Friday, August 17th, 2012 at 9:16 am  |  15 responses

Lakers Hire Assistant Coach Bernie Bickerstaff

The Los Angeles Lakers, who recently added Eddie Jordan and Steve Clifford to Mike Brown’s coaching staff, have hired assistant coach Bernie Bickerstaff. Brown and Bickerstaff have a close relationship, as Bickerstaff, 68, gave Brown his first NBA job as a Denver Nuggets intern when Bickerstaff was the general manager of the team. Via the Orange County Register: “Bickerstaff was most recently an assistant coach with the Portland Trail Blazers the past two seasons but has been a head coach in Seattle, Denver, Washington and Charlotte. Bickerstaff’s resume begins with a job as a Washington assistant coach in 1973, when he was the league’s youngest assistant.”

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  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose


  • http://slamonline.com tealish

    Now this puts the Lakers over the top.

  • Laker Ginnie

    Ahh Hell, everything was going so good I knew it couldn’t last. Bickerstaff has to be the worst mind in the NBA. This hire tells me a lot about Mike Brown. Spend a few painful minutes and look at Bernie’s record with the Nuggets – it took them a decade to get over how he trashed the team.

  • RealisticLaker

    The Lakers are now top heavy in Alfa-Men; Brown, Birkerstaff, Bryant, Gasol,Nash, & Howard – That’s a good thing! Control all the ego’s and focus on a championship team. On paper they are right up there with Miami,& OKC. Can;t wait for Howard to step onto the court!! Hope all the best for Bynum, Luved him all the season’s except last. I think his ego is bigger than his ability, with that said, hope his knees hold up.
    Kobe can extend his career if he lets Nash run the offense, and he looks for his shots. Hurry-up November.

  • El Black Mamba


  • http://bleacherreport.com john fleischmann

    If only brown will listen…………
    we got rid of one baby, look out mikie!!!

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    ^ I thought it was the Devin Ebanks signing..

  • price

    perfect. lose the first 8 games. fire brown. bernie interim. hire phil.

  • Doc

    So, if Jordan is coaching the offense, Clifford the defense, and Bickerstaff is the overal assistent, what does Brown do? Oh, I get it. He gets fired next season.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Pay him back for hiring you, by giving him a meaningless job. This is how networking works.

  • http://juan.garcia@computershare.com PutUrMomma2Wrk

    Everyone trying to get on the GRAVY TRAIN…

  • Hook

    Fire Brown and hire a real coach.

  • Ed

    Get rid of this guy brown

  • http://GymAlien.com GymAlien

    Good God Almighty, these negative nellie posters know nothing about basketball apparently. Bernie is one of the best assistant coaches the league has ever known and a another great move by the Lakers front office. I proclaim the Lakers pre-season World Champions!
    GymAlien said so!

  • TikiRob

    Yes easy all you experts,take it easy…..No one is getting fired except all last years assistances but these are great new hires, the team will need time to get used to all the newness but by playoff time will be clicking, and do you know why cause I sayzzzzzz so…