Vanderbilt ‘Zeroed’ In On Jerry Stackhouse To Be The Program’s Next Basketball Coach

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Vanderbilt is eyeing up Jerry Stackhouse as the program’s new basketball coach.

According to Jeff Goodman, the Commodores are “zeroed” in on the former NBA star and current G-League coach for the position.

This is a terrible idea. Terrible. The SEC is doing its best to beef up its coaching ranks, and why would anybody believe that Stackhouse is the man who should take over Vanderbilt?

The idea that playing in the NBA and then having some minor coaching experience qualifies you for a major college job is laughable. It’s downright laughable. (RELATED: San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich Won’t Commit To Coaching Next Season)


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I don’t have anything against Stackhouse. I don’t know the guy, but I get paid to call things as I see them. Hiring him would be a massive mistake.

If Vandy wants to improve quickly, they should find a good mid-major coach on the rise and lure him away. That’s a winning strategy.


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Hiring the former Detroit Pistons star isn’t even close to a good idea. If they go through with this call, Vandy is fixing to get smoked for years to come.

I hope I’m wrong, but I rarely am when it comes to stuff like this.

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