Former UNC basketball star Jerry Stackhouse lands coaching job in the NBA

The former Tar Heel is now set to join Steve Kerr's staff with the Golden State Warriors.
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After being fired by Vanderbilt following the 2023-2024 season, former UNC basketball star Jerry Stackhouse took some time to find a new coaching gig.

Well, the search has reportedly ended, as Stackhouse is heading back to the NBA.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Stackhouse will reportedly join Steve Kerr's staff with the Golden State Warriors. The former Tar Heel, along with Terry Stotts, are expected to be the two new additions to the Warriors coaching staff for the upcoming season.

Stackhouse spent the last five seasons as the head coach at Vanderbilt, posting a 70-94 record in that span. His best season with the Commodores came during the 2022–23 season, as they program posted a 22-15 record, a season that helped Stackhouse earn the SEC Coach of the Year award.

This won't be Stackhouse's first coaching gig in the NBA, as he has previous experience as an assistant coach prior to taking the job at Vanderbilt. He worked as an assistant coach with both the Toronto Raptors and Memphis Grizzlies, as this role won't be something new for the former Tar Heel.

Joining Steve Kerr's staff with the Warriors seems to be a great fit for Stackhouse as he looks to get his coaching career back on track. After struggling a bit at the helm at Vanderbilt, Stackhouse will have the opportunity to use his own NBA experience to help the Warriors contend for another championship this upcoming season and potentially beyond.

Who knows: maybe Stackhouse's stop in Golden State will lead to him getting another head coaching opportunity elsewhere, whether that is in the NBA or back in the college ranks at some point in the future.