Stackhouse adds Patton to Vanderbilt coaching staff
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First-year Vanderbilt coach Jerry Stackhouse added former Colorado and Northern Illinois coach Ricardo Patton to his staff as a senior adviser, the school announced Thursday.
Stackhouse, 44, had never worked at the collegiate level before signing a six-year deal in April. After 18 seasons in the NBA, Stackhouse was an assistant with the Toronto Raptors and Memphis Grizzlies.
Patton, 60, brings more than 30 years of coaching experience to the Commodores. He was 184-160 at Colorado from 1995-2007 with two NCAA Tournament appearances and 35-83 at Northern Illinois from 2007-11.
Patton also has local ties as a Nashville native who played college basketball at Belmont.
Stackhouse's staff already includes David Grace, Adam Mazarei and Faragi Phillips.
Grace has been an assistant at Cal, UCLA and Oregon State. Mazarei was a Grizzlies assistant. Phillips is a former Memphis high school coach.