|League||NBA G League|
|Born||March 13, 1973|
East Spencer, North Carolina
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
(Salisbury, North Carolina)
|NBA draft||1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23rd overall|
|Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics|
|Number||13, 24, 8|
|2006–2008||New Orleans / Oklahoma City Hornets|
|2011–2013||Sacramento Kings (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||7,344 (9.7 ppg)|
|Rebounds||2,347 (3.1 rpg)|
|Assists||1,945 (2.6 apg)|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Bobby Jackson (born March 13, 1973) is an American professional basketball coach and former player. He serves as the head coach of the Stockton Kings in the NBA G League, the development affiliate of the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Jackson graduated from Salisbury High School in 1992. He attended Western Nebraska Community College and the University of Minnesota before being selected by the Seattle SuperSonics with the 23rd pick in the 1997 NBA draft. As a Golden Gopher, Bobby Jackson led Minnesota to the Final Four, where they lost to the Kentucky Wildcats. He was traded to the Denver Nuggets prior to his rookie season where he played 68 games before moving on to a more familiar place in Minnesota where he donned a Timberwolves jersey for two seasons.
He is perhaps best known for his years in Sacramento when he played for the Kings from 2000 to 2005, where he was known as "Action Jackson" and was a crowd favorite. In the 2002 NBA Playoffs, after he and his team finished with a 61-21 regular season record, Jackson and the Kings came within one game of making the NBA Finals, eliminated controversially by the Los Angeles Lakers. During the 2002-03 NBA season, Jackson averaged a career-best 15.2 points per game on the way to being named the Sixth Man of the Year. Jackson suffered an abdominal strain early in the 2004–05 season that forced him to miss 51 games. The following season, he was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies for Bonzi Wells.
On July 29, 2008, it was reported that Jackson would be traded by the Rockets back to the Sacramento Kings along with Donté Greene, a 2009 first round draft pick and cash consideration in exchange for Ron Artest (now Metta World Peace). The trade was completed on August 14, due to Greene's rookie contract signing on July 14.
Jackson retired on October 24, 2009. He later became an assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings. On June 5, 2013, new Kings coach Michael Malone announced that the 2012–13 assistant coaches would not be retained for the 2013–14 season.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- Gallagher, Ronnie (July 13, 2001). "NBA star Bobby Jackson comes back for old friends, good hoops". Salisbury Post. Archived from the original on October 7, 2012. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
- "Kings 'robbed' in 2002 Western Conference finals, Tim Donaghy claims”
- https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/j/jacksbo01.html “Bobby Jackson Transactions”
- Stein, Marc (July 30, 2008). "Rockets agree to send pick, Greene, Jackson to Kings for Artest".
- "KINGS ACQUIRE DONTÉ GREENE, BOBBY JACKSON AND A FUTURE FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICK FROM HOUSTON". NBA.com. Retrieved August 14, 2008.
- Former Kings guard Bobby Jackson calls it a career
- Keith Smart, Bobby Jackson join Kings
- "Mike Malone tells assistant Kings coaches they will not be retained". Archived from the original on November 29, 2014. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
- "Wolves hire Jackson, promote David Adelman". NBA.com. Archived from the original on May 12, 2016. Retrieved September 10, 2013.
- "Stockton Kings Name Bobby Jackson Head Coach". OurSports Central. May 27, 2021.