HoopsHype Jerry Stackhouse rumors

February 19, 2013 Updates

“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

February 16, 2013 Updates
February 7, 2013 Updates

Stackhouse says Hunter isn't the only one who needs to be shown the door. "Derek has stepped up and has really tried to grab the reins but I think he has to go too," he said. "If you're not aware of everything that's happened on your watch for so long, I think the whole system is flawed." Hunter recently spoke with the New York Times to defend his record of leadership, and Stackhouse said that was expected, while also pointing out the way the game has changed since 1995. "He's talked so much about what he's done," Stackhouse said. "We have shorter salaries, a hard cap. Make sure you take credit for that, too." Detroit News

"I plan on going to make my point. I won't be surprised if Billy was there, with all he's done he'll try to show his face and act as if business as usual," Stackhouse said. "The same thing with Derek. They can't operate as if business as usual. They've shown their flaws too much to still continue in their positions." Stackhouse wants the current players to be educated about what's happening now, and is even taking a more extreme stance since he clearly believes in wholesale change. He wants the executive committee — which includes superstar Chris Paul — gone too. "The important thing is, it's nothing pressing as far as collective bargaining," said Stackhouse, as the current CBA isn't up for another five years. "We should take this time and figure out the best direction for our union. I don't think the way it is set up now is really what it should be. Everything (should change)." Detroit News

January 24, 2013 Updates

As Jerry Stackhouse noted at one point during a tete-a-tete with Nets fans Wednesday night, "I like to argue sometimes! Lol." Indeed, he does. After fans tweeted that Stackhouse hadn't been playing well lately (with some noting they preferred minutes go to MarShon Brooks, he responded in kind. NetsDaily

In perhaps, his angriest tweet, a direct message saved and posted in NetsDaily comments, Stackhouse offered this defense. jerrystackhouse Jerry Stackhouse @BSchulzBKN I play 5-8 mins take 1-3 shots that haven't been falling and we're still plus when I'm in the game so ... stfu NetsDaily

But while a lot of attention is being paid to Grant Hill’s kicks, FILA actually kicked off their comeback with another endorser during that time, Brooklyn Nets guard Jerry Stackhouse. The timeless wonder, who also doubles as the guy you would least like to mess with under any circumstances, has rocked his signature shoe, the FILA Stackhouse, during several games this season. And during last night’s contest against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Stackhouse wore a grey “Camo” colorway that has never before been released. Kicks On Fire

Unfortunately, it looks like the “Camo” will stay unreleased as there is no information at the moment of that particular colorway dropping. But I don’t think Stackhouse and the Nets are going to mind too much as the team has gone 12-2 since P.J. Carlisemo took over as the team’s head coach. As for the rest of the night in kicks, Russell Westbrook liked the “Black Flip” so much he had to rock it again, Tony Allen continues to support the adidas Rose 3 movement and the Memphis Grizzlies decided that yellow was the color of the day. Kicks On Fire

January 21, 2013 Updates

As one league scout said about the Nets: "They're not playing different, really, but they're playing harder." It also sure does help when more of the shots go in the basket, no matter who is drawing them up. "Whenever you have a guy that means that much to you, your franchise player, when Deron picked it up, we picked it up," Nets veteran Jerry Stackhouse said. "I don't think there's any coincidence. Yeah, the coaching change, you can spin that all you want to, but the guys on the court are the ones who really matter." ESPN.com

January 11, 2013 Updates

Rasheed Wallace, once Stackhouse's running mate at the University of North Carolina, was on the losing end of that first Brooklyn–New York battle. Wallace missed nine of his 11 shots. It's true, the ball don't lie. Nor do the lasting careers of two of the league's locker room sages. They've been allies, All-Stars, contributors, opponents, retirees, returnees, lightning rods, and — perhaps most importantly — chameleons, adept at adapting to their ever-evolving NBA roles. Both 38 years old, both hoping for one last playoff run, it's been nearly two decades since Sheed and Stack first met at Chapel Hill. "You're not going to beat Father Time," Stackhouse said. "He's going to catch up with us all. But I think we can manage him. I think that's what I learned to do. Playing less minutes, absorbing a little less of a role than I would customarily want … taking my wants out of the equation and putting other people's at the forefront. When I was pushing, pushing, pushing for what I really wanted, it seemed like I never really got it." Grantland

"I had a referee tell me he didn't like coming to the Rose Garden because he knew it was going to be a battle with Rasheed," remembers Nash, who took over the Blazers in 2003. When asked for comment, NBA officials declined to speak for this story. "Despite the fact he's had a marvelous career, I think it could have been better," Nash says. "But he was never about personal accolades. He was a team player, wanted to win, and coaches had a high regard for him, which is evidenced now. The fan base in Portland was probably equally divided. He had a lot of supporters because they liked his play. But he had a lot of detractors, too, because he wasn't fan-friendly. He was also difficult with the media, so the media never portrayed him in a favorable light. That's a shame in some ways, but it was his doing." Grantland

That first Dallas season also featured the defining Jerry Stackhouse, Tough Guy story. It happened after Utah rookie Kirk Snyder took a cheap shot at him under the basket during a game. Stackhouse retaliated with one of his own. Both men thought they were even. Nope. They bumped into each other a few plays later and … well, Stackhouse can explain the rest. "Boom, he punched me in the stomach with an open fist," Stackhouse said, incredulously. "I was like, 'OK, I can go crazy right now and get suspended for two or three games and lose this money.' The smart side of me said, 'No, I'm not going to do that. But I'm going to get this boy.' You don't put your hands on me. I can deal with a lot of verbal stuff and wolfing and all that, but you put your hands on me, no. And I thought I had cleaned it up, but obviously I hadn't." When the game ended, Stackhouse recalls asking the training staff for a warm-up suit, then waiting on the docks where Utah's bus would depart. "I ain't even shower," Stackhouse recalls. "I put on some sweats, some sneakers, and I went and stood in the tunnel. As soon as [Snyder] came out, I fired on him. I got in a couple. That was it. I don't know where all these security people came from. It probably lasted 20 seconds. Everybody pulled me off and that was it." Grantland

On the day of the second Nets-Knicks game in December, Wallace finally talked — barely. Asked if he was proud of his and Stackhouse's longevity, Wallace responded, "Hell yeah. We just know how to take care of our bodies doing what we do.12 We've had damn near every injury you can have happen to us throughout our career. But you've got to stay with it, know how to take care of your body. You can't take it for granted." Nor will Wallace take his comeback for granted. "I'm glad to see that I still have a lot of fans left in the basketball world," he said. "There's been a lot of people on the streets, when I'm out at restaurants or off of the basketball court, a lot of people say they're glad to see me back — to see, I guess, real basketball, post play and this and that, depending on who the fan is. It's a good thing, though. I'm not downplaying it or anything. It's definitely good." Grantland

January 8, 2013 Updates
December 28, 2012 Updates

“I think he’s the logical choice,” Nets guard Jerry Stackhouse said. “He’s been in a lot of big-time situations. That’s who he is. If I’m an owner or a general manager and I’m going to make a coaching change, he’d definitely be the first guy I’d see if he had any interest.” New York Daily News

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