Stu Jackson

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Stuart Wayne Jackson (born December 11, 1955) is an American basketball executive and former basketball coach. He serves as the associate commissioner for the Big East. Jackson has coached the New York Knicks from 1989 to 1990, and the Vancouver Grizzlies in 1997, and has also served as the Grizzlies' general manager. He is the former executive vice president of the National Basketball Association (NBA).


Jackson played basketball at the University of Oregon and Seattle University.[1] He worked as an associate coach and head recruiting coordinator under Rick Pitino at Providence College from 1985 to 1987. He also worked as an assistant coach at Washington State University from 1983 to 1985 and at the University of Oregon from 1981 through 1983. Jackson was named the head coach of the New York Knicks in 1989 at the age of 33, becoming the then second-youngest head coach in NBA history. The Knicks went 52–45 during his tenure, upsetting the Boston Celtics in the 1990 playoffs before losing to the eventual NBA champions Detroit Pistons.

He was head coach of the Wisconsin Badgers in the 1992–93 and 1993–94 seasons, leading the Badgers to the 1994 NCAA Tournament.[1] He was general manager of the NBA's Vancouver Grizzlies for the franchise's first five seasons, during which the Grizzlies lost 300 of 378 games. In June 2007, he became the executive vice president of basketball operations for the NBA, a league official whose duties included penalizing players for on-court misconduct. His duties included being in charge of on-the-court operations, scheduling, game rules, conduct, discipline and serving as the chair of the Competition Committee. Jackson holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Seattle University. Jackson resides in New York with his four daughters.[1]

NBA head coaching record[edit]

Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %
Playoffs PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win–loss %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
New York 1989–90 82 45 37 .549 3rd in Atlantic 10 4 6 .400 Lost in Conference Semifinals
New York 1990–91 15 7 8 .467 (resigned)
Vancouver 1996–97 39 6 33 .154 7th in Midwest Missed playoffs
Career 136 58 78 .426 10 4 6 .400


  1. ^ a b c "NBA Careers". NBA Careers. Retrieved May 26, 2017.

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