Jon Koncak

Jon Koncak
Personal information
Born (1963-05-17) May 17, 1963
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school Center (Kansas City, Missouri)
College SMU (1981–1985)
NBA draft 1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career 1985–1996
Position Center
Number 32, 45
Career history
19851995 Atlanta Hawks
1995–1996 Orlando Magic
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 3,520 (4.5 ppg)
Rebounds 3,856 (4.9 rpg)
Stats at

Jon Francis Koncak (born May 17, 1963) is a former American 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.

Though a reliable defender 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. As a result, he earned the derisive nickname "Jon Contract".[1][2]

On February 23, 2008 SMU retired Koncak's jersey.[3] Koncak is an Eagle Scout.[2]


  1. Telander, Rick (November 6, 1989). "Millions from Heaven". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2016-09-04.
  2. 1 2 Rosenberg, I. J. (April 18, 2015). "Ex-Hawk Koncak forever known as 'Jon Contract'". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 2015-11-24.
  3. "SMU To Enshrine Jon Koncak's No. 53 Basketball Jersey On Feb. 23". SMU Mustangs. February 1, 2008. Retrieved 2015-11-24.

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