J.B. Bickerstaff

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  • J.B. Bickerstaff
    Team, Cleveland Cavaliers

    The Cavaliers have hired J.B. Bickerstaff as associate head coach.

    The Cavs were determined to pair new head coach John Beilein with Bickerstaff, and they will make Bickerstaff one of the highest paid assistants in the league. While he is 26 years younger than Beilein, he's been at least an assistant coach since the 2004-05 season and the Cavs believe his experience will help with Beilein's transition to the NBA.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • J.B. Bickerstaff
    Team, Cleveland Cavaliers

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski, new Cavaliers coach John Beilein is expected to talk to J.B. Bickerstaff about an associate head coaching role.

    Woj reports that Beilein, who has no NBA coaching experience, wants an experience NBA staff. Bickerstaff would be a good start, as he’s been on an NBA bench for 15 seasons including a few in a head coaching role. A coaching spot on this team has a chance to be much more intriguing after tomorrow night’s NBA Draft Lottery.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • J.B. Bickerstaff
    Team, Memphis Grizzlies

    The Lakers will interview ex-Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff for the team's vacant head coaching position.

    The Lakers looked like they'd work out a deal with Ty Lue and have things settled, but he balked at their offer and the organization is now turning its attention elsewhere. Bickerstaff didn't have much success at the helm in Memphis, though he's previously interviewed with the Cavs this offseason.

    Source: L.A. Times

  • J.B. Bickerstaff
    Team, Memphis Grizzlies

    J.B. Bickerstaff is out as head coach of the Grizzlies and general manager Chris Wallace has been reassigned to a scouting role.

    The Grizzlies are shaking things up as they are looking to rebuild for the future. They will be looking at several candidates for their head coaching and general manager positions. They would most likely find their candidates before the June draft.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • J.B. Bickerstaff
    Team, Memphis Grizzlies

    J.B. Bickerstaff has been preaching a "unique style" that focuses on "size, physicality and toughness prevailing," according to Mark Giannotto of the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

    "We've been preaching playing a unique style of basketball. Obviously, not reinventing the wheel but playing a game where size, physicality and toughness prevails," said Bickerstaff. The Grizzlies added veterans Kyle Anderson and Garrett Temple along with rookies Jaren Jackson Jr. and Jevon Carter. It is a combination of players that have a high basketball IQ along with intensity on defense. The Grizzlies are going to keep the same mentality they have had for the better part of the last decade, just with a few new faces. When it comes down to it, the Grizzlies season will be dictated by health, but the talent is there to make a push for the playoffs in a daunting Western Conference.

    Source: Mark Giannotto on Memphis Commercial Appeal

  • J.B. Bickerstaff
    Team, Memphis Grizzlies

    J.B. Bickerstaff has agreed to a three-year deal as the new head coach of the Grizzlies.

    Bickerstaff took over after the surprising dismissal of David Fizdale. He didn't show a ton of great things as a head coach when he held the interim tag for the Rockets, but that team had some deeper problems that made them look worse than they really were. It's sort of odd that Memphis wants to keep things as they were after a miserable season, so we'll see how this turns out.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Marc Gasol
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    Marc Gasol and Chandler Parsons are both out Thursday vs. Charlotte for rest purposes.

    The Grizzlies should have just tagged Adam Silver in their tweet. Parsons has been the director of the tank and Gasol has recently jumped on board. Despite knowing he would not play the second night of a back-to-back, Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff still only gave Gasol 24 minutes in Wednesday’s contest vs. the Sixers. In Gasol’s absence, look for Deyonta Davis and JaMychal Green to have heavy workloads as the big men against a Hornets team that will be without Dwight Howard. Davis double-doubled against Philadelphia Wednesday night and could provide more streaming value Thursday.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Tyreke Evans
    PG/SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Tyreke Evans will start Thursday against the Bulls after missing 10 straight games with a rib injury.

    Evans has been out for awhile now but can be re-inserted into your lineups as he returns to the Grizzlies lineup tonight. Evans has been a top-100 player over the past two months on a per game basis and has had a good turnaround season. You can plug him back into your lineup unless there is a minutes restriction. As of now, it has not been reported that there will be a restriction, but it would not be surprising.

    Source: Rob Fischer on Twitter

  • Andrew Harrison
    PG/SG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Andrew Harrison and Wayne Selden Jr. are both questionable for Friday’s game vs. the Nuggets.

    Harrison would be looking at a really good opportunity if he plays Friday. He’s coming off a 20-point game Wednesday and starting point guard Tyreke Evans has been ruled out. Selden Jr. has been out since the break but has been upgraded to questionable. Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff said he hopes Selden Jr. can stay healthy for an extended stretch as the season winds down. He may get to start if Harrison is out Friday and he is in. If neither can go look for Kobi Simmons and Mario Chalmers to play a lot.

    Source: Michael Wallace on Twitter