APRIL 5: Stackhouse has agreed to become the new Vanderbilt head coach, sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports (via Twitter) that the two sides reached an agreement on a six-year contract.
APRIL 1: Grizzlies assistant coach Jerry Stackhouse is negotiating a contract to become Vanderbilt’s head coach, Jon Rothstein of SI.com tweets.
Nothing has been finalized but all indications are that Stackhouse will take over the Commodores’ program. Stackhouse would replace Bryce Drew, who was fired after the season. Vanderbilt went winless in 18 Southeastern Conference games.
Stackhouse joined Memphis’ staff last summer after interviewing for the head coaching jobs at Charlotte, New York and Toronto. He doesn’t have college coaching experience but has been in the professional ranks since retiring as a player after 18 years in the league. He was an assistant under Dwane Casey with the Raptors and coached their G League affiliate, Raptors 905, to two championship finals.
Vanderbilt’s athletic director Malcolm Turner is the former president of the G League.
Hornets assistant Ronald Nored was also a candidate for the Commodores’ job, Evan Daniels of 247Sports tweets.
13 thoughts on “Vanderbilt Hiring Jerry Stackhouse As Head Coach”
Lol I hate this cuz I love Stack and I like Vanderbilt, but I temember a story where MJ used to call Will Perdue “Will Vanderbilt” cuz he thought he sucked and didnt deserve to be associated with Perdue or something
You’ll get your shot in the NBA.
Just don’t mess up like John Calipari… who proved NBA is a different animal, just signed a lifetime contract w/ UK
Thank God he’s a Cat for life. But the NBA would take him back tomorrow. At the time he was a little too young and loud to coach NBA guys. I think he’d take a calmer approach at this point in his career. He also makes more money then all but 3 coaches in the NBA with his current job; where he is worshiped. So I wouldn’t say he messed up.
Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!
Stackhouse is a very risky higher for Vanderbilt. The lack of college coaching experience, even as an assistant concerns me. NBA coaches often fail at the college level (and college coaches fail at the NBA level). I worry about a lack of knowledge of NCAA rules leading to violations. This hire seems to be a reach when there are more experienced college coaches like Thad Matta available. It reeks of Turner doing a favor for a fellow North Carolina alum. Sometimes those moves work out. Often they don’t.
U have lots of concerns
Get a dog
all I got from this comment is that you are a stay in your lane type of person.
I think Stack can take the program hire and hire!
It’s possible he could also be favoriting G-League coaches. Nored was the head coach of the Long Island Nets before becoming an assistant for the Hornets.
Nored has been a hot commodity for some reason. He’s young that always helps.
I wanted the pistons to hire Stack before Dwane Casey became available last off-season. Wish him the best
He has to work with Admissions at a private elite academic institution in a sport where you’re not always recruiting guys with sterling credentials. Duke, Stanford, Northwestern, Georgetown all do this with varying degrees of success. With enough flexibility on the part of the university, Jerry could do big things for the Commodores.
I think he will be a good recruiter. Kids want to prep for NBA and he is a positive.