Vanderbilt introduces Jerry Stackhouse as head basketball coach

Posted at 10:41 AM, Apr 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-08 14:07:05-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Vanderbilt University introduced Jerry Stackhouse as its new men's basketball coach on Monday.

The 44-year-old was hired Friday after serving as an assistant coach for the Memphis Grizzlies.

Stackhouse is an outside of the box hire with no college coaching experience, but is considered a good developer of talent with his only head coaching stop coming in the NBA’s development league.

Before being hired by the Grizzlies, Stackhouse was as an assistant for the Raptors, working as the franchise's D-league team head coach

Prior to that, Stackhouse played 18 seasons in the NBA with the Pistons, Wizards, Mavericks, Bucks, Heat, Hawks and Nets.

Vanderbilt parted ways with Bryce Drew last month after a 9-23 season in which the Commodores went 0-18 in SEC play.