently known as YES Network). He is now Vice President and General Manager of Global Basketball at Nike, Inc..[1][2]

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