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Jerry Stackhouse Officially Named Head Coach of Raptors 905

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We just became the toughest D-League team by default

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Raptors made an official announcement on Friday that Jerry Stackhouse, who joined the Raptors an assistant coach last season, will be the new head coach of the Raptors 905. He'll replace Jesse Mermuys, who left this offseason to join Luke Walton's new coaching staff in Los Angeles with the Lakers.

In a press release, 905 general manager Dan Tolzman expressed his excitement for adding Stackhouse to the staff, adding, "The basketball pedigree that he brings to the 905 bench is as good as it gets in the D-League. We believe that his experience as a successful NBA player along with his year spent learning under Coach Casey on the Raptors staff will go a long way in helping teach the young players within our system what it takes to thrive at the next level."

"I am honoured to have the opportunity and challenge to lead our D-League team," said Stackhouse. "I appreciate the confidence Masai (Raptors President Masai Ujiri) and Dan have shown in me to continue the development of our younger players."

This is all very exciting, because if we know one thing about Stackhouse, it's that he's going to add some toughness to the 905: