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Mike Brown part of NBA summer of reunions for coaches, players

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- When Mike Brown first got into coaching in the early 1990s, veteran Bernie Bickerstaff would pull him aside for little chats on climbing the ladder in the NBA. One lesson stood out more than any other. "He told me, Young buck, don't ever burn any bridges in this business or in life,'" Brown said. "It was an easy piece of advice for me to follow...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Bickestaff added to Cavs' staff

Longtime NBA coach Bernie Bickerstaff has been added to Mike Browns coaching staff with the Cleveland Cavaliers, general manager Chris Grant said. Bickerstaff, 69, has been the head coach of the Seattle SuperSonics (1985-90), Denver Nuggets (1994-97), Washington Wizards (1997-99) and Charlotte Bobcats (2004-07). He has also worked in the Bobcats and Nuggets front offices. Bickerstaff...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Cavs add Bernie Bickerstaff as assistant coach

Former NBA coach Bernie Bickerstaff will be an assistant on Mike Brown's new staff with the Cavaliers. Cavs 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. Bickerstaff has previously worked as a head coach with Seattle, Denver...
Via AP on Fox
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Cavs add Bernie Bickerstaff as assistant coach

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) -- Former NBA coach Bernie Bickerstaff will be an assistant on Mike Brown's new staff with the Cavaliers. Cavs 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. Bickerstaff has previously worked as a head...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Bickerstaff to interview for Bucks head coaching job

A day after Kelvin Sampson interviewed with the Milwaukee Bucks for their vacant head coaching position, another Rockets assistant coach is reportedly doing the same Friday. According to a report by Yahoo! Sports, Houston assistant J.B. Bickerstaff will meet with Bucks officials sometime Friday to interview for the team's head-coaching job. Bickerstaff, 34, interviewed Tuesday...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Bickerstaff to interview for Bucks head coaching job

A day after Kelvin Sampson interviewed with the Milwaukee Bucks for their vacant head coaching position, another Rockets assistant coach is reportedly doing the same Friday. According to a report by Yahoo! Sports, Houston assistant J.B. Bickerstaff will meet with Bucks officials sometime Friday to interview for the team's head-coaching job. Bickerstaff, 34, interviewed Tuesday...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons Rumors: Phil Jackson Arrives, J.B. Bickerstaff and Mike Budenholzer Interview

A week after major news of Phil Jackson’s inclusion in the Detroit Pistons’ coaching search surfaced, a few new names have entered the mix, so on Thursday afternoon, let’s reset this timeline a bit. A day after Jackson agreed to help Tom Gores, it was revealed Joe Dumars had already interviewed the San Antonio Spurs’ top assistant Mike Budenholzer. Perhaps considered the...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
May 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Bickerstaff, Person not retained by Lakers

Assistant coaches Bernie Bickerstaff and Chuck Person were told Monday they would not be retained by the Lakers for next season. Bickerstaff was 4-1 in relief of Mike Brown last November, the longtime veteran serving as a brief bridge from Brown to Mike D'Antoni. Person was the last connection to Phil Jackson's staff. He stayed on when Brown was hired in May 2011 and also...
Via Fox Sports West
May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Lakers won’t be bringing back Bickerstaff and Person

According to Mike Bresnahan of the LA Times, the Lakers have notified assistant coaches Bernie Bickerstaff and Chuck Person that they won’t be back with the team next season. Assistant coaches Bernie Bickerstaff and Chuck Person have been told they won’t be retained by the Lakers. — Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) May 7, 2013 Bresnahan adds… Dan D’Antoni, Steve Clifford...
Via Laker Nation
May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

The Top 10 Moments of the Lakers 2012-2013 Championship Season

What up TSHQ it’s YOUR BOY K.M. Venne back from a 5 month hiatus from the Q because, well, nobody makes me write anything here anymore, and I am a very lazy man by default. However, with the Lakers done with the NBA playoffs, I finally have a reason to type out some HOT SPROTS TAKES for all of you, as I can only assume given the fact the Lakers season has ended that Los Angeles...
Via The Sports Headquarters
April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Charlotte Bobcats fire Mike Dunlap after just one season

It’s fair to say the Charlotte Bobcats are a colossal mess, and that designation isn’t going to change any time soon. New broke on Tuesday that the franchise will part ways with head coach Mike Dunlap after just one season, throwing the team further into turmoil. Dunlap went 21-61 in his first year on the job, guiding the Bobcats to the second-worst record in the NBA, ahead...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Charlotte Bobcats fire Mike Dunlap after just one season

It’s fair to say the Charlotte Bobcats are a colossal mess, and that designation isn’t going to change any time soon. New broke on Tuesday that the franchise will part ways with head coach Mike Dunlap after just one season, throwing the team further into turmoil. Dunlap went 21-61 in his first year on the job, guiding the Bobcats to the second-worst record in the NBA, ahead of...
Via Rumors and Rants
April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

