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The Detroit Pistons are hiring Bickerstaff as their new coach, ESPN first reported Sunday. Bickerstaff agreed to a five-year contract to lead the Pistons, according to the report. (Photo by USA Today)

  J.B. Bickerstaff named head coach by Detroit Pistons

By Justin Tyme
tellusdetroit.com

DETROIT, MI The Detroit Pistons have announced that J.B. Bickerstaff will be joining the organization as head coach. Bickerstaff brings 20 years of NBA coaching experience and most recently served as head coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers, achieving playoff appearances and strong defensive rankings.

Pistons owner Tom Gores and President of Basketball Operations Trajan Langdon expressed confidence in Bickerstaff's ability to lead the team and develop players. Bickerstaff looks forward to building a competitive team in Detroit.


Before coaching in Cleveland, J.B. Bickerstaff had coaching stints with the Memphis Grizzlies, Houston Rockets, Minnesota Timberwolves, and the Charlotte Bobcats.

Bickerstaff also worked in the University of Minnesota's men's basketball program. He has a strong background in coaching and also had a collegiate playing career. He is from Denver and has three children with his wife, Nikki.








 




                      

 
 

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