Bucks to Interview J.B. Bickerstaff as Coach
Houston Rockets assistant J.B. Bickerstaff is interviewing Friday for the Milwaukee Bucks head coaching job, a source confirmed. Bickerstaff’s interview comes one day after another Rockets assistant, former Bucks assistant Kelvin Sampson, had an extended interview with Bucks officials. Yahoo! Sports reported that Bickerstaff already has interviewed with the Detroit Pistons general manager Joe Dumars for the vacant Pistons head coaching job.
Bickerstaff is the 34-year-old son of Bernie Bickerstaff, a veteran NBA coach who has led teams in Seattle, Denver, Washington and Charlotte. Bernie Bickerstaff served as an assistant with the Los Angeles Lakers during the past season. J.B. Bickerstaff joined Kevin McHale’s coaching staff in Houston in 2011, after previously serving as an assistant with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Charlotte Bobcats.