Stackhouse in talks with Vanderbilt, sources say

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Jerry Stackhouse is in talks with Vanderbilt to become its next head coach, sources confirmed to ESPN.

Stackhouse, an assistant coach with the Memphis Grizzlies, was the head coach of the Raptors 905 G League team for two years. He was named Coach of the Year after leading Raptors 905 to the title in 2017. His time in the G League helped build a relationship with Vanderbilt athletic director Malcolm Turner, formerly the president of the league.

Stackhouse played 18 seasons in the NBA before retiring in 2013. He earned two All-Star appearances. He was a star for two seasons at North Carolina, being named a consensus All-American in 1995.

Stackhouse lacks college coaching experience, but he ran his own AAU program, Stackhouse Elite. He coached and helped mentor Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, a fellow native of Kinston, North Carolina.

Stackhouse would replace Bryce Drew, who was fired in March after three seasons at Vanderbilt.

The news was first reported by CBS Sports.