Jerry Stackhouse will officially be the next Vanderbilt head basketball coach. The former North Carolina standout and D-League Coach of the Year will take over his first coaching job at the collegiate level.
The hiring comes on the heels of firing Bryce Drew who was let go after a 9-23 season. The 0-18 record in SEC play was the first winless conference record for Vanderbilt in 65 years. The Commodores finished the season on a 20-game losing streak, a program record.
Drew finishes his Vanderbilt career with a 40-59 record, and one NCAA Tournament appearance in three seasons. His 2018 recruiting class was the highest ranked recruiting class in Vanderbilt history.
Stackhouse most recently was employed with the Memphis Grizzlies as an assistant coach. His 18-year NBA career and numerous accolades should resonate with fans and recruits.
Stackhouse will be facing an uphill battle at Vanderbilt. Star Freshmen Darius Garland and Simi Shittu have already declared for the draft, and 4-star recruit Austin Crowley decommitted following Bryce Drew’s firing.
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