BIRTHPLACE: HOUSTON, TX/strong
NBA SEASONS: 14
NBA CHAMPIONSHIPS: 1
Stephen Jackson joins The BIG3 after playing 14 seasons in the NBA with the Brooklyn Nets, Indiana Pacers, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers. His dominance on the court is demonstrated in his scoring range, which extends from the basket to the 3-point line. Jackson has long been considered among the best perimeter defenders in the NBA, due to his toughness, long wingspan and awareness.
Larry Brown, a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and former head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats, readily acknowledges Jackson's ability: "You ask anyone in the league – Stephen is an elite player. He's as bright as anyone I've coached." Former Golden State Warriors head coach Don Nelson, articulates this brief summation of Jackson's game: "I don't think that people realize how good a player Jackson is, he guards every night, he makes plays, he can shoot... He makes everyone around him better."