Mark West

Mark Andre West (born November 5, 1960) is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6’10” center from Old Dominion University, West was selected by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round (30th overall) of the 1983 NBA draft.

He played 17 seasons in the NBA from 1983 to 2000 as a member of the Mavericks, Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, and Atlanta Hawks. West was a key player on the Phoenix Suns team that lost to the Chicago Bulls in the 1993 NBA Finals.

West compiled 6,259 points and 5,347 rebounds in his NBA career and also ranks third all-time (behind Artis Gilmore and Shaquille O’Neal) in career field-goal percentage (58.03%).

West was named assistant general manager for the Phoenix Suns in 2001 and is currently Vice-President of Player programs. West was featured in the July 19, 1999 Fortune Magazine about being a licensed broker since 1992.

He played for the US national team in the 1982 FIBA World Championship, winning the silver medal.

On June 25, 2013, West was named an assistant coach to the Phoenix Suns under head coach Jeff Hornacek. He’s currently with the team as a Director of Player Relations.


Career NBA statistics
Points 6,259 (5.7 ppg)
Rebounds 5,347 (4.9 rpg)
Blocks 1,403 (1.3 bpg)

World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1982 Colombia National team