Jermaine Jackson (basketball)

Jermaine Maurice Jackson Sr. (born June 7, 1976) is an American former professional basketball player who most recently served as head coach for SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.

Jermaine Jackson
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Jermaine Jackson in 2005 with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Personal information
Born (1976-06-07) June 7, 1976 (age 45)
Detroit, Michigan
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight204 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High schoolFinney (Detroit, Michigan)
CollegeDetroit Mercy (1995–1999)
NBA draft1999 / Undrafted
Playing career1999–2012
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
Number5, 8, 6
Coaching career2012–present
Career history
As player:
1999–2000Detroit Pistons
2000Yakima Sun Kings
2001Quad City Thunder
2001Müller Verona
2001Kansas Cagerz
2001–2002Flint Fuze
2002Toronto Raptors
2002Great Lakes Storm
2002–2003Toronto Raptors
2003Atlanta Hawks
2003Great Lakes Storm
2003Aris BC
2004Pallacanestro Treviso
2004–2005Pamesa Valencia
2005Great Lakes Storm
2005New York Knicks
2005–2006Milwaukee Bucks
2006–2007Azovmash Mariupol
2007–2008Baloncesto León
2008–2009Snaidero Udine
2009–2010Central Entrerriano
2010–2011Lobos Grises
2011–2012Maccabi Haifa B.C.
As coach:
2012–2014Mount Clemens HS
2015–2018Detroit (assistant)
2018–2019SPIRE Institute
Career highlights and awards
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Early lifeEdit

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Jackson graduated from Finney High School of Detroit in 1995.[1] At the University of Detroit Mercy, Jackson played four seasons on the Detroit Titans men's basketball team. Considered one of the Top 50 Midwestern Collegiate Conference / Horizon League Players from (1994-2012).[2][3]

Professional careerEdit

Jackson was undrafted in 1999 following a college career at the University of Detroit Mercy and began his professional career with the Detroit Pistons (1999-00), going on to play for the Toronto Raptors (2002–03), Atlanta Hawks (2003) and New York Knicks (2005), averaging 2.2 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game in his NBA career. The Knicks included Jackson in a trade along with Mike Sweetney and Tim Thomas in exchange for Antonio Davis and Eddy Curry of the Chicago Bulls. He was cut by the Bulls on October 18, 2005, and was signed by the Milwaukee Bucks on December 15, 2005. He played for the Bucks in the 2005-06 season, with the team renouncing their NBA rights to him on July 19, 2007. Jackson signed with the Seattle SuperSonics on October 1,[4] and was waived during that month.

He also played professionally in the CBA, as well as in Europe for a number of teams, winning the 2004 Italian Cup with Benetton Treviso.

In January 2011 he signed with Maccabi Haifa B.C. in Israel.[5] Maccabi released him in March 2012.[6] While with Maccabi, Jackson played in the Israeli Basketball Super League All-Star Game in 2012.[7]

Post-playing careerEdit

Jermaine Jackson returned to Michigan after being released from Maccabi Haifa and opened the Jermaine Jackson-Cairns Community Center in Mount Clemens in May. The community center also includes the Jermaine Jackson Academy for youth basketball instruction.[8] Jackson also that year became the boys' basketball coach at Mount Clemens High School.[9]

On June 29, 2015 Jackson was named Assistant Men's Basketball Coach for University of Detroit Mercy. After the dismissal of UDM head coach Ray McCallum in the spring of 2016, Jackson was appointed interim head coach until the Titans hired Bacari Alexander who kept Jackson on staff as the lead associate.

In late June 2018, Jackson joined SPIRE Institute, a prep school in Geneva, Ohio, as the head basketball coach.[10] During his first season, one of the players he coached was LaMelo Ball, a player who previously played professionally in Lithuania, as well as in his father's Junior Basketball Association. Jackson was named Coach of the Year of The Grind Session during his tenure with Spire.

More recently he has become LaMelo Ball's manager.

Personal lifeEdit

Jackson's cousin, Brandon Jenkins, is also a professional basketballer. He currently plays in Switzerland for BC Boncourt.[11][12]

Jackson's son, Jermaine Jr., is also a basketball player who is committed to play at his father's alma mater and former school of employment, the University of Detroit Mercy under head coach and close family friend Bacari Alexander.[13]


  1. ^ "Bios". Jermaine Jackson Academy. Archived from the original on October 10, 2013. Retrieved December 31, 2012.
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  4. ^ July 2007 NBA transactions Archived 2007-08-10 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2012-04-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-08. Retrieved 2012-04-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-08. Retrieved 2012-04-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ Stein, Leland III (May 30, 2012). "Former Titan Jermaine Jackson opens community". Michigan Chronicle. Archived from the original on October 21, 2013. Retrieved December 31, 2012.
  9. ^ Evans, Jim (November 29, 2012). "Jermaine Jackson takes over at Mount Clemens". MI Prep Zone. Retrieved December 31, 2012.
  10. ^ Kleps, Kevin (August 25, 2018). "New hire has high hopes for Spire hoops program". Crain's Cleveland Business. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
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  13. ^ "Jermaine Jackson Jr. says yes to place he was born into - Detroit Mercy". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 2017-07-27.

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