J. B. Bickerstaff
|Position||Associate head coach|
March 10, 1979|
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|High school||East (Denver, Colorado)|
|NBA draft||2001 / Undrafted|
|2004–2007||Charlotte Bobcats (assistant)|
|2007–2011||Minnesota Timberwolves (assistant)|
|2011–2015||Houston Rockets (assistant)|
|2015–2016||Houston Rockets (interim)|
|2016–present||Memphis Grizzlies (Associate HC)|
John-Blair "J. B." Bickerstaff (born March 10, 1979) is an American basketball coach who is currently the associate head coach for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Prior to that, he was the interim head coach for the Houston Rockets and has also been an assistant coach for several NBA teams.
Bickerstaff played his first two collegiate seasons at Oregon State and finished his career at the University of Minnesota. He averaged 10.9 points and 6.1 rebounds as a senior for the Golden Gophers.
He spent three seasons (2004–2007) with the Charlotte Bobcats as an assistant coach, before spending four (2007–2011) seasons as an assistant coach for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He was hired as an assistant coach by the Rockets on July 15, 2011. He was made interim head coach of the Rockets on November 18, 2015, after Kevin McHale was fired. On that same day, he made his coaching debut against the Portland Trail Blazers with a 108–103 overtime victory.
On June 8, 2016, Bickerstaff was hired by the Memphis Grizzlies to be the associate head coach.
Head coaching record
|Regular season||G||Games coached||W||Games won||L||Games lost||W–L %||Win-loss %|
|Post season||PG||Playoff games||PW||Playoff wins||PL||Playoff losses||PW–L %||Playoff win-loss %|
|Houston||2015–16||71||37||34||.521||4th in Southwest||5||1||4||.200||Lost in First Round|
Bickerstaff is the son of former NBA coach Bernie Bickerstaff.
- Rockets add four assistants to coaching staff. nba.com (July 15, 2011)
- "Rockets Relieve Kevin McHale of Head Coaching Duties". NBA.com. November 18, 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
- Blinebury, Fran (November 19, 2015). "ROCKETS TURN BACK PAGE FOR BICKERSTAFF". NBA.com. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
- Feigen, Jonathan (May 4, 2016). "J.B. Bickerstaff pulls himself from consideration for Rockets' head coaching job". chron.com. Houston Chronicle. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
- "Grizzlies announce additions to Coaching Staff". NBA.com. June 8, 2016. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
- J.B. Bickerstaff. nba.com