Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Mark Macon Era Begins in Binghamton

Binghamton University finally placed embattled coach Kevin Broadus on a paid leave of absence, which translates roughly to "we will continuing paying you while our lawyers figure out how to terminate your contract as cheaply as possible."

Replacing Broadus will be Mark Macon. Yes, that Mark Macon -- the prolific scorer who played at Temple in the late 80s. I always loved Macon, probably because he was a gunner, and tried to model my feeble basketball game after his. Needless to say, it didn't work out for me, or Mark, as he had a rather undistinguished 6 year NBA career. I went on to a shitty high school career and many, many intramural basketball games in college where I hoisted pull up 3s on the fast break. Ah good times.

For those of you who don't remember Macon, here's a video of him getting drafted in 1991. The oddest thing about the clip - listening to Hubie Brown and Doug Collins break down the players being drafted. If you didn't have the video showing Hubie's sweet perm, they could be discussing any player from this year's draft. I guess the basketball analysis cliche handbook hasn't been updated in years.....

1 comment:

Poncho Sinatra said...

Huge Temple and Mark Macon fan back in the day. Bill Cosby was also at every single home game busting out his sweaters and chocolate puddddddding poppppps.

Those were the days!