Bobby Jackson (basketball)

Bobby Jackson (born 13 March 1973 in Salisbury, North Carolina ) is a retired American professional basketball player. Jackson played a total of 12 years in the NBA. In 2003, he won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award.


Jackson was selected in the NBA Draft 1997, 23 out of the Seattle SuperSonics and transferred to the Denver Nuggets after it. The Nuggets Jackson started in 53 of 68 games and scored 11.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.7 assists. He has been in the NBA All - Rookie Second Team appointed after his rookie season with the Minnesota Timberwolves transferred. After two years with the Wolves, he moved to the Sacramento Kings. Here Jackson had his best years, scoring in five years an average of 12 points per game. He also won the 2003 NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award, as the best bench player in the league.

The last few years Jackson played for the Memphis Grizzlies, Houston Rockets and New Orleans Hornets, before he returned in 2008 to the Kings. On October 24, 2009 Jackson announced his resignation.

Coaching career

In fall 2011, Jackson was an assistant coach with the Kings. In the summer of 2013 Jackson left the Kings and joined the coaching staff at the Timberwolves.