Stackhouse: "I Want To Be A Leader"

Mar 3, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks shooting guard Jerry Stackhouse (42) works against Milwaukee Bucks point guard Beno Udrih (19) during the second half at Philips Arena. The Hawks won 99-94. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE

In an interview with the Chapel Hill Herald-Sun after he hit a game-winner at a pro-am game a week ago, 37-year-old Jerry Stackhouse talked about his goals with the Nets and how he's really not surprised that he wound up in New York at career's end.

I always thought I would play in New York before my career was over; I never thought it be in Brooklyn though. I'm looking to come in and contribute, but at the same time be a veteran and a leader for a group that’s talented, that went from here (low) to here (high) really fast, and with it being a new team and all the excitement of being in New York."

Stackhouse played for Avery Johnson in Dallas and it's believed Johnson pressed for his signing. He's said he wants to use his time with the Nets to transition to coaching.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join NetsDaily

You must be a member of NetsDaily to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at NetsDaily. You should read them.

Join NetsDaily

You must be a member of NetsDaily to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at NetsDaily. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker