Jerry Stackhouse has reached agreement on a deal to join the Memphis Grizzlies coaching staff, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Stackhouse was serving as head coach of the Raptors 905, G League affiliate of the Toronto Raptors.
Jerry Stackhouse has agreed to a deal to join J.B. Bickerstaff’s coaching staff with the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources told ESPN.
Stackhouse had emerged as a head coaching candidate this spring, interviewing for jobs with New York and Toronto.
Stackhouse impressed the Raptors organization, but the feeling was that he needed more experience before becoming head coach, according to TSN Sports’ Josh Lewenberg. It’s expected that he’ll interview for other head coaching openings, potentially as early as next offseason.
Stackhouse spent 18 seasons as a player in the NBA, suiting up for Philadelphia, Detroit, Washington, Dallas, Milwaukee, Miami, Atlanta and Brooklyn. He became an assistant l with the Raptors in 2015, coaching under the leadership of head coach Dwane Casey.
Stackhouse was named NBA D-League Coach of the Year in 2017, guiding his team to a D-League Championship with a 39-11 record. The outspoken Stackhouse, who turns 44 in November, will now coach under Grizzlies head coach JB Bickerstaff.