Jerry Stackhouse To Meet With Magic, Hornets

Having already lined up an interview with the Knicks, Jerry Stackhouse also plans to meet with the Magic and Hornets about their head coaching vacancies, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link).

Stackhouse, who had been serving as the head coach of the Raptors 905, Toronto’s G League affiliate, has become a popular up-and-coming NBA head coaching candidate. In his last two seasons with the 905, Stackhouse led the team to back-to-back NBAGL Finals, winning the G League championship in 2017.

The Magic had been viewed as a potential landing spot for Stackhouse once Frank Vogel was fired due to Stackhouse’s link to president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman. Before being hired by Orlando last year, Weltman was the general manager in Toronto.

Meanwhile, the North Carolina connection that made Mitch Kupchak a logical choice as Michael Jordan‘s new president and GM in Charlotte may also help Stackhouse. Like Kupchak and Jordan, Stackhouse played his college ball at UNC.

Stackhouse is the first candidate reported to have an interview with the Magic. As for the Hornets, they also reportedly intend to meet with Spurs assistant Ettore Messina, and have been cited as a possible destination for former Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale.

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5 thoughts on “Jerry Stackhouse To Meet With Magic, Hornets

  1. Dionis

    The Magic need to figure something out, I’d say move the pick for John Wall. John is becoming a misfit on the Wizards and the locker room looks at Beal as the leader and John is losing his stamp on the team. Maybe in a situation like Orlando where he would have clear control over the offense he can vault up the rankings again but his time in Washington should be numbered if they take an exit in the first round these playoffs.

    • acarneglia

      This might be the first time I’ve ever agreed with you Dionis. Trade this years 1st, Vucevic, and Fournier to Washington for Gortat(who wants to go to Orlando), and Wall

      • Dionis

        Question is what does Washington do with the pick they get from Orlando? They won’t have a shot at Ayton which would be the perfect fit.

          • Dionis

            Wendell would fit them, Gortat is limited offensively so they definitely should look to upgrade at center with someone who can actually score down low and get 15-25 points a night with solid defense. Wendell would be ideal.

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