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Bobby Jackson
Bobby Jackson
Position: None
Born: 03/13/73
Height: 6-1 / 1.85
Weight:184 lbs. / 83.9 kg.
Jackson said the only negative is that he has no idea how long Adelman will coach because of the uncertain health of his wife, Mary Kay, who suffered from seizures last season, causing Adelman to miss 11 games in January. Jackson said he has spoken with Adelman, and it’s clear to Jackson that the head coach is preparing to work this season. “He’s a private guy — he’s not telling anyone what he’s going to do,” Jackson said. “But if the opportunity is there for me to come out and coach and learn from him, even if it’s one year, that’s huge for me.’
The Wolves are in contract discussions to bring former Gophers star Bobby Jackson back to Minnesota and back to the franchise as a player development coach to replace David Adelman, according to a league source. Jackson starred for two seasons for that Gophers team that reached the 1997 Final Four — or didn’t, if you’re the NCAA — and played in the NBA for both Flip Saunders with the Wolves and Rick Adelman in Sacramento and Houston. My colleague Sid Hartman phoned in the Jackson news to the sports desk late last night, too late for it to get into the paper, and a source confirmed it this morning.
Bothered by the pressure, Fredette looked uncomfortable for most of the game. But the Kings want him to work through these issues, which plagued him as a rookie. With starting point guard Isaiah Thomas not playing in the summer league, there will be plenty of chances for Fredette to work on what went wrong. “At some point, he has to figure it out,” said Kings summer league co-head coach Bobby Jackson. “I want him to be a bit more aggressive on the pick-and-rolls. He’s got to understand that’s what guys are going to do because he can shoot the ball. He didn’t shoot the ball well (Friday), but he’s got to be the guy that’s aggressive and gets us in our stuff. … He’ll figure it out.”
Bobby Jackson told me a little while ago that he will coach the Kings squad in the Las Vegas Summer League that begins on July 12. After working in basketball operations, BJax just finished his first season as an NBA assistant. While the roster won’t be determined for a while, Jimmer Fredette and Tyler Honeycutt plan to participate, and undoubtedly will be joined by the team’s draft picks. “I’ve been getting ready,” said Jackson. “I’ve been working on my plays, my play calls. Coach (Keith) Smart said I can run whatever offense or defense I want, and it’s no secret what I want to do – get it and go. I don’t want to see any pounding. You pass, cut, pick and rolls. I don’t want to give them (players) too much to think about because you want them to play freely, without worrying about mistakes. Just simple basketball.”
As a player, Jackson was known for his desire to accept a challenge and he did so again Monday while hosting the Bobby Jackson Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament at the plush Catta Verdera Country Club in Lincoln, Ca. The tournament was designed to provide financial support for Camp Kesem, a free overnight summer camp for children ages 6-13 and teens 14-16 of all races, religions, nationalities and financial status with a parent who had or has had cancer. “My mom passed away seven years and I didn’t have anyone to lean on while she was going through it,” Jackson said as he sat in a golf cart at Hole 2. “So that’s something I can relate to, especially for kids. “Seeing what cancer did to my mom helps make it a passion that is related to almost everything I do. I just want to give back because I’ve been blessed and you know it’s more difficult for kids to understand when a parent goes through something like that.”