JB Bickerstaff Rumors
Darren Wolfson: Told Tom Thibodeau made a push for Adrian Griffin, & he even met w/ Vogel yesterday. But OKC came hard w/ $$. Hear Greer unlikely here too. Would still bet on Thibs assembling a good staff. But never called on JB Bickerstaff, and apparently didn’t go hard enough on Adrian Griffin. #twolves
Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace today announced that the organization has hired J.B. Bickerstaff as associate head coach and Nick Van Exel as an assistant coach on Grizzlies Head Coach David Fizdale’s staff. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Former Houston Rockets assistant head coach J.B. Bickerstaff has agreed to be the Grizzlies’ associate head coach alongside recently hired head coach David Fizdale, a source confirmed to The Commercial Appeal on Thursday.
The Commercial Appeal confirmed Wednesday that Memphis was interested in Bickerstaff and had offered him $750,000 for the position. Bickerstaff was also courted by the Los Angeles Lakers to join Luke Walton’s staff.