It's only been three years since Jerry Stackhouse stopped playing in NBA games, but his post-playing career is already blossoming. Shortly after Stackhouse retired, he jumped into some TV work with the Detroit Pistons broadcast and for NBA TV. But getting back near the court didn't take long for him. Before the 2015-16 season, Stackhouse was hired by Dwane Casey and the Toronto Raptors to join the assistant staff.
One year later, Stackhouse is getting the sidelines all to himself. He won't be coaching at the NBA level yet, but Stackhouse is already being given the head-coaching position for the Raptors' D-League franchise, the Raptors 905. This will be their second year as a D-League franchise.
League sources have informed Upside & Motor that the Raptors 905 are expected to name Jerry Stackhouse as their new head coach for the 2016-17 season. The 905 are the D-League affiliate of the Toronto Raptors and were an expansion team last season.
Stackhouse was already a very respected voice in helping players out in his one year on the Raptors coaching staff. It's not a surprise that he's rocketing up the coaching ranks and being given more responsibility so quickly. He was a very smart player and a veteran presence teams loved having around young players learning how to be professionals during the end of Stackhouse's career.
The Raptors were very active with shuttling players back and forth between the end of their NBA roster and learning from valuable playing time in the D-League.