J. B. Bickerstaff Biography
J. B. Bickerstaff (Full Name: John-Blair Bickerstaff) is a prominent American professional basketball coach currently serving as the head coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Previously, he served as the head coach for the Memphis Grizzlies and has also served as an assistant coach for various other NBA teams.
J. B. Bickerstaff Age
J. B. Bickerstaff was born on March 10, 1979, in Denver, Colorado, United States of America. He is 44 years old.
J. B. Bickerstaff Height
Bickerstaff is a man of tall stature and stands at a height of 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m).
J. B. Bickerstaff Family
J. B. Bickerstaff was born in Denver, Colorado, United States of America. His dad, Bernie Bickerstaff is serving at the Cavaliers in their front office working as senior basketball advisor.
J. B. Bickerstaff Wife
He is blissfully hitched to his lovely wife Nikki Jones, who was born in 1978 in Canby, Oregon. The pair exchanged their wedding vows in 2011 and are blessed with three pretty children.
J. B. Bickerstaff Children
He is the proud father of three children, Blair Bickerstaff, Blakely Bickerstaff, and Bickerstaff Blade.
J. B. Bickerstaff Education
He attended and grdauted from East High School. at Oregon State University
J. B. Bickerstaff Salary
He pockets a remarkable salary of $3 million per year.
J. B. Bickerstaff Net Worth
He has stockpiled a hefty fortune from his successful career and has an estimated net worth of $8 million.
J. B. Bickerstaff Career
He played his first two collegiate seasons at Oregon State and ended his career at the University of Minnesota. He spent three seasons with the Charlotte Bobcats as an assistant coach before spending four seasons as an assistant coach for the Minnesota Timberwolves from 2007–2011. On July 15, 2011, Bickerstaff was hired by the Rockets as an assistant coach.
On November 18, 2015, Bickerstaff was made interim head coach of the Rockets after Kevin McHale was fired. He made his coaching debut against the Portland Trail Blazers with a 108–103 overtime victory on that same day. He was hired as the associate head coach by the Memphis Grizzlies on June 8, 2016.
He was promoted as the Grizzlies’ interim head coach on November 27, 2017, following the firing of David Fizdale. He was named the new permanent head coach of the Grizzlies on May 1, 2018. The Grizzlies fired him on April 11, 2019, after the team failed to reach the playoffs.
The Cleveland Cavaliers named him as an assistant and associate head coach on May 19, 2019. The head coach John Beilein resigned as head coach of the Cavaliers on February 19, 2020, and Bickerstaff was announced as the new head coach. The Cavaliers announced that they had agreed on a multi-year contract with him on March 10, 2020. The Cavaliers signed Bickerstaff to a multi-year contract extension on December 25, 2021.