Jerry Stackhouse Rumors
The Memphis Grizzlies have named Jerry Stackhouse, Nick Van Exel and six others as assistant coaches. Coach J.B. Bickerstaff says his staff will emphasize “discipline, grit, physical and mental toughness.” Along with Stackhouse and Van Exel, it will include Chad Forcier, Greg Buckner, Vitaly Potapenko and Adam Mazarei as assistants and J.J. Outlaw and Kevin Burleson as assistant coaches for player development.
Jerry Stackhouse has agreed to a deal to join JB Bickerstaff’s coaching staff with the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources told ESPN. Stackhouse had emerged as a head coaching candidate this spring, interviewing for jobs with Charlotte and Toronto.
It doesn’t appear former Pistons star and Gatorade League coach Jerry Stackhouse nor San Antonio Spurs assistant Becky Hammon have garnered the franchise’s interest. The Free Press spoke with two NBA officials with a team involved in an offseason coaching search to assess Stackhouse and to handicap the coaching landscape the Pistons and Gores are trying to navigate.
“Stackhouse interviews well,” one source said. “He knows his Xs and Os and relates well with young players.” But his intensity was noted and he isn’t afraid to speak his mind. “He does rub some people the wrong way,” the source conceded.
Shams Charania: The Toronto Raptors interviewed Jerry Stackhouse, head coach of G League affiliate Raptors 905, last week in Chicago for the team’s head coach opening, league sources tell Yahoo.
Another coaching candidate could be former Piston Jerry Stackhouse, who was an assistant with the Raptors and head coach of their development league team. Stackhouse, 43, won coach of the year and took the Raptors to the championship game.