Stu Jackson

Stu Jackson (born December 11, 1955)

Current position: Commissioner
Current conference: West Coast Conference (WCC)
Teams coached: New York Knicks, Wisconsin Badgers, Vancouver Grizzlies
Wisconsin record: 32-25 (.561)
Overall record^: 32-25 (.561)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1  (1994)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (1993)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1996-1997 Vancouver Grizzlies
1992-1994 Wisconsin
1989-1990 New York Knicks
1987-1989 New York Knicks (asst)
1985-1987 Providence (asst)
1983-1985 Washington State (asst)
1981-1983 Oregon (asst)

Stu Jackson Facts

  • Stuart Wayne Jackson
  • Born December 11, 1955
  • Hometown: Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Alma Mater: Seattle University (BA, 1978)
  • After starring at Reading HS (PA), Jackson played for head coach Dick Harter at Oregon
    • Transferred after three years and finished his career playing for Bill O’Connor at Seattle
  • Started coaching at 1981 back at Oregon, spending two seasons assisting head coach Jim Haney
  • Spent two seasons each on Len Stevens’ staff at Washington State and Rick Pitino‘s at Providence
  • Followed Pitino to the New York Knicks in 1987, then took over as head coach in 1989
    • Went 45-37 during the 1989-90 season, then started the next year 7-8 before resigning in December 1990
    • Later worked for the NBA as director of basketball relations
  • Returned to the college ranks in 1992 when he was hired to be the head coach at Wisconsin
    • Was 32-25 in two seasons in Madison, going to the NIT in 1993 and NCAA in 1994
  • Left in 1994 to become the first president and general manager of the Vancouver Grizzlies, serving in that role for five years
    • Stepped in to coach the Grizzlies for part of the 1996-97 season, going 6-33
  • Returned to working for the NBA in 2000, serving as chair of the Competition Committee
    • Named Executive VP of Basketball Operations in 2007
  • Served as a television studio analyst for NBA games on the Turner networks for five seasons (2013-18)
  • Hired in August 2014 to be senior associate commissioner of the Big East Conference
  • In March 2023, Jackson was hired to be the new commissioner of the West Coast Conference (WCC), based in San Mateo, CA

Stu Jackson Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only