HoopsHype Jerry Stackhouse rumors

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National Basketball Players Association officials met with NHL Players’ Association Executive Director Don Fehr and MLB Players Association Executive Director Michael Weiner last month as part of their effort to find a new head for the players union. “The process has started, and for anyone to think we are not moving forward is inaccurate,” said Jerry Stackhouse, a member of the NBPA executive committee. But Stackhouse added that players are in “no rush” to replace the former executive director, Billy Hunter. Responding to reported frustration over the pace of the selection process, Stackhouse said leaders want to take their time in rebuilding the union and involve players. “A union is, and what it should be, is for the players, and that hasn’t happened in recent times,” he said. NBPA leaders voted unanimously to fire Hunter on Feb. 16, after an independent investigation found that he had acted in his own interests and against players’ interest in running the union. Sports Business Daily

Stackhouse and Ron Klempner, who is the NBPA’s deputy general counsel and who has been acting executive director since Hunter was fired, attended a meeting with Fehr and Weiner at the MLBPA headquarters in Manhattan in April. In addition to Fehr and Weiner, Tony Clark, a former MLB first baseman who is now MLBPA director of player relations, and Mathieu Schneider, a former NHL defenseman who is now the NHLPA special assistant to the executive director, also attended the meeting. Both Fehr and Weiner confirmed that the meeting occurred but declined further comment. Fehr’s name has been mentioned as a potential successor to Hunter, but he reaffirmed last week that he intends to stay at the NHLPA. Stackhouse said he was seeking information on how unions are run, as well as the processes unions have used to elect an executive director. News of the meeting comes as some NBA agents have privately been grumbling that nothing was happening in the search for a new union leader. Stackhouse, who is represented by Excel Sports Management founder Jeff Schwartz, said that was not the case. Sports Business Daily

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Stackhouse kicked off the Nets' first-round playoff series against the Chicago Bulls by singing "The Star Spangled Banner," surrounded by soldiers. And you know what? He wasn't half-bad. It's hard to recall another instance of a player singing the national anthem before a game he was playing in. But Stackhouse did a more than serviceable job. It was about as decent as he still is as a basketball player, which is more than you'd think given his age. USA Today Sports

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When Worthy starred at North Carolina from 1979-82, he wore No. 52. But the forward knew that after being taken by the Lakers with the No. 1 pick in the 1982 draft he wouldn’t be donning that number anymore. “I had worn No. 52 since high school and when I got to Los Angeles Hall of Famer Jamaal Wilkes had it,’’ Worthy said of the Lakers forward who was inducted into the Hall last year, nine years after Worthy had been enshrined. “I was talking to my dad and I said, ‘You know, 52 is out of the question,’ and I thought about 50 or 51.’’ FOXSports Florida

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Brooklyn Nets guard Jerry Stackhouse is likely to retire after this season. But he won’t be done with basketball. The 18-year veteran said it’s “highly unlikely’’ he will play next season. He then anticipates having a role with the NBA Players Association. “It’s not completely sold that I don’t get the bug (to play) again,'' Stackhouse told FOX Sports Florida before Friday's game at Denver. "But, really, I think this is an opportune time to kind of step to the forefront to do something with the union and try to make sure we select the right executive director.’’ FOXSports Florida

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Stackhouse, playing his first minutes for the Nets since scoring six points in Houston on Jan. 26, went 5-for-6 and scored 10 points in 19:22 to help the Nets cruise to a 119-82 win over the Pistons in front of 16,072 inside The Palace of Auburn Hills. “It’s always good to get out and compete,” Stackhouse said afterward. “I kind of understood the dynamic of what needed to happen. Coach [P.J. Carlesimo] came to me and told me what the deal was a couple months ago. ... He told me he was going to give the younger guys some time, and that the odd guy out would probably be me. “But he told me to stay engaged and stay ready, and that when things roll back around I could be a factor in the playoffs. That’s what I’ve done. Obviously as a competitor you want to be out there and you want to compete, but I was sold on the big picture before I signed here, and nothing’s changed since then.” New York Post

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Stackhouse, now 38, is a reserve for the Nets, his eighth team in 18 seasons as a player. He has accumulated 16,557 points in the league. Stackhouse spent part of the 1997-98 season in Detroit and the entire 2002-03 campaign in Washington being coached by the Sixers’ Doug Collins. “‘Doug has unbelievable passion for the game,” Stackhouse said. “It can be borderline manic at times. He can get a little wound up.” Stackhouse also praised Collins for his understanding of the game and ability to devise plays at crunch time. “He used to draw up stuff not even in our playbook in the last seconds of the game and you would be wide open,” Stackhouse said. “It’s just up to you to make the shot.” phillyburbs.com

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In her latest one-on-one (and black-and-white) interview in the "In-Bounds" series, Alyonka Larionov sits down with Jerry Stackhouse. She talks with Stack about his motivation: never be satisfied: his life long love of Gummi Bears; how he met his wife and what he says as his future after playing, although he is careful to call himself a "basketball lifer." NetsDaily

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In speaking about Hunter, Stackhouse said, “We’re basketball players, we’ve trusted people to handle situations for us, and that was abused…Guys are on different teams in different cities, and nobody’s able to be on the day-to-day with the union, and that was taken advantage of.” Stackhouse will have a key role in deciding who will replace Hunter. “We have to go out and hire a search firm to find the brightest minds. We have to find an executive director eventually. We need to put a face to our union. For now, there are plenty of lawyers dealing with things, said Stackhouse.” BrooklynFans.com

He said that, ideally, the executive director should be someone removed from playing, with knowledge of the sport, to lead the NBPA in the future. One thing Stackhouse emphasized is the role the players need to play, “We have to be more in tune with what’s going on.” BrooklynFans.com

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