The Sacramento Kings didn’t should look too far to rent a brand new head coach of their G League affiliate.
The membership introduced assistant coach and former participant Bobby Jackson will take over because the Stockton Kings head coach. Sacramento determined to decide out of final 12 months’s G League season because of the pandemic however will return to motion subsequent season.
Jackson was an assistant to Luke Walton for the previous two seasons. Previous to that, he was an assistant participant growth coach beneath former bench boss Dave Joerger. Jackson is beloved in Sacramento for his contributions as a participant.
He averaged 10.6 factors, 3.2 rebounds and a pair of.2 assists over six seasons with the Kings. Jackson is greatest identified for being part of the Sacramento groups that have been the perfect in franchise historical past. Alongside gamers like Chris Webber and Mike Bibby, Jackson helped the workforce win a franchise-record 61 video games throughout the 2001-02 season. He averaged a career-high 15.2 factors the next season and was named the NBA’s Sixth Man of the 12 months.
“We’re thrilled to have Bobby lead our G League workforce and proceed its growth in direction of our future,” Sacramento common supervisor Monte McNair stated by way of a press launch. “Bobby has been a mainstay within the Kings group for greater than 20 years contributing his relentless arduous work, beneficial information and mentorship over time.”
Jackson has had a number of stints with the workforce as a scout and coach. He first joined Sacramento’s employees in 2010 as a participant growth coach and native scout. Jackson stayed in that position for 2 years earlier than pursuing different ventures. He then returned as a university scout in 2015 and stayed in that position for 3 seasons.