HoopsHype Stu Jackson rumors

December 6, 2013 Updates

Former NBA executive vice president of operations Stu Jackson is joining NBA TV, providing analysis on rules, discipline and other areas that he oversaw in the league office. He also will take questions from fans on Twitter and give his insights on NBA.com. Jackson left his position on Aug. 1 after more than 13 years at the league, where he was in charge of all matters relating to play on the court. He said moving into broadcasting will give him a chance to stay involved. "It's something that it gives me a platform to talk about issues surrounding the NBA which are near to me," Jackson said. "It's a good way to obviously be out there and still be a part of the NBA." Boston Herald

December 5, 2013 Updates

Dave McMenamin: Former league disciplinarian honcho Stu Jackson is joining NBA TV as an analyst and is also on Twitter: @StuJackson32 Twitter @mcten

July 29, 2013 Updates

In an effort to lift itself from the dysfunction and ineffectiveness of the Billy Hunter-Derek Fisher regime, the NBA players association has spent the past month identifying four candidates to succeed Hunter as executive director. Led by 18-year veteran Jerry Stackhouse, the NBPA has narrowed its options to former NBA coach and league executive Stu Jackson, Pistons legend and former NBA coach Isiah Thomas, former Madison Square Garden executive Steve Mills and Charlotte Bobcats president Fred Whitfield, FOXSports.com has learned. Sports attorney David Cornwell is said to be a longshot candidate. “I’m totally denying we are down to those four prospects,” Stackhouse told me Sunday afternoon. “Those are just four well-known guys, guys who know our business, guys who have ideas we wanted to hear from. They are not the only guys we want the search firm to vet. I haven’t even had a chance to talk with Fred Whitfield yet. I was planning to do that on Monday.” FOXSports.com

July 10, 2013 Updates
June 12, 2013 Updates

The committee is also recommending that a new rule be put in place to prevent players from standing out of bounds on offense in halfcourt sets. Jackson said this is an increasing trend that they have seen this season, with players on offense standing out of bounds in half-court offense in an effort to suck the perimeter defense further away from the paint and create better spacing. Under the proposed change, any player committing what would be a new infraction would be whistled for a violation, and the ball would change possession. Jackson said this wouldn't apply to a player who runs out of bounds while curling around a screen or trying to separate from a defender, only when he is stationary and standing out of bounds during a halfcourt offensive set. USA Today Sports

May 25, 2013 Updates

The NBA is reviewing Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade's elbow to Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson's head, a person familiar with the review told USA TODAY Sports under the condition of anonymity. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak while NBA vice president of basketball Stu Jackson's office looked at the play. USA Today Sports

March 30, 2013 Updates

Stu Jackson has long overseen basketball operations for the NBA, but he's begun the pursuit of returning to the front office of a team, sources told Yahoo! Sports. The restructuring of the league office could ultimately be dramatic, and those within the NBA are watching closely to understand how it'll eventually trickle down to the product on the floor. Yahoo! Sports

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In the eyes of the NBA, a flagrant foul 2 and ejection were enough discipline for Kings center DeMarcus Cousins. Cousins was not suspended for Wednesday's game against the Chicago Bulls. He was thrown out of Sunday's loss to Milwaukee for landing an elbow to the back of Milwaukee forward Mike Dunleavy's head shortly after being called for a technical foul in the third quarter. Kings coach Keith Smart received the news in a conversation with Stu Jackson, the NBA executive vice president of basketball operations. "It wasn't anything that warranted a suspension or anything like that, so he's cleared," Smart said. Sacramento Bee

Smart said he was "not shocked" that Cousins didn't receive his third suspension from the league. "I didn't know," Smart said. "I just stayed neutral. In this case, it was just a very unusual storm because you actually had an injury there as well as the other situation. So the whole focal point was moving forward anyway because you knew he wasn't going to be playing in this game for sure." Sacramento Bee

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