Jerry Stackhouse was once a marquee name during his prime, and since retiring from playing in 2013 has voiced his aspiration to become a head coach in the NBA.
The 18-year NBA veteran was hired by the Toronto Raptors as an assistant coach in 2015 and has since taken the reigns of head coach of the franchise’s G-League affiliate team Raptors 905. Stackhouse took the G-League job with hopes it would propel him to a head coaching job in the league. Well, it has done just that.
The Charlotte Hornets, New York Knicks, and Orlando Magic plan to interview Stackhouse for their vacant head coaching positions. Charlotte, New York, and Orlando parted ways with coaches Steve Clifford, Frank Vogel, and Jeff Hornacek respectively, last week.
Stackhouse, 43, was a two-time All-Star in his career and was the No. 3 overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1995. He led the Raptors 905 to win the D-League championship in 2016-17 and was named D-League Coach of the Year as well.
Since the Knicks fired Jeff Hornacek and are planning on contacting Jerry Stackhouse as a potential replacement, here's our favorite video of Jeff and Jerry. pic.twitter.com/nPUaCf3r5G
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) April 12, 2018
Funny enough, Stackhouse once fought former Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek in a game in the late 1990’s and now can potentially take his job.
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