Vanderbilt found its man. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Commodores agreed to a six-year deal with Jerry Stackhouse.
After an 18-year NBA career, the North Carolina legend has worked his way up the coaching tree, first serving as an assistant for the Toronto Raptors and then moving to the G-League, winning G-League Coach of the Year in 2017 after leading the Raptors 905 to the G-League title. From there, he became an assistant with the Memphis Grizzlies.
It’s been a crazy few weeks on the coaching carousel, so here’s a rundown of SEC coaches if you’re keeping track at home:
- Alabama: Nate Oates*
- Arkansas: Vacant
- Auburn: Bruce Pearl
- Florida: Mike White
- Georgia: Tom Crean
- Kentucky: John Calipari
- LSU: Will Wade (for now)
- Mississippi State: Ben Howland
- Missouri: Cuonzo Martin
- Ole Miss: Kermit Davis
- South Carolina: Frank Martin
- Tennessee: Rick Barnes
- Texas A&M: Buzz Williams*
- Vanderbilt: Jerry Stackhouse*
* New hires
SEC Basketball ain’t messing around, guys.
UPDATE: Vanderbilt confirmed the news in a press release. Here’s what Stackhouse had to say:
“I am extremely excited to join the Vanderbilt family and build on the incredible accomplishments of its athletics program and men’s basketball program. I look forward to furthering Vanderbilt’s unique approach to athletics — blending a powerhouse competitive spirit with elite academics to holistically develop talented student-athletes and celebrate victories on and off the court.
I would like to thank Malcolm Turner and Chancellor Zeppos for giving me this fantastic opportunity to direct the Vanderbilt men’s basketball program into its next great era.”
Read the rest here.