Talk to a Wizards supporter about the Michael Jordan period of the franchise, and you happen to be probable to send them screaming and managing absent in the opposite direction. This just isn’t way too much off from how Jerry Stackhouse feels about his time in our nation’s cash when he was a teammate of the then-forty-yr-outdated superstar.
In an job interview with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Stackhouse reveals just how disgruntled he felt on the Wizards. Not only does Stackhouse say he imagined he was a greater participant than Jordan was at the time, but he also misplaced any admiration he had for the six-time winner.
It’s truly worth noting that Stackhouse felt like managing the offense even though MJ tanked their period and that he was traded from a playoff crew in the Detroit Pistons for Rip Hamilton who would finally assist the Pistons acquire an NBA championship. But most of his worry appears to be to be how the crew revolved all-around the whims of a way-earlier-his-key-but-continue to-proficient superstar instead than Stackhouse, who was in his late 20s at the time.
The now-Vanderbilt coach also dealt with accidents throughout his tenure as a Wizard, playing just ninety six of a achievable 164 whole games. His most effective period was his first, the place he averaged 21.5 factors, four.5 assists and three.seven rebounds for every game in the 2002-03 period — Jordan, for what it is really truly worth, averaged twenty. factors, six.one rebounds, three.eight assists and one.5 steals for every game in his final period. Stackhouse was traded to Dallas in 2004, alongside with Christian Laettner and a first-rounder, for Antawn Jamison.