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This 12 months’s NBA teaching carousel has already kicked into excessive gear because the Suns, Knicks, Magic, Hornets, and Grizzlies all have begun teaching searches whereas the Bucks will be a part of that group shortly each time their postseason run ends beneath interim coach Joe Prunty.

The Knicks search is, thus far, essentially the most attention-grabbing of the bunch as they’re concentrating on quite a lot of massive names together with a shock or two, however as tends to occur there’s some overlap within the candidate pool for lots of the groups. David Fizdale is among the hottest names in the marketplace and has recognized curiosity from Phoenix and New York, with the potential for different groups to be within the combine for the ex-Grizzlies head coach as properly.

The opposite sizzling title in the marketplace is Jerry Stackhouse, who has spent his post-playing years constructing fairly the spectacular teaching resume, most not too long ago because the coach of Toronto’s G League group, Raptors 905. Stackhouse’s squad has been a dominant defensive group within the G League, successful the 2017 G League championship and had been the runners-up in 2018. He’s now reaping the rewards of that success by touchdown an interview with the Knicks, and on Monday it was reported he added two extra interviews to his upcoming schedule.

Stackhouse performed 18 seasons within the NBA, lastly hanging it up in 2013 after a season in Brooklyn, and shortly discovered himself as an assistant in Toronto earlier than taking on their G League squad. His means to attach with younger gamers within the G League whereas additionally establishing a group defensive id makes him a powerful candidate for a lot of of those groups poised for a rebuild.

The Magic and Knicks have each already hit the reset button as franchises, whereas the Hornets’ cap sheet signifies they might have to discover a strategy to do the identical quickly, which makes Stackhouse a wise individual to interview for all three groups.

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