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Mark Binstein

Mark Binstein

American basketball player
Mark Binstein
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Intro American basketball player
Was Sports coach Basketball coach Athlete Basketball player
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 31 March 1934
Death 9 March 2007 (aged 72 years)
Star sign Aries
Sports Teams
Army Black Knights
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Biography

Mark Paul Binstein (March 31, 1934 – March 9, 2007) was an American basketball general manager and coach.

Binstein replaced Marty Blake as general manager of the Pittsburgh Condors of the American Basketball Association during the 1970-1971 season. Binstein initiated transactions that brought players Rich Johnson and Arvesta Kelly to the team for that season. Binstein also attempted to bring future Hall of Fame player Connie Hawkins, who once played for the Pittsburgh franchise, back to the team. (Hawkins at the time was playing for the Phoenix Suns of the NBA.) The Condors finished the 1970-1971 season with 36 wins and 48 losses.

Following that season Binstein presided over a complete revamping of the Condors' logo, image and merchandising. Binstein also sought to add All-American Howard Porter to the Condors' roster and the team entered litigation with the NBA's Chicago Bulls over Porter's status. (Porter ended up with the Bulls.)

Ten games into the 1971-1972 season Binstein fired Condors head coach Jack McMahon and named himself head coach of the team while also continuing as general manager. The Condors traded away Stew Johnson (to the Carolina Cougars) and Jimmy O'Brien (to the Kentucky Colonels) and finished the season with 25 wins and 59 losses.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 02 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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http://www.west-point.org/users/usma1956/20981/
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/18318056
https://web.archive.org/web/20130428061104/http://www.remembertheaba.com/Pittsburgh-Condors.html
https://www.basketball-reference.com/coaches/binstma99c.html
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