JB Bickerstaff Rumors

Bickerstaff impressed the Cavaliers during his interview for the head-coaching gig and was considered one of the team’s top candidates until John Beilein agreed to leave the University of Michigan. According to sources, the Cavs put Bickerstaff at the top of their list for Beilein’s No. 1 assistant, but didn’t want to force any coaches on Beilein, instead giving him the freedom to hire his own staff. On Wednesday morning, Beilein and Bickerstaff met for breakfast in Chicago at the Combine and the two hit it off, sources said.
Bickerstaff has been praised for his player development and defensive approach, helping the undermanned Grizzlies finish ninth in defensive rating — a massive improvement from 2017-18 when they ranked 22nd. The Cavs also known him well, as his father, Bernie, is currently a Senior Basketball Advisor with the team.

JB Bickerstaff to join Cavs coaching staff?

Adrian Wojnarowski: Cavs coach John Beilein and JB Bickerstaff expected to soon discuss possibility of an associate head coaching role, sources tell ESPN. Bickerstaff interviewed for Cavs and Lakers openings. He remains a sought-after top assistant on market. Beilein wants an experienced NBA staff.