April 7th, 2016 at 6:28 PM ^

If this hiring is true, Beilein is definitely not hiring dad to get the son -- you only do that with 5-star recruits.

Jermaine seems to be a pretty good player, though. Already has offers from EMU, Auburn, Georgia Tech and SMU.…

Update: coincidentally, I was just reading the News, and Mr. Jackson (Jr.), along with Austin Davis, made the All-State "Dream" team.…


April 7th, 2016 at 6:38 PM ^

That's weird. He has offers from numerous Power 5 schools, and they don't even slap a generic two or three star label on him? Plus, it's not like he plays in the U.P. -- he plays in Metro Detroit for a good program.

Regardless, I am 100% sure, if Jermaine Sr. is hired, it is not b/c Beilein wants to lock up Jr.

turd ferguson

April 7th, 2016 at 6:13 PM ^

During his playing days, the guy definitely got around.  His Wikipedia playing career looks both amazing and brutal:

1999–2000 Detroit Pistons
2000 Yakima Sun Kings (CBA)
2001 Quad City Thunder (CBA)
2001 Müller Verona (Italy)
2001 Kansas Cagerz (USBL)
2001–2002 Flint Fuze (CBA)
2002 Toronto Raptors
2002 Great Lakes Storm (CBA)
2002–2003 Toronto Raptors
2003 Atlanta Hawks
2003 Great Lakes Storm (CBA)
2003 Aris BC (Greece)
2004 Pallacanestro Treviso (Italy)
2004–2005 Pamesa Valencia (Spain)
2005 Great Lakes Storm (CBA)
2005 New York Knicks
2005–2006 Milwaukee Bucks
2006–2007 Azovmash Mariupol (Ukraine)
2007–2008 Baloncesto León (Spain)
2008–2009 Snaidero Udine (Italy)
2009–2010 Central Entrerriano (Argentina)
2010–2011 Lobos Grises (Mexico)
2011–2012 Maccabi Haifa B.C. (Israel)


April 7th, 2016 at 9:56 PM ^

Gonzaga makes this a strategy of theirs, which is probably one of the main reasons they've been an impressively successful mid-major program over the years.

This season they had a couple impact big men from Europe, including that Sabonis guy who averaged 18 pts & 12 rbds.

Then for next year, if you count their one Canadian, they'll have 5(!) international players.


April 7th, 2016 at 8:39 PM ^

I remember his time with the Pistons back in the day (is the 1999-2000 NBA season "back in the day" now?), but you almost feel like asking him if there are any other teams that he can think of that he hasn't played for but would like to play for. That is some impressive travel around the world's leagues indeed. 


April 7th, 2016 at 6:26 PM ^

connections with the high school coaches in the Detroit area which is a plus.  Don't know about his coaching chops though.


April 7th, 2016 at 6:47 PM ^

According to wikipedia theDetroit-Mercy job is his only coaching experience( other then Mt Clemens high school it looks like), personally I would prefer someone with a little more experience, especially if Bacari Alexander is leaving as well, but I guess we'll have to wait and see.

Mr Miggle

April 8th, 2016 at 9:14 AM ^

HS coaches. He only recruited for one year and didn't coach HS for much longer. 

Jackson will help in recruiting Detroit without them. The local coaches at least know who he is and I'd expect them to approve of Beilein hiring an assistant from the city.


April 7th, 2016 at 6:46 PM ^

JJ (Jermaine Jackson Sr.) is the founder of 1Nation, the basketball club team that Josh Jackson played the last two seasons with. He also has a great relationship with Josh's mom Apple. However, not sure if he could work underneath Coach B's "ideology".

JJ is a great guy, and always wants the best for the kids he coach.


April 7th, 2016 at 8:55 PM ^

I'm going to be Frank and Earnest with you MGoBrewMom (New York I'm Frank and Chicago I'm Earnest) If we have the more laid back Coach B from THJ's time at Michigan, that allowed his assistant more freedom, then yes I think JJ would be ok with coming. If we have the Coach B from the past two seasons that hunkered down and closed the Fort, I wouldn't think JJ would be a good fit.

He has young energy and it is hard to tame young energy.


Eastside Maize

April 7th, 2016 at 6:50 PM ^

We used to have open run at Finney's gym and they had JJs jersey in a frame, hanging right over the scoreboard. Now that "Greenhouse" is East English Village, I bet that jersey is in a closet somewhere.