When Michael Jordan wrote about Mark Randall’s release from the Chicago Bulls in his book, the first round draft pick was ticked. But he also realized the underlying reason he was so mad: he was told in front of the Bull’s owner, GM, head coach and teammates that he wasn’t good enough to play. Tough words to swallow for a guy who had always been a standout player with a high basketball IQ. After he was cut and placed on waivers, the former Cherry Creek High School and University of Kansas star began a journey through the NBA and now defunct CBA with stops in Minnesota, Detroit, Miami, Rapid City (twice), Denver (twice), Ft Wayne and Wisconsin.
After retirement, Mark tried his hand at scouting and coaching with the Nuggets. He enjoyed scouting, but with a family the traveling was tough. He also enjoyed coaching, however he was fired from that job after one year with no reason given. He was then offered an ambassador job with the Nuggets which he did for many years and loved getting out into the community with other alums and/or current players. Currently, Mark continues to be a Nuggets ambassador in between his full-time job as a District Manager of High School Athletics for Denver Public Schools.