Michael Jackson (basketball)

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Michael Jackson
Personal information
Born (1964-07-13) July 13, 1964 (age 54)
Fairfax, Virginia
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight183 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High schoolSouth Lakes (Reston, Virginia)
CollegeGeorgetown (1982–1986)
NBA draft1986 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Playing career1987–1990
PositionPoint guard
Number3, 2
Career history
19871990Sacramento 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 three NBA seasons for the Sacramento Kings from 1987 to 1990.[1]

In his NBA career, Jackson played in 89 games, scored a total of 188 points, and had 198 assists. He led the Kings in assists in a number of games in the 1987–88 season.[2] 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 and Turner Sports and served as the president of Yankees–Nets (currently known as YES Network). He worked in a number of executive positions at Nike, Inc, including vice president and general manager of global basketball from 2014 to 2016.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ "Michael Jackson Stats | Basketball-Reference.com". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-08-13.
  2. ^ "1987-88 Sacramento Kings Roster and Stats | Basketball-Reference.com". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-08-13.
  3. ^ http://www.guhoyas.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/061511aaa.html
  4. ^ http://news.nike.com/news/nike-inc-announces-management-changes
  5. ^ "Stocks". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2017-08-13.

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