Jerry Stackhouse has been named head coach of Raptors 905, Toronto’s affiliate in the D-League, the team announced today. Stackhouse replaces Jesse Mermuys, who was hired as an assistant with the Lakers in June.
Stackhouse, a two time All-Star who played 18 years in the NBA, served as an assistant coach with the Raptors last season. He coached Toronto’s summer league team in Las Vegas.
“The basketball pedigree that he brings to the 905 bench is as good as it gets in the D-League,” said Raptors 905 GM Dan Tolzman. “We believe that his experience as a successful NBA player along with his year spent learning under Coach [Dwane] Casey on the Raptors staff will go a long way in helping teach the young players within our system what it takes to thrive at the next level.”