Raptors 905 head coach Stackhouse named D-League coach of the year
In this Feb. 28, 2016, file photo, then Toronto Raptors assistant coach Jerry Stackhouse is seen during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, in Auburn Hills, Mich. Stackhouse has been named the NBA D-League coach of the year. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, April 19, 2017 1:49PM EDT
TORONTO - Raptors 905 head coach Jerry Stackhouse has been named the NBA D-League coach of the year.
In his first season as head coach, Stackhouse led Raptors 905 to its first Central Division title and a league-best 39-11 mark, including a D-League record 21-4 on the road.
Stackhouse received the only coach of the month award in team history after leading Raptors 905 to a 9-3 record in December. Raptors 905 continued to improve with a 10-2 record in January and an 11-2 record in March.
Raptors 905 hosted the Maine Red Claws in Game 2 of the D-League Eastern Conference final Wednesday night, leading the best-of-three series 1-0.
Stackhouse played 19 seasons in the NBA following a stellar collegiate career at North Carolina. He joined the Raptors organization as an assistant coach in 2015.