NEW YORK, Jan. 5, 2016 – Raptors 905 head coach Jerry Stackhouse today was named the NBA Development League Coach of the Month for games played in December.
Stackhouse guided Raptors 905 to a 9-3 record in December, the best month in franchise history. The team won seven straight games to start the month, including a 5-0 mark on the road. Under Stackhouse, Raptors 905 opponents are averaging a league-low 96.8 points per game.
Stackhouse is in his first season as head coach after serving as an assistant with the Toronto Raptors last season. He played 18 seasons in the NBA and was a two-time All-Star. Stackhouse was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the third overall pick in the 1995 NBA Draft.
Other coaches who received consideration for the monthly award were Fort Wayne’s Steve Gansey, Los Angeles’ Coby Karl, Northern Arizona’s Ty Ellis, Oklahoma City’s Mark Daigneault, Sioux Falls’ Nevada Smith and Texas’ Bob MacKinnon.