Jerry Stackhouse Rumors
K.J. Martin, son of 15-year NBA veteran Kenyon Martin, has signed his national letter of intent to play for new Vanderbilt coach Jerry Stackhouse. The new coach announced the signing Wednesday, saying the 6-foot-6 forward is a welcome addition with his skill, athleticism, toughness and heart. Stackhouse says he can’t wait for Martin to arrive on campus this summer.
Former NBA All-Star Jerry Stackhouse’s first signee as Vanderbilt’s head coach is the son of a Hall of Famer. Vanderbilt announced Thursday that Scotty Pippen Jr., the son of six-time NBA champion Scottie Pippen, has signed a letter of intent to play for the Commodores.
Former Maverick Jerry Stackhouse has been on the coaching fast track since he retired as a player and on Friday Vanderbilt University made it official by announcing Stackhouse as the school’s new head basketball coach. Stackhouse has spent this season as an assistant coach with the Memphis Grizzlies. He started his NBA coaching career as an assistant with the Raptors, then became head coach of Toronto’s G-League team, winning a championship in 2017 when he was that league’s coach of the year. “I’m really happy for him,” Mavericks’ coach Rick Carlisle said. “What an amazing opportunity.
“The thing I really admire about Stack is that he got into coaching and he’s put in the work. He paid the dues. He wanted to coach their G-League team in Toronto so that he could get experience as a head coach. A lot of guys wouldn’t want to do that. That showed real humility and respect for the game. And I think he’ll be an NBA coach at some point. “And he’s got an iron will. I’m sure he’ll turn it around there.”