Latest J.B. Bickerstaff News

Cavaliers add second-round pick, acquire No. 49 from Kings

Jun. 23, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers made their first move before the NBA draft tipped off. Adding another asset to perhaps use to bolster its roster, Cleveland acquired the No. 49 selection from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for the rights to forward Sasha Vezenkov and $1.75 million....

Cavaliers promote assistant Buckner to associate head coach

Jun. 13, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers assistant Greg Buckner has been promoted to associate head coach under J.B. Bickerstaff. The team announced the promotion Monday. Buckner has spent the past two seasons with Cleveland, helping Bickerstaff develop one of the NBA's youngest...

Transformative year: Black coaches now lead 50% of NBA teams

Jun. 02, 2022 20:56 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It’s an annual occurrence in the NBA. Teams change head coaches and the roster of candidates who should get those jobs starts getting bandied about, and especially in recent years those lists almost always included Black candidