Kings name Bobby Jackson as assistant player development coach

The Sacramento Kings today added Bobby Jackson as an assistant player development coach on the staff of head coach Dave Joerger.

Jackson in the past three seasons has worked for the Kings as a collegiate scout. Before that, he worked as a regional scout and player development coach for the Kings in 2010-2012 and the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2013.

The Salisbury, North Carolina native played 12 seasons in the NBA, accruing averages of 9.7 points (.417 FG%, .354 3pt%, .793 FT%), 3.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 0.98 steals and 22.2 minutes per contest in 755 games (started 143), punctuated by an NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award in 2003 as a member of the Kings after registering a career-best 15.2 points (.464 FG%, .379 3pt%, .846 FT%), 3.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.53 steals and 28.4 minutes per game. In addition to six seasons in a Kings uniform (2000-05 & 2008-09), Jackson also played for the Denver Nuggets (1997-98), where he was named to the All-Rookie Second Team, Timberwolves (1998-2000), Memphis Grizzlies (2005-06), New Orleans/OKC Hornets (2006-08) and Houston Rockets (2008).

Before his time as an NBA player, Jackson led the University of Minnesota to the school’s one and only Final Four appearance, posting 15.3 points, 6.1 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. He was named to the 1997 Second All-American team, and was named the Big 10 Player of the Year.