The Starting Lineup: Brandon Jennings Turns His Swag On

Brandon Jennings got all sorts of swaggy on the Bulls as the Bucks pulled out their second straight victory under Jim Boylan, who is currently neck and neck with Bernie Bickerstaff in the running for Coach of the Year.  Jennings, who led all scorers with 35 big ones, was already celebrating pull-up threes with gorilla impersonations in the middle of the third quarter, despite the...
Via NBA 24/7 365
January 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Lakers Are Starting to Figure it Out

It's been a hectic 5 weeks for the Lakers after hiring Mike D'Antoni in place of Mike Brown and Bernie Bickerstaff as their head coach. D'Antoni was pretty much thrown into a blaze of fire expected to extinguish it with a bottle of water. But he's getting to it. While the team is still miles away from becoming a unit consistent with everything necessary to be...
Via Purple and Gold Blog
December 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Medley of the Forgotten, Part II: Gar Heard

This series follows management’s head coaching missteps that have inevitably cost the Wizards adequate franchise development. Next up...Gar HeardPrevious tune: Leonard Hamilton Following the firing of Bernie Bickerstaff and the interim coaching of Jim Brovelli, the Washington Wizards in June 1999 hired Gar Heard.  Heard spent 11 years in the NBA and served as an assistant...
Via Wizards Extreme
December 13, 2012  |  Discuss

D'Antoni plans no changes to staff

The Lakers are still in upheaval and getting used to their new coach. The last thing Mike D'Antoni probably wants to do at this point is make things worse and bring more change. D'Antoni has no plans for any more changes to the Lakers coaching staff. He said last week that he plans to keep Mike Brown's former coaching staff in place through the end of the year. Eddie...
Via Bloguin Best
November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

D'Antoni plans no changes to staff

The Lakers are still in upheaval and getting used to their new coach. The last thing Mike D'Antoni probably wants to do at this point is make things worse and bring more change. D'Antoni has no plans for any more changes to the Lakers coaching staff. He said last week that he plans to keep Mike Brown's former coaching staff in place through the end of the year. Eddie...
Via Crossover Chronicles
November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Lakers Still Adjusting Under D'Antoni

After a full week with new head coach Mike D'Antoni, the Lakers have improved significantly on offense, defense and in their bench production. They're looking better as a unit in terms of their ball movement, spacing, and getting to know each other's tendencies on the offensive side. Defensively, their rotation, transition, and energy have gone up, as well. Thanks...
Via Purple and Gold Blog
November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Lakers Unlikely To Make Changes To Coaching Staff

Eddie Jordan, Steve Clifford, Bernie Bickerstaff, Chuck Person and Darvin Ham were all part of Mike Brown's staff and remain with the Lakers.
Via RealGM
November 25, 2012  |  Discuss

D'Antoni set for Lakers coaching debut

New Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni is indeed a go to be on the court Tuesday night as the Lakers host the Brooklyn Nets, team spokesman John Black has confirmed. After a false start Sunday that gave Bernie Bickerstaff a chance to pad his record as winningest coach in franchise history (by percentage), D'Antoni finally will take over, eight days after signing with the team. D...
Via Fox Sports West
November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Nets-Lakers Preview

While Los Angeles Lakers fans might get their first chance to see new coach Mike D'Antoni on Tuesday night, the Brooklyn Nets will get their first look at a player who almost ended up on their team. Dwight Howard will try to lead the suddenly high-powered Lakers to a season-high third straight victory while denying the surging Nets their longest win streak in seven seasons....
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

D'Antoni's gone, but the offense is here

LOS ANGELES Ten games into the season, it's probably safe to say that the Lakers have arrived. Or they've returned, depending upon your point of view. Dwight Howard is back. So is his back. Pau Gasol is back. Enthusiasm is back. Entertaining and effective basketball has arrived at Staples Center, as the Lakers won their second in a row with Mike D'Antoni in the building...
Via Fox Sports West
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Kobe lifts Lakers past Rockets

Kobe Bryant had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists for his 18th career triple-double, and the revitalized Los Angeles Lakers ran past the Houston Rockets 119-108 Sunday night for their fourth victory in five games since firing coach Mike Brown. Dwight Howard had 28 points and 13 rebounds, and Pau Gasol scored his 15,000th career point among his 17 as the Lakers returned to .500...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Lakers Shoot Past the Rockets 119-108

Kobe throws in two points on his way to a triple-double. The By The Numbers recap for the Lakers’ 119-108 win over the Houston Rockets at Staples Center on Sunday night. The Lakers are now 5-5, and next play home to Brooklyn on Tuesday night. 15,005 The number of points Pau Gasol has scored in the NBA, as he passed the 15,000 point mark on Sunday, making him the 10th foreign...
Via LakerStats
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Lakers rip Rockets for 4th win in 5 games

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kobe Bryant had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists for his 18th career triple-double, and the revitalized Los Angeles Lakers ran past the Houston Rockets 119-108 Sunday night for their fourth victory in five games since firing coach Mike Brown. Dwight Howard had 28 points and 13 rebounds, and Pau Gasol scored his 15,000th career point among his 17 as the Lakers...
Via Fox Sports West
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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