JB Bickerstaff Rumors
Shams Charania: The Grizzlies are finalizing deal to hire Orlando’s Chad Forcier as a lead assistant on head coach J.B. Bickerstaff’s staff, league sources say. Forcier has also had assistant stints in Detroit, Indiana and San Antonio.
Grizzlies center Marc Gasol is happy with the team’s choice for its fourth head coach since owner Robert Pera has owned the team. “J.B. deserves a real shot at this without any restrictions,” Gasol told The Commercial Appeal early Wednesday. “He has earned it.”
History will be made when the Memphis Grizzlies introduce J.B. Bickerstaff as head coach Wednesday in Memphis, Tennessee. J.B. Bickerstaff is the son of ex-NBA head coach Bernie Bickerstaff. They are the first African-American father and son who have been full-time head coaches in the NBA.