Reggie Jackson to Ink Five-Year $80 Million Deal With Detroit

by July 06, 2015

Restricted free agent point guard guard Reggie Jackson has agreed to a reported five-year, $80 million contract extension with the Detroit Pistons.

Jackson, 25, had turned down a four-year, $48 million offer from the OKC Thunder last October, and was shipped to Motown in a blockbuster deal at the trade deadline.

Jackson averaged 17.6 points and 9.2 assists in 27 games with Detroit last season.

Per Yahoo! Sports:

Pistons president and coach Stan Van Gundy wanted to fully commit to Jackson as one of the franchise’s cornerstones and will do so with a substantial investment of $16 million per season. There is no player option in the contract, league sources said.


Van Gundy and general manger Jeff Bower negotiated the deal with Jackson’s agent, Aaron Mintz of CAA, over the past 48 hours at the Orlando summer league. […] Jackson hadn’t pursued offer sheets on the market this summer, focusing on working out a deal with Detroit.


Jackson was traded to the Pistons in February, and eventually showed significant flashes of the talent that been relegated to playing behind All-Star Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City. Jackson has had a strong determination to run an NBA team of his own and formed a strong bond with Van Gundy and the young Pistons’ core.