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Encyclopedia > Jon Koncak
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Jon Francis Koncak (born May 17, 1963 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa) is an American former 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. Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... Music sample: Olympic Fanfare and Theme ( file info) — composed by John Williams for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles Problems listening to the file? See media help. ... May 17 is the 137th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (138th in leap years). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Nickname: City of Five Seasons, CR Location in the State of Iowa Coordinates: Country United States State Iowa County Linn County Incorporated 1849  - Mayor Kay Halloran Area    - City  64. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The center is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. ... Dallas Hall at Dedman College at SMU The Laura Lee Blanton Hall during a rare snow Southern Methodist University (also known as SMU) is a private, coeducational university in University Park, Texas, (an enclave of Dallas). ... 1985 NBA Draft - 18 June 1985 See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft // (*) compensation for draft choices traded away by Ted Stepien This draft marks the first time the NBA Draft Lottery was introduced it was put into place so teams did not have to intentionally lose games to... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


Though a reliable defender and fan-favorite 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. The deal was roundly criticized since it paid Koncak more than Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. His large contract prevented the Hawks from taking part in any other major free agent signings for several years. As a result, he earned the derisive nickname "Jon Contract", and many sports anchors continue to use Koncak's name in place of the word "contract" ("The Seattle Supersonics signed Jim McIlvaine to a $35 million, 5-year Koncak today...") when reporting what appears to be an excessively large signing. Sportscenter anchor Kenny Mayne was known to sometimes say "Jon Koncak" in place of "John Hancock", the Declaration of Independence signer whose name has become synonymous with "signature".[citation needed] Koncak is blamed for the rapid salary increases that occurred in the NBA following his signing [1], although evidence for that is obviously inconclusive. ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory[1], the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is an American former NBA basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest players to ever play, and one of the best clutch performers in the history of sports. ... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... James Michael McIlvaine (born July 30, 1972 in Racine, Wisconsin) is a former professional basketball player who spent seven seasons in the National Basketball Association with the Washington Bullets, Seattle SuperSonics and New Jersey Nets. ... This article is about the American ESPN show. ... Kenny Mayne (born September 1, 1959) is a sports journalist for ESPN. A native of Kent, Washington, Mayne was an honorable mention junior college All-American quarterback in 1978 at Wenatchee Valley Community College in Wenatchee, WA. Kenny graduated from UNLV in 1982, with a degree in Broadcasting, where he... For other persons named John Hancock, see John Hancock (disambiguation). ... A declaration of independence is an assertion of the independence of an aspiring state or states. ...


Koncak is also an Eagle Scout.[2]


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Jackson Hole News&Guide Sports story - Sept 12, 2001 (926 words)
Koncak's good fortune continued on Sunday, when she managed to score a respectable 269 points to become the first woman ever to win the One-Fly competition.
The 38-year-old, 5-foot-4 wife of former NBA center Jon Koncak only learned to fly fish six years ago and had been on the river just five times all summer.
While Koncak's landmark victory in the amateur division had competitors smiling in admiration, the best fish story going around the awards banquet Sunday left anglers aching with laughter.
ESPN.com - NCAA memo details booster payments, other infractions (544 words)
Koncak was quoted as telling the investigators he received at least $2,000 to $5,000 from two boosters during his junior and senior years.
The boosters he cited were among the nine whose association with the university's athletic program was ended because of their role in the football scandal.
Koncak was also quoted as saying that he knew of other players who received money in a similar fashion and that he believed "very strongly" that Bliss was aware of the payments.
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