Report: Stackhouse joins Grizzlies as assistant coach
NBA.com Global on Jun 11, 2018 07:32 AM
FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2016, file photo, Toronto Raptors assistant coach Jerry Stackhouse is seen during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons,in Auburn Hills, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
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After making the rounds in early head coaching interviews, Jerry Stackhouse will reportedly take an important step toward ultimately earning that position.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) that Stackhouse, a former NBA All-Star and standout head coach in the NBA G League, will join the Memphis Grizzlies as an assistant coach under JB Bickerstaff.
Toronto G League coach Jerry Stackhouse has agreed to a deal to join the Memphis Grizzlies as an assistant under JB Bickerstaff. Story on ESPN: https://t.co/NVk8AtHB0K— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 10, 2018
Stackhouse was considered in recent coaching searches conducted by the Hornets, Magic and Knicks. All three franchises opted for other candidates, but it is widely expected that Stackhouse's NBA coaching career will only progress from here.
For now, he will help guide a Grizzlies team hoping to rebound from its first season out of the playoffs since 2010, an effort that will be aided by Memphis holding the fourth overall pick in this year's NBA Draft.