Jerry Stackhouse joining Memphis Grizzlies coaching staff, sources say
Jerry Stackhouse has agreed to a deal to join J.B. Bickerstaff's coaching staff with the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources told ESPN. Stackhouse emerged as a head-coaching candidate this spring, interviewing for jobs with New York and Toronto. Stackhouse led the Toronto 905 to consecutive G League Finals, including the 2017 G League championship.
The SLAM #ThemHands Hall of Fame: Jerry Stackhouse
Growing up as one of 11 children (with seven older brothers), Jerry Stackhouse often had to defend himself. He learned to fight for what he got and to never back down — traits he brought to the game of basketball. He reportedly fought Kirk Snyder in the tunnel after a game and gave Christian Laettner a black eye on a plane when the two were teammates.
Jerry Stackhouse credits Dean Smith, others as coaching influences
Jerry Stackhouse played in the NBA for 18 seasons. After retiring from the game in 2016, Stackhouse went right into coaching; becoming head coach of Raptors 905, the Toronto Raptors’ G-League team. Drafted 3rd in the 1995 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers, Stackhouse was a superstar at the University of North Carolina under head coach, Dean Smith.
A Look Back at UNC's History of Head Coaches in the NBA
This week, it was announced that Jerry Stackhouse is in contention to become the next coach of the Toronto Raptors. He would be just the fifth Tar Heel alum to hold an NBA head coaching position. With the extensive coaching tree that UNC Basketball has produced, only four men have become NBA head coaches. Here they are, ranked from least successful to most.
Sources: Raptors interview Jerry Stackhouse for head coaching position
The Toronto Raptors have interviewed Jerry Stackhouse — coach of their development league affiliate, the Raptors 905 — for the NBA franchise’s head coaching opening, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Stackhouse, who previously interviewed for the New York Knicks’ head coaching job, met with the Raptors last week in Chicago during the NBA draft combine.
Ex-Detroit Pistons star Jerry Stackhouse viable head coach candidate
Intensely competitive. That’s the first thing you hear when it comes to Jerry Stackhouse, the former Detroit Pistons star and current G-League coach, who is seen as one of the best young coaches on the market. “Stackhouse interviews well. He knows his Xs and Os and relates well with young players.” But his intensity was noted and he isn’t afraid to speak his mind.
New York Knicks will hire David Fizdale as next head coach
Former Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale has agreed to become the Knicks' new head coach, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. In addition to Fizdale, they spoke to Mark Jackson, David Blatt, David Fizdale, Jay Larrañaga, James Borrego, Mike Budenholzer, Mike Woodson, Mike Brown, Jerry Stackhouse and Kenny Smith.
P.J. Carlesimo believes Jerry Stackhouse ready for Knicks coaching job
P.J. Carlesimo knows the demands that come with being an NBA head coach. And he has no doubt that Jerry Stackhouse is ready to take on that role. "He’s very, very close to an ideal candidate," said Carlesimo, who coached Stackhouse with the Brooklyn Nets in 2012-13, the final year of Stackhouse's playing career. "Not just for a Knick job, but for any job."
Jerry Stackhouse receives high praise from Raptors 905 players
Jerry Stackhouse led the Raptors 905 to the G-League championship round this season, where they lost to the Austin Spurs. The 43-year-old is perhaps the most intriguing candidate for the Knicks coaching opening. "He's a great coach," said Raptors 905 wing Fuquan Edwin. "Not only did he tell us, but he showed us. Most days he would dress up and practice with us."
A Case For The Naismith HOF: Jerry Stackhouse
A consensus first-team All-America in 1995, Jerry Stackhouse was also the Sports Illustrated National Player of the Year that season. He was the MVP of the ACC Tournament as a freshman in 1994 and led the Tar Heels to the Final Four in 1995. He was the McDonald’s game MVP in 1993. Stackhouse played 18 seasons in the NBA, finishing his career with 16,409 points.
NY Knicks: 5 things to know about new head coach candidate Kenny Smith
A surprising name was thrown into the Knicks' coaching search Wednesday when ESPN reported that TNT analyst Kenny Smith would interview for the job. Smith, 53, joins a list of candidates that includes Mark Jackson, David Fizdale, Jerry Stackhouse, Mike Woodson and David Blatt. Here are five things to know about Smith, who has no NBA coaching experience:
Source: Kenny Smith, who has never coached in the NBA, to interview with Knicks
TNT analyst Kenny Smith will interview for the New York Knicks' head-coaching job Friday, a source told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith. Smith, who played from 1987 to 1997 with six NBA teams, has never coached in the NBA. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported this week that the four top candidates are David Fizdale, Mark Jackson, David Blatt and Jerry Stackhouse.
Jerry Stackhouse’s Tar Heel ties shouldn’t matter for Hornets. Look beyond the blue.
Every NBA team looking for a head coach apparently has discovered Jerry Stackhouse, the former North Carolina star. If the Charlotte Hornets hire him, this will mean that the team’s owner, Michael Jordan, is a Tar Heel; the general manager, Mitch Kupchak, is a Tar Heel; the assistant general manager, Buzz Peterson, is a Tar Heel; and the head coach will be a Tar Heel.
How Jerry Stackhouse crafted himself into hot-shot Knicks candidate
For the past two seasons, Jerry Stackhouse has been a coaching stud in the G-League for the Toronto Raptors. Stackhouse, a hot commodity at 43, is in New York and will interview with the Knicks early this week. Sources indicate Orlando is hotter on Stackhouse’s trail, and he reportedly has an interview there shortly. Charlotte has expressed interest, too.
Report: Jerry Stackhouse to interview with Hornets, Magic
Jerry Stackhouse is a wanted man. Yahoo! Sports' Shams Charania reports that the head coach of the Toronto Raptors' G-League affiliate, Raptors 905, will be interviewed for coaching vacancies with the Orlando Magic and Charlotte Hornets. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski revealed on Sunday that the New York Knicks had also lined up an interview with Stackhouse.