Raptors 905’s Jerry Stackhouse named D-League coach of the year

And I thought our guys that went down, Freddy and Siakam and those guys, did a great job of going down and playing.”Raptors 905 hosted the Maine Red Claws in Game 2 of the D-League Eastern Conference final Wednesday night, leading the best-of-three series 1-0.Stackhouse played 19 seasons in the NBA following a stellar collegiate career at North Carolina. Raptors 905 head coach Jerry Stackhouse has been named the NBA D-League coach of the year.In his first season as head coach of the Toronto Raptors’ D-League affiliate, Stackhouse led Raptors 905 to its first Central Division title and a league-best 39-11 mark, including a league-record 21-4 road mark. Stackhouse also guided D-League defensive player of the year Edy Tavares and league all-star Axel Toupane to callups from other NBA teams.“He did a great job growing and developing that team,” Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said Wednesday. Raptors 905 continued to improve with a 10-2 record in January and an 11-2 record in March.The Raptors used their D-League affiliate to provide valuable playing minutes for prospects Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam and Bruno Caboclo. Stackhouse received the only coach of the month award in team history after leading Raptors 905 to a 9-3 record in December. He joined the Raptors organization as an assistant coach in 2015. “I saw Tavares got defensive player of the year, that was huge.