Retired center Mark Eaton to talk about his career, post-NBA life


mark-eaton-suitRetired Utah Jazz center Mark Eaton will be the featured speaker at the Auburn University at Montgomery Business Breakfast on May 22 at the Marriott Legends at Capitol HIll in Prattville, Alabama, according to AthletePromotions.

Eaton played at both Cypress Junior College and the UCLA before drafted by the Utah Jazz in 1982.

During his 12 year NBA career he was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 1985 and 1989, led the NBA in blocks four times, and was named to the NBA’s All-Defensive Team five times. In honor of his contribution to the franchise the Utah Jazz retired his #53 jersey.

Since leaving the NBA he has reinvented himself as a business leader, entrepreneur, and radio and TV personality.

During his speech at AUM he will reveal the secrets that skyrocketed him to fame in the NBA and in his business life since his retirement.

A shot blocking machine, Eaton ranks first in NBA history in blocked shots per game in his career at 3.5 and averaged a NBA record 5.6 blocks per game in the 1984-85 season.

He played his last of 11 NBA seasons in 1992-93 and his number is one of six retired by the Jazz, a team he helped begin to turn around alongside John Stockton and Karl Malone.

Eaton played 875 games for the Jazz, starting in 815, averaging 6.0 ppg, 7.9 rpg and 3.5 bpg in 28.8 mpg.

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