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.”