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Vanderbilt hiring Jerry Stackhouse


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.


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16 Comments for Vanderbilt hiring Jerry Stackhouse

  1. bwise
    12:02 pm April 5, 2019 Permalink

    This happened a long time ago lol

  2. binarysolo
    12:43 pm April 5, 2019 Permalink

    I’m curious to see how this pans out. This is right after Avery Johnson, an NBA veteran who also coached in the league, pulled the plug on his college contract after 4 years.

  3. UKLugo
    12:45 pm April 5, 2019 Permalink

    Time to get acquainted with that NCAA manual. Unabridged version.

  4. plumloopy
    12:49 pm April 5, 2019 Permalink

    A top academic school with a big name NBA player as a coach will be pretty tempting.

    • Rixter
      1:37 pm April 5, 2019 Permalink

      You think kids today have any idea who Jerry Stackhouse is? I kinda doubt it, he’s been a way a few years

      BTW, Jerry.. Vanderbilt basketball’s “next great era” will also be Vanderbilt basketball’s first great era

    • serdi
      2:22 pm April 5, 2019 Permalink

      Do some historic research…he will not create the first great era. In the 60s and 70s Vanderbilt under Roy Skinner had some great teams and if there would have been 64 teams in the tournament back then instead of 24 and you had to win your conference championship, Vandy would have been in the tournament every year.

      It would be great to see Vandy return to greatness…just feel like could have found somebody more aligned with Vanderbilt culture and class to take over the program instead of a North Carolina at Chapel Hill “graduate.”

    • timbo
      4:08 pm April 5, 2019 Permalink

      My thought was: That’s an incredibly articulate and impressive statement from an alumni of Basket-Weaving University of Chapel Hill.
      The guy is definitely well-spoken.

  5. STLouisBBFan
    1:25 pm April 5, 2019 Permalink

    Pretty solid lineup. I’d put “Vacant” just above Cuonzo Martin for weakest in the league.

  6. serdi
    1:39 pm April 5, 2019 Permalink

    I have never been so disappointed in Vanderbilt University.

    They hired a guy who has a bogus degree at a university were academics matter.

    Roy Skinner must be rolling over in his grave

    • Luether
      3:29 pm April 5, 2019 Permalink

      My sources say that Vandy will regret canning Bryce Drew…

    • catsarerunnin
      5:13 pm April 5, 2019 Permalink

      My sources say you don’t know what a Vandy is….

  7. KayutsBy90
    1:41 pm April 5, 2019 Permalink

    Pen and Jerry are taking over college basketball in the state of Tennessee

  8. CahillsCrossingNT
    5:14 pm April 5, 2019 Permalink

    He’ll get a couple of major targets Calipari wants, just like Penny.

  9. SanDiegoDave
    8:18 pm April 5, 2019 Permalink

    Oh, thank God Vandy didn’t hire John Thompson III.

  10. FKCat
    8:59 pm April 5, 2019 Permalink

    Did they tell him that Vandy players actually have to go to class???

  11. fairway gal
    9:22 pm April 5, 2019 Permalink

    Ha ha….how could Vandy, the SEC’s school of high academic standards, hire a coach with a degree in Afro American Studies from Carolina ??? Does he know that at Vanderbilt students actually have to go to classes and write their own papers.?