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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

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

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

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 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

Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni delays bench debut

Mike D'Antoni is postponing his debut on the Los Angeles Lakers' bench, giving the coach a few more days to recover from recent knee replacement surgery. D'Antoni was tentatively planning to take over Sunday night against Houston, a week after the Lakers hired him to replace Mike Brown. Instead, Lakers trainer Gary Vitti and D'Antoni's wife persuaded him to...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

D'Antoni out, Bernie Bickerstaff to coach team again

Mike D'Antoni has postponed his Lakers coaching debut, still trying to recover from recent knee surgery. The duties will once again fall on Bernie Bickerstaff as interim head coach when the Lakers play the Houston Rockets on Sunday night at Staples Center. Bickerstaff previously coached the Seattle SuperSonics, Denver Nuggets, Washington BulletsWizards and Charlotte Hornets...
Via Fox Sports West
November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Steve Nash out at least another week

The Lakers announced that point guard Steve Nash will miss "at least another week" with a nondisplaced leg fracture. Nash was injured in the second game of the season in Portland on Oct 31. Since Nash's injury, the team has fired Coach Mike Brown and hired Mike D'Antoni in his place. Reserve point guard Steve Blake is also out with an abdominal strain. The timeline...
Via Fox Sports West
November 17, 2012  |  Discuss

New offense makes strong showing vs. Suns

LOS ANGELES -- The Lakers' final game of the Bernie Bickerstaff era was a preview of the future under new head coach Mike D'Antoni. It wasn't a masterpiece by any means, with the Laker defense allowing the Phoenix Suns to shoot 48.9 percent and score 102 points. However, the offense was relatively. a thing of beauty, especially compared with the first 16 games of this...
Via Fox Sports West
November 17, 2012  |  Discuss
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