Bernie Bickerstaff Rumors
Q: Did you workout for the Nuggets prior to the draft? A: No, I didn’t. They had already watched me enough. I think Bernie Bickerstaff and the management team had done good research on me and to know where I was coming from and what my goals and objectives were, so I didn’t really have to workout for the Nuggets. They knew what kind of player I was going to be because of the institution that I came from.
Long-time NBA coach Bernie Bickerstaff, currently an assistant coach with the Cleveland Cavaliers, is the recipient of the 2014 “Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award”, the National Basketball Coaches Association announced today.
He also gives his feelings on the team’s coaching carousel and his near-trade to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul in 2011. “The last two season have been challenging and difficult. The constant trade rumors, injuries and coaching changes — from Phil Jackson to Mike Brown, from Mike to Bernie Bickerstaff and from Bernie to Mike D’Antoni — have been a lot to take in.”
Former Nuggets coach Bernie Bickerstaff will be an assistant on Mike Brown’s new staff with the Cleveland Cavaliers. General manager Chris Grant divulged the hiring of Bickerstaff on Friday after the team introduced top pick Anthony Bennett, who was taken first overall by Cleveland in Thursday night’s NBA draft.