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Mark Macon
Mark Macon
Personal information
Born (1969-04-14) April 14, 1969 (age 50)
Saginaw, Michigan
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolBuena Vista (Saginaw, Michigan)
CollegeTemple (1987-1991)
NBA draft1991 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall
Selected by the Denver Nuggets
Playing career1991-2001
PositionShooting guard / Point guard
Number1, 12, 2, 3
Coaching career2003-2012
Career history
As player:
1991-1993Denver Nuggets
1993-1996Detroit Pistons
1996-1997Florida Beachdogs
1997Mabo Pistoia
1999Detroit Pistons
1999-2000Oyak Bursa Spor Kulubu
2000-2001Toros de Aragua
2001Atlantic City Seagulls
As coach:
2003-2006Temple (asst.)
2006-2007Georgia State (asst.)
2007-2009Binghamton (asst.)
2009-2012Binghamton
2019-presentTemple (asst. to HC)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Mark L. Macon (born April 14, 1969) is an American basketball coach and former professional player. He is the former head coach of Binghamton University and a current staff member at his alma mater, Temple University.

Playing career

Macon was named Mr. Basketball of Michigan in 1987 following his prep career at Saginaw Buena Vista High School.

A 6'4" (1.93 m), 185 lb (84 kg) guard, Macon played collegiately at Temple University, alongside future NBA players Aaron McKie and Eddie Jones, and was selected by the Denver Nuggets in the first round (eighth overall) of the 1991 NBA draft.[1]

Macon played for the Nuggets and the Detroit Pistons in six NBA seasons, averaging 6.7 ppg in his career (and missing the entire schedule from 1996 to 1998). Macon also briefly represented the CBA's Florida Beachdogs and Italian club Mabo Pistoia, while still contracted to the Pistons, and Oyak Bursa Spor Kulubu (Turkey), the Atlantic City Seagulls (USBL) and Venezuela's Toros de Aragua, from 1999 to 2001.

Coaching career

Macon began coaching at his alma mater, Temple, as an assistant from 2003 to 2006. He then moved on to Georgia State University for the 2006-07 season before being hired by Binghamton University as an assistant coach in 2007.

On October 14, 2009, Macon was named Binghamton's interim head coach, replacing Kevin Broadus, who was placed on administrative leave in the wake of the Binghamton University basketball scandal.[1] Two months later, Macon was given a raise from his $57,651 salary to an undisclosed amount.[2]

On April 28, 2010 Binghamton announced that Broadus would not return as head coach and signed Macon to a two-year contract extension to remain interim head basketball coach. Originally, school officials announced that a permanent replacement would not be named until the school hired a new president and athletic director. However, on February 9, 2011 the university announced that Macon signed a contract extension through the 2013-14 season and that the interim tag was being removed.[3] On April 13, 2012, Macon was fired with a 23-70 record in three years at Binghamton, including a 2-29 mark (the worst record in school history) for the 2011-12 season.[4]

On April 12, 2019, Macon was announced as the Assistant to the Head Coach under Aaron McKie at his alma mater, Temple.[5]

Head coaching record

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Binghamton (America East Conference) (2009-2012)
2009-10 Binghamton 13-18[6] 8-8[6] 5th[7] Disqualified[8]
2010-11 Binghamton 8-23[9] 4-12[9] T-8th[10]
2011-12 Binghamton 2-29[11] 1-15[11] 9th[12]
Binghamton: 23-70 (.247) 13-35 (.271)
Total: 23-70 (.247)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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