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Jerry Stackhouse
Jerry Stackhouse
Position: None
Born: 11/05/74
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:218 lbs. / 98.9 kg.
Watch 40-year-old Jerry Stackhouse destroy some high school stars. Jerry Stackhouse’s days of getting paid to play hoops are long gone. He’s too old at 40, too slow, just does not come close to the level needed to contribute in the NBA. But to show you how high that level is, watch this video by Ball is Life where at 40 — wearing low tops and a polo shirt — he shows some of the best high school players around, at the Adidas Nations event, just how good you have to be.
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But the former Brooklyn Net and NBA veteran is hardly idle these days, and told the Daily News that he is “looking to coach and get on the other side of it.” Stackhouse said he has emailed new Nets coach Lionel Hollins — who was hired after Jason Kidd’s abrupt departure and subsequent hiring in Milwaukee — but Stackhouse also acknowledged that he is likely part of “a long list” of people and coaches looking for a spot on Hollins’ staff. There has been speculation that Stackhouse could land in Wisconsin with Kidd, too. “Probably not with Brooklyn,” Stackhouse said of his future job prospects. “I like Lionel Hollins, and I like Jason Kidd, too. That came about really quickly. But sometimes you need a change of scenery.”
He mentioned Avery Johnson, Gregg Popovich, Larry Brown and Doug Collins as being coaches whose systems he would most like to emulate, but also was open to taking something from the more modern analytic side after spending time with Rick Carlisle in Dallas. “With Rick Carlisle and his analytics of the game, it drove me nuts as a player,” Stackhouse said. “He wanted to run this play that hadn’t been working in the game, because for him it was a 70-something percent play. Now I understand that I want to go with a 70 percent play, and just because it doesn’t work it still is a good play for us.”
But like most players, he wasn’t all that certain that this would be his calling once his professional career was finished. “As a player, I had never thought that I really wanted to coach,” Stackhouse said. “Then I was watching my kids playing on the eighth grade team, and the guy was just rolling the ball out there, and they weren’t really learning. That spurred me to get into it, and I love it. Those last three or four years that I played, I felt like that was still my role. As soon as the season was over I was headed to the AAU circuit.”
“The last six months have really been a group effort with our executive committee,” said Mason who is without a team but plans to sign with a team before the season begins. “I don’t know if our committee has ever been this close and diligent. It’s a lot of time. Jerry and James and Andre and Willie, Stephen, Chris Paul, Matt Bonner – those guys have been engaged. I think we have a great team right now. I just look forward to helping lead that charge.”
“I would’ve liked [James] to come to the meeting next week and hear it and then voice his opinion,” Stackhouse said. One of key criticisms of union governance in a January report on Hunter’s tenure by the Paul- Weiss law firm was a lack of involvement among the union membership. “It hasn’t been a priority,” Stackhouse said. “We can’t wait until collective bargaining to get engaged in the business of basketball.”
Stackhouse, one of seven executive committee members elected at All-Star weekend in Houston this past February — when longtime executive director Billy Hunter was ousted — said James’ comments felt like a “kick in the stomach.” “I don’t think he’s had any dialogue with anybody since the All-Star break, but it is what it is,” Stackhouse said. “To make that statement about where we are as a union right now, he was misinformed.”
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Calling LeBron James “misinformed” about the state of the National Basketball Players Association, executive committee member Jerry Stackhouse told CBSSports.com on Monday that the union “is in a good place” and “moving in the right direction.” “He’s the best player in the game right now and we want the entire league to be involved,” Stackhouse said in a phone interview while in New York on union and other business. “But he needs to be informed in speaking on our union business.”
Stackhouse, one of seven executive committee members elected at All-Star weekend in Houston this past February — when longtime executive director Billy Hunter was ousted — said James’ comments felt like a “kick in the stomach.” “I don’t think he’s had any dialogue with anybody since the All-Star break, but it is what it is,” Stackhouse said. “To make that statement about where we are as a union right now, he was misinformed.”
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Calling LeBron James “misinformed” about the state of the National Basketball Players Association, executive committee member Jerry Stackhouse told CBSSports.com on Monday that the union “is in a good place” and “moving in the right direction.” “He’s the best player in the game right now and we want the entire league to be involved,” Stackhouse said in a phone interview while in New York on union and other business. “But he needs to be informed in speaking on our union business.”