HoopsHype Jerry Stackhouse rumors

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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

April 11, 2013 Updates

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

March 19, 2013 Updates

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

March 11, 2013 Updates

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

March 8, 2013 Updates

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

March 5, 2013 Updates

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

February 19, 2013 Updates

By the time the meeting had ended, executive director Billy Hunter had been dismissed, and Stackhouse had been elected to a newly formed executive committee as its first vice president, helping to shepherd in what he called a “transitional period” for the NBPA. “The most important thing was rehashing the stuff with Hunter and making a decision to move forward,” Stackhouse told The Post Tuesday morning. “Obviously there was a lot of things that happened over the years, but we focused on moving forward right now. “We’ve had some system malfunctions, but the group we have now is a good group of guys that is committed to doing whatever it takes to put the union [in a better place]. We’re not in a bad place financially, or anything like that, but it could be better.” New York Post

“It’s really important,” Stackhouse said. “Our superstars got somewhat alienated under Hunter because there was so much focus on the middle class and the lower-level guys. “It was somewhat of a ‘divide-and-conquer’ [strategy] … it sounds great that you created a [higher] average salary and all of this type of thing, but it was more [about] having more of those guys on your side, even though it’s a superstar driven league. New York Post

As part of those criticisms of the union leadership, Stackhouse had publicly pushed for a more democratic process to go into every decision the group makes, among other changes. It was a big reason why he was so intent on being present at the meeting in Houston, and when he presented those views to the players, he found the room to be in agreement with him. “Everybody was very receptive to my ideas,” Stackhouse said. “Now, it’s just kind of getting in and locking those ideas down. Nobody really had, I guess, the guts to step up and challenge and say, ‘Everybody here works for us, we don’t work for you. You have to take some consideration for how we feel and what we want, because at the end of the day, it’s our union.’ “I think that’s established now.” New York Post

February 17, 2013 Updates

James, who previously had taken a limited role in union affairs in his NBA career, was joined by the Nets’ Jerry Stackhouse and Denver’s Andre Iguodala on Saturday as being among the most outspoken players in demanding change at the top. “To his credit, LeBron asked a lot of questions concerning Hunter’s legal problems,’’ said one person who was briefed by several players on the meeting. “But really, everyone’s minds were made up before the meeting. LeBron stayed longer than he needed to. He called for Billy's firing. But so did Jerry Stackhouse and Andre Iguodala and several other players. LeBron was very good talking about the need for players to do more with the union and to have more representation.’’ New York Daily News

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