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Reggie Jackson
Reggie Jackson
Position: G
Born: 04/16/90
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:207 lbs. / 94.3 kg.
Salary: $13,913,044
Three weeks after Jennings’ second season in Detroit ended Jan. 25 after he suffered a ruptured left Achilles tendon, the Pistons acquired Reggie Jackson in a trade. Then they signed Jackson to a five-year, $80-contract this summer. “Bringing in Reggie Jackson was smart,” Jennings said. “I’m supposed to be out, really, for nine months, and they need a point guard. … “My main thing is just to get healthy. Hey, if I have to come off the bench and be the sixth man or whatever, I’m fine with that. Man, I just want to play basketball again. I just want to get back on the court and have fun.”
via Detroit Free Press
Bad Boys II? Jackson wore a Bad Boys cap while posing for photos with Van Gundy. What’s the significance of the Bad Boys? “It was an era,” Jackson said. “It’s a mentality. It never can be duplicated but it’s something that I guess is kind of a foundation here and hopefully we can be mentioned one day amongst the ’89 season and those guys, (Dennis) Rodman and Isiah (Thomas) and Joe Dumars, (Bill) Laimbeer and all them. Hopefully we can bring that same style here, physical and all business. We’re here to play. We’re here to compete. We don’t necessarily have to be your friends on the court. We don’t care how you feel about us. We’re here to get a win by any means. I grew up a Bulls fans but they definitely elevated (Michael) Jordan’s game by being who they were and hopefully we can take on their persona.”
via Booth Newspapers
Some people have criticized the Pistons for giving Jackson such a lucrative contract. Van Gundy doesn’t care and thinks it was a good deal for both sides. “There’s one thing in this job that bothers me: Losing,” Van Gundy said. “That’s the only thing that bothers me. We’re trying to build a foundation of a team that can win for years to come. We think Reggie is a huge part of that. The only thing that mattered in this whole process with us was to make sure we got him signed long term. As we get two years down the road and look at what’s going on in this league and where the numbers are going to go and how Reggie is going to play, this is going to be a bargain.”
via Booth Newspapers
The Detroit Pistons announced today that the team has re-signed guard Reggie Jackson to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. “We’re pleased to have reached an agreement with Reggie Jackson that will keep him with the organization for multiple years,” said Stan Van Gundy, Head Coach and President of Basketball Operations for the Detroit Pistons. “Reggie is a team-first type player who developed great chemistry with our core players following his midseason acquisition. We feel he has a tremendous future ahead of him and he’ll be a major contributor to our team moving forward.”