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Behind the Scenes: Jackson returns to lineup
Joining the Pacers | Reggie Miller | Mike Brown | The O'Neals in the East
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Jackson's clutch play
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Jackson a man of many roles
NBA suspends Jackson 1 game
Can Jackson really have a major impact?
Jackson vows to "do everything" to help
Pacers in playoff hunt as Jackson returns
Jackson charged with misdemeanor assault
Pacers ready to move forward
Jackson suspended 30 games
Artest, O'Neal, Jackson suspended indefinitely
Jackson weaving quickly into team fabric
Should Jackson start?
Reggie hints at retirement after 2004-05 season
High score good goal for golf outing
Analyzing the shooting guards
Key issues facing team include Jackson's impact
Jackson will help matchups
Jackson's impact extends to defense
Will Jackson accept backup role?
Jackson's championship experience, versatility appeal to Pacers
Jackson acquired from Atlanta for Harrington
2004-05 Player HQ
A versatile, athletic player who can fill a variety of needs, Jackson should be one of the leading contenders for the NBA Sixth Man award. After starting most of the past two seasons, he'll come off the bench behind Reggie Miller at shooting guard. A solid 6-8, Jackson also can spend some time at small forward. Though a streaky shooter, he has excellent range. Jackson also is an excellent slasher who can get to the basket and make things happen -- either creating a shot for himself or a teammate, or drawing a foul and going to the free-throw line. These are all areas where the Pacers were often left wanting last season. Though not a lock-down defender, Jackson has length, strength and quickness and will give the coaching staff much more flexibility with backcourt matchup assignments. A fiery, emotional and competitive player whose zest for winning borders on the obsessive, Jackson also will play an important leadership role on and off the court. He's the only guy in the locker room with a ring, and that brings instant credibility.
Averaged career-highs with 18.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game in 2003-04 with Atlanta
Scored a career-high 42 points (14-24 FGS, 4-5 3-pt FGS, 10-10 FTS) and handed out seven assists vs. Washington, 3/12
Over the final 10 games of the season, he averaged 27.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg and 3.3 apg and shot 91-200 (.455) from the field
Helped Spurs win 2003 NBA Championship, averaging 12.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 24 playoff games
Scored a postseason career-high 24 points in Game 6 at Dallas, 5/29 in the conference finals
In first round against Phoenix, scored 20-plus points in four of the six games
What’s the most important thing a coach ever told you?
If you weren’t a pro basketball player, what pro sport would you be playing (and what position?)
Football. Wide receiver.
What’s your favorite charity/community memory?
The Read To Achieve with the kids.
Who is the most famous person you ever met?
What reality show would you like to participate in and why?
Survivor, because of the challenge involved and I’ve survived a lot in my life. I am a survivor.
Signed through the 2009-10 season.
Full name is Stephen Jesse Jackson
Lives by the words “keep God first and never give up”
Favorite games are Madden and NBA Live on PlayStation 2
Played at Lincoln High School in Port Arthur, TX, before transferring to Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, VA, for his senior season
Was named a McDonald’s All-American as a senior
When growing up, used to wash dishes and bus tables in his grandfather’s soul food restaurant in Port Arthur, TX.