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What’s next for Jerry Stackhouse? Broadcasting? Coaching? Both?

Mar 13, 2013, 1:06 PM EDT

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Jerry Stackhouse’s NBA career is a fascinating one.

When he was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers back in 1995 he was the new face of the franchise, the star, the guy the Sixers were hitching their team to, something he recounts in a great feature at CSNPhilly.com. He remembers getting a hardhat, under-construction tour of what is now the Wells Fargo Center. That was going to be his house.

The next year, the Sixers drafted Allen Iverson and their plans changed.

Stackhouse has spent 18 years in the league, as a guy nearly putting up 30 a game in Detroit (2001) and as the sixth man on a finals team in Dallas (2006). Now he’s the sage veteran at the end of the bench in Brooklyn, a guy very much respected by players and coaches alike around the league.

Stackhouse would like to play 20 years in the NBA, he doesn’t want to walk away yet, he told CSNPhilly.com. But he has started to think about what’s next.

He mentioned broadcasting and coaching as possible options as well — and he would appear to be particularly well-suited for the latter, given the various roles he has filled during his playing career.

“My perfect route would be something like Mark Jackson,” he said, referring to the former broadcaster and current Golden State coach.

Go read the entire story, it’s a great look at the man. Stackhouse goes on to talk about Iverson and how the two likely never would have meshed on the court because of playing styles. And he talks about his versatility and lack of ego, which is why Stackhouse is still getting an NBA paycheck and Iverson is not.

Stackhouse would like to collect a few more of those paychecks before he is done.

  1. cosanostra71 - Mar 13, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    I’ve always liked Stackhouse. He was very fun to watch when he was younger as a high scorer, and he made the successful transition to role player later in his career. He’s even been willing to play the end of the bench depth role in the twilight of it. You don’t play 18 NBA seasons because you’re lucky, you play 18 NBA seasons because you have a ton of talent, a great attitude and a great work ethic. I feel like whatever Stack does post-NBA, he’ll be successful at that too.

  2. 1509lucky - Mar 13, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Sixes kept the wrong guy. We could have built a team around a young Stack,easier then what we tried and failed to do with Iverson.

  3. michaeljordanseviltwin - Mar 13, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    The best NBA game I’ve ever been to was April 5, 1997. Philadelphia 76ers at Charlotte Hornets. Jerry Stackhouse dropped 39 on us and the rookie Allen Iverson went for 32. It was unbelievable to watch those two young guys scoring at will on what I thought was a good Hornets defense. Fortunately, Matt Geiger won the game on an offensive rebound tip in at the buzzer and the sold out Coliseum went crazy. But at the time I definitely thought the Sixers were headed for greatness and championships behind those two guys.

  4. hojo20 - Mar 13, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    I saw Stackhouse play in December 1995 @ the new FleetCenter and the only reason I bought a ticket was to see him in person. Good for him that he has such longevity.

  5. 00maltliquor - Mar 14, 2013 at 2:17 AM

    Stack was NAAASSSTY when he first came out of North Carolina! Can’t believe he’s still in the L though!

  6. txprelude - Mar 14, 2013 at 7:56 AM

    Great work ethic, great team player – Some good times when you were here in Dallas Stack! Thanks.

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