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Kings assistant Jackson tabbed as new G League head coach

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The Sacramento Kings opted out of the G League bubble for the 2020-21 season, but the Stockton Kings will be back in 2021-22, and they need a new front man. 

According to the Kings, assistant coach and former player Bobby Jackson has been tabbed to take over the G League squad for the upcoming season.

Like he did as a player, Jackson has made multiple stops in Sacramento as both an assistant and player development coach. He’s spent the last two seasons on Luke Walton’s staff, after a year as an assistant player development coach under Dave Joerger.

“We are thrilled to have Bobby lead our G League team and continue its development towards our future,” said Sacramento Kings General Manager Monte McNair via press release. “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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The 48-year-old spent three seasons as a collegiate scout for the Kings from 2015-18 and also worked on Paul Westphal’s staff in Sacramento as a player development coach and regional scout from 2010-12. 

As a player, Jackson played with the franchise from 2000-05, during the glory years of Kings basketball. He returned to the team for the 2008-09 season to finish out his 12-year NBA career. 

This is a solid stepping stone move for Jackson in his coaching career. He inherits a team with a strong history of success in the NBA’s minor leagues. It also helps build continuity between Walton’s staff and the G League affiliate.