13 Facts About Mark Aguirre


Mark Anthony Aguirre was born on December 10,1959 and is an American former basketball player in the National Basketball Association.

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Mark Aguirre played in the NBA from 1981 until 1994 and won two championships with the Detroit Pistons after being traded to Detroit from Dallas in exchange for Adrian Dantley.

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Mark Aguirre was the 1st Mexican-American basketball player to win an NBA title.

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In 1981, Mark Aguirre was The Sporting News and Helms Foundation College Player of the Year.

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Mark Aguirre was the USBWA College Player of the Year and James Naismith Award winner in 1980, and a two-time member of The Sporting News All-America first team.

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Mark Aguirre was a member of the 1980 US Olympic basketball team but was unable to compete due to the 1980 Summer Olympics boycott.

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Mark Aguirre did however receive one of 461 Congressional Gold Medals created especially for the spurned athletes.

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Mark Aguirre declared for the NBA draft after his junior year at DePaul.

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Mark Aguirre averaged 20 points per game over the course of his 13-year NBA career.

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Mark Aguirre was selected as the first overall pick by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1981 NBA draft and remained with the Mavericks until 1989.

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Mark Aguirre showed he could blend into a successful team by taking fewer shots, playing hard on defense, and not complaining when his younger teammate Dennis Rodman's minutes increased.

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Mark Aguirre played two more seasons with the Pistons in an increasingly limited role, due to both Rodman's play and his own age and injury issues.

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Mark Aguirre is a Mexican American that has been married to Angela Bowman since January 1988.

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