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Former NBA All-Star Jerry Stackhouse in contract negotiations with Vanderbilt

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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.”

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.


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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8 Comments for Former NBA All-Star Jerry Stackhouse in contract negotiations with Vanderbilt

  1. KYJelly
    11:15 am April 2, 2019 Permalink

    It’d be a big hire for Vandy. His name alone will attract talent that wouldn’t consider them otherwise

    • ukjaybrat
      11:25 am April 2, 2019 Permalink

      to be fair. they had recruits coming in. it was the coaching that was the issue. this could just be an identical repeat of the least couple seasons. good recruits on the roster, bad product on the court. we will see though.

    • JT919
      1:10 pm April 2, 2019 Permalink

      Stackhouse has been a very solid coach in the G-league. Curious to see what he can do with high end talent if he can continue attracting it to Vandy.

    • CayutsBy90
      4:19 pm April 2, 2019 Permalink

      True and is needed when there is another former NBA all start coaching in the next city over

  2. CoachCat
    1:40 pm April 2, 2019 Permalink

    He’s running from that dumpster fire at Memphis as fast as he can

    • ClutchCargo
      3:40 pm April 2, 2019 Permalink

      The Grizzlies aren’t exactly killing it, but I wouldn’t consider them a dumpster fire.

  3. makeitstop
    3:39 pm April 2, 2019 Permalink

    Penny Hardaway can’t be happy w that news. We haven’t had to compete much w Vandy apart from Garland so it won’t have much affect on us, and Avery Johnson was a bigger threat w a couple of actual head coaching jobs in the league on his resume.

  4. Luether
    7:07 pm April 2, 2019 Permalink

    My sources say that Vandy will regret canning Byrce Drew…