The push for big-name coaching talent joining the SEC continues.
According to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, former NBA All-Star and current Memphis Grizzlies assistant Jerry Stackhouse is in “contract negotiations” with the Vanderbilt Commodores.
The deal is not complete, but according to Rothstein, “the two sides are headed towards a marriage.”
Sources: Memphis Grizzlies assistant Jerry Stackhouse is in contract negotiations to become the next head coach at Vanderbilt. Emerged as a primary candidate in the last 24 hours. Nothing final yet, but the two sides are headed towards a marriage.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 1, 2019
Stackhouse played in the NBA from 1995 through 2013, including back-to-back All-Star honors with the Detroit Pistons in 2000 and 2001.
While he hasn’t ever been a head coach at the collegiate level, he did coach the Toronto Raptors’ G-League affiliate, the Raptors 905, to a title and was named G-League Coach of the Year in 2017.
Vanberbilt fired head coach Bryce Drew following a 20-game losing streak and a 0-18 record in conference play, good for worst in school history. In fact, it was the first time the SEC has seen a team fail to win a single game in-conference in 65 years.
He finished with a 40-59 overall record, including just one NCAA Tournament appearance, in three years at the school.