Stackhouse playing with the Milwaukee Bucks
|No. 42 - Atlanta Hawks|
|Small forward / Shooting guard|
|Date of birth: November 5, 1974|
|Place of birth: Kinston, North Carolina|
|Height: 6 ft 6 in||Weight: 218 lbs|
|NBA Draft||1995; Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd|
|Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Jerry Stackhouse at NBA.com|
Stackhouse attended the University of North Carolina and declared his eligibility for the NBA draft following his sophomore season with the Tar Heels. He was selected in the first round of the 1995 NBA Draft with the third pick by the Philadelphia 76ers. At one time he was called the "Next Jordan" since both players played at North Carolina and the fact that both were the same height: 6' 6".
In his first season with the 76ers, Stackhouse led his team with a 19.2 points per game (PPG) average, and was named to the NBA's All-Rookie team. In 1996 the 76ers drafted Allen Iverson. Combined, the two posted 44.2 points per game for the Sixers in the 1996-97 season.
Midway through the 1997-98 season, Stackhouse was dealt to the Detroit Pistons with Eric Montross for Theo Ratliff, Aaron McKie and future considerations. By the 1999-2000 season, his second full season with the Pistons, Stackhouse was averaging 23.6 points per game. A year later, he had a career-high average of 29.8 points per game. In a late season victory over the Chicago Bulls, he set the Pistons' franchise record and the league's season high for points in a game with 57 points. Still, because he consistently posted low shooting percentages, fans took to calling him "Brickhouse" (the slang term "brick" means a badly missed shot). Stackhouse saw his final action as a Piston with Detroit's elimination in the second round of the 2001-02 NBA playoffs.
During the 2002 offseason, Stackhouse was traded to the Washington Wizards in a six-player deal, the major name involved in the deal being Richard Hamilton. Evidently, Detroit saw something in Hamilton they did not see in Stackhouse, and most would agree this trade was instrumental in Detroit's pursuit of a championship.
In his first season with Washington, Stackhouse led the Wizards in points and assists per game with 21.5 and 4.5 respectively. He missed most of the 2003-04 season while recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, playing in only 26 games.
In the 2004 offseason, Stackhouse–along with Christian Laettner and the Wizards' first-round draft pick (Devin Harris)–was traded to the Dallas Mavericks, for Antawn Jamison. Benched for 41 games during his first two seasons with Dallas thanks to groin and continued knee problems, Stackhouse now serves an important role for the Mavericks as a high-scoring sixth man. During the 2004-05 playoffs, Stackhouse began wearing tights during games to keep his legs warm to aid his groin injury and hold his thigh sleeves in place; the practice quickly became a trend among NBA players, with Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and others adopting tights the following season.
As of the end of the 2005-06 NBA season, Stackhouse was still coming off the bench as the 6th man for the Dallas Mavericks. Although he had been a significant factor in the team's initial NBA Finals series lead over the Miami Heat, the Heat eventually won the series 4-2. On June 16, 2006, NBA Vice President of Basketball Operations Stu Jackson released a statement that Stackhouse would be suspended for Game 5 of the NBA Finals series for a flagrant foul on Shaquille O'Neal. Jackson called the foul excessive and said it warranted a suspension. This action made Stackhouse the third player from the Mavericks suspended during the 2006 playoffs (Jason Terry was suspended for one game for punching San Antonio Spurs guard Michael Finley in the groin and D.J. Mbenga was suspended six games for walking into the stands during Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference Finals). On October 23, 2010, He was signed by the waby the Miami Heat, In November he was waived to make room for Erick Dampier
- He is a singer of some note and has twice performed the National Anthem before Mavericks' home games.
- He has appeared in the Video Games NBA Jam Extreme, NBA Hangtime, NBA Showtime: NBA on NBC, and NBA Jam (2003).
- Became the 106th NBA player to score 15,000 career points, only 1 game after teammate Dirk Nowitzki surpassed 15,000 points.
- He chose the number 42 as a tribute to baseball player Jackie Robinson, the first black man to integrate American professional sports. He illustrated this on MLB's Jackie Robinson Day (April 15, 2007), by requesting to wear the name "Robinson" on his jersey instead of his own, but the NBA denied his request. Instead, he wrote Jackie's name on his shoes.