Skip to main content
Main content
NBA news

Cavs add former coach Bickerstaff to coaching staff


Posted Jun 28, 2013 4:29 PM

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 coach with Seattle, Denver, Washington and Charlotte. He took over as the Los Angeles Lakers' interim coach last season after Brown was fired after just five games. Bickerstaff also worked in the front office for the Nuggets and Bobcats.

Brown was rehired in May by the Cavs, three years after he was fired by owner Dan Gilbert.

Grant said Brown's staff will also include Jim Boylan, Igor Kokoskov, Phil Handy, Jamahl Mosley, Vitaly Potapenko and Bret Brielmaier.

SEARCH NEWS
LATEST VIDEOS
photoThrough the Lens: USA Basketball Practice
Take a super slow motion look at USA Basketball as they practice as a team.
photoThrough the Lens: Derrick Rose Practice
Take a super slow motion look at Derrick Rose practicing with USA Basketball.
photoNews Update: Sterling and Scott
Learn about the latest news surrounding Donald Sterling and hear about the Lakers hiring Byron Scott as head coach.
photoUSA Basketball Arrivals
Watch as the USA Men's Basketball team arrives for training camp.
photoRose Dunks in Practice
Watch Derrick Rose throw down the dunk in the USA Basketball practice.