Raptors to possibly add Jerry Stackhouse to coaching staff

From Doug Smith’s blog earlier today: Jerry Stackhouse. The former player has already been in Toronto to chat with Raptors officials as the search for people to replace the departed Bill Bayno and Tom Sterner. It’s not a done deal by any stretch, I was cautioned, but there is a Dallas connection between Stackhouse and ... Read more

From Doug Smith’s blog earlier today:

Jerry Stackhouse.

The former player has already been in Toronto to chat with Raptors officials as the search for people to replace the departed Bill Bayno and Tom Sterner.

It’s not a done deal by any stretch, I was cautioned, but there is a Dallas connection between Stackhouse and Casey and Stackhouse strikes me as just the kind of tough, “I don’t give a crap” kind of long-serving former player who might be able to show the likes of DeMar DeRozan and Terrence Ross some tricks of the trade.

Apparently the Raptors are intrigued by adding former players to the staff, and Stackhouse could be an easy snatch given his link to an AAU team in Toronto and his ties with Dwane Casey.

It’s an interesting prospect if true that may not have a significant impact either way. He does have experience as an NBA analyst for the Pistons – which means nothing – and his supposed influence on players like DeRozan and Ross could be counter-intuitive, given that his career is the epitome of iso-ball.

Let’s just say that it would be much more exciting if the Raptors were linked with Steve Nash or Chauncey Billups.

Fun fact: Apparently Stackhouse is a retired vegetarian.

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