10. Jon Koncak
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The Atlanta Hawks selected Jon Koncak with the 5th pick in the 1985 NBA draft. I’m sure the Hawks had dreams of the 7-foot center blocking shots and grabbing rebounds for many years, while helping lead the team deep into the playoffs. If Koncak actually managed to do half of these things, he could have turned into a decent, if not spectacular, player. Instead, the Hawks missed out on the likes of Hall of Famers Joe Dumars, Karl Malone, and Chris Mullin. Talk about a pick that hurts in hindsight.
Koncak spent the majority of his career on the bench but still managed to get a $13 million dollar contract out of the Hawks. This doesn’t seem like a large sum nowadays, but back in the 80s this was a huge chunk of money. This helped Koncak get the nickname, “Jon Contract.”