In their press release, the Kings speak of a “legend” to evoke Bobby Jackson, named new coach of the Stockton Kings (G-League).
The former leader of Sacramento (from 2000 to 2005 and then in 2008-2009, for his 12th and last season in the NBA), has indeed marked by his style, mixing a sense of spectacle and aggressiveness when leaving the bench, which had notably allowed him to win the best sixth man trophy in 2003 (15.2 points at 38% 3-point success, 3.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.2 interceptions on average per game).
After his playing career, Bobby Jackson was enlisted in 2010 as a regional scout and coach in charge of the development of Kings players. He then made a small infidelity to his club of heart by leaving for Minnesota in 2013 (with his former coach in California, Rick Adelman) before returning to California.
Between 2015 and 2018, he was a scout specializing in the university championship, before returning to assistant-coach in charge of player development for the past two years.
The enthronement of Bobby Jackson at the head of the Stockton Kings, it is also the occasion to replay a very good clip of his most beautiful highlights within these superb Kings of the early 2000s.