There are just three head coaches in the NBA who never had been a coach anywhere else before. Jerry Stackhouse would like to join that club.
I kind of like the Mark Jackson blueprint, the Atlanta guard said about the possibility of being a broadcaster between his playing career and being named an NBA head coach. His blueprint is ideal.
Jackson is in his first season coaching Golden State after having been a television analyst after his playing career ended in 2004. The other NBA bosses who had no prior coaching experience are Bostons Doc Rivers, who over Orlando in 1999, three years after his playing career ended, and Houstons Kevin McHale. But McHale had been in Minnesotas front office for a decade before he got his first crack at coaching as the Timberwolves' interim boss in 2004-05.
Stackhouse, 37, also believes he could become an NBA head coach without being an NBA assistant or coaching anywhere else. He believes his 17-year playing career has provided him with the ability to...