Kings Hire Bobby Jackson To Coach G League Franchise

Former Kings guard Bobby Jackson has been named head coach of the Stockton Kings, Sacramento’s G League affiliate.

The Kings announced the move in a press release.

“We are thrilled to have Bobby lead our G League team and continue its development towards our future,” Kings general manager Monte McNair said in the statement. “Bobby has been a mainstay in the Kings organization for more than two decades contributing his relentless hard work, valuable knowledge and mentorship over time.”

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Stockton did not participate in the G League bubble in Orlando this past season, but is gearing up for a return in 2021-22.

Stockton general manager Paul Johnson also praised the Jackson hiring.

“I am excited to be in lockstep with Bobby in the development of the Stockton Kings,” Johnson said. “Bobby is a consummate professional and we are looking forward to getting to work.”

Jackson, 48, spent five years with the Kings during their most-successful seasons in Sacramento in the early 2000s, being named NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2003. He played 12 years overall, also serving stints with the Nuggets, Timberwolves, Grizzlies, Hornets and Rockets.

He rejoined the franchise in 2008-09, the final season of his playing career.

Eventually, he became an assistant under Kings coach Paul Westphal in 2011. Jackson then joined the Timberwolves as a player development coach in 2013, returning to the Kings in 2015 as a scout.

He returned to a role as an assistant under former coach Dave Joerger in 2018, then was promoted to assistant coach/player development coach under Luke Walton in 2019.

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