Jack McMahon

For the 19th-century baseball player, see Jack McMahon (baseball).
Jack McMahon
Personal information
Born (1928-12-03)December 3, 1928
Brooklyn, New York
Died June 11, 1989(1989-06-11) (aged 60)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school St. Michael's (Brooklyn, New York)
College St. John's (1949–1952)
NBA draft 1952 / Round: 6 / Pick: 58th overall
Selected by the Rochester Royals
Playing career 1952–1960
Position Guard
Number 3, 24, 21
Career history
As player:
19521956 Rochester Royals
19561960 St. Louis Hawks
As coach:
1962 Chicago Zephyrs
19631967 Cincinnati Royals
19671969 San Diego Rockets
19701972 Pittsburgh Condors (ABA)
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points 4,237 (8.1 ppg)
Rebounds 1,390 (2.1 rpg)
Assists 1,939 (3.7 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

John Joseph "Jack" McMahon (December 3, 1928 – June 11, 1989) was a professional basketball player and coach. A 6'1" guard from St. John's University, McMahon was selected by the Rochester Royals in the 1952 NBA Draft. He played eight seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), for Rochester and the St. Louis Hawks.

McMahon became a successful coach in the American Basketball League,[1] the NBA and the American Basketball Association (ABA), with eleven seasons as a head coach in the three leagues. His first coaching stint was with the Kansas City Steers of the ABL (1961–62 season). The following season he began coaching in the NBA with the Chicago Zephyrs in the 1962–63 season. He would also coach the Cincinnati Royals, the San Diego Rockets, and the ABA's Pittsburgh Condors.


Preceded by
Buddy Jeannette
Pittsburgh Condors head coach
Succeeded by
Mark Binstein
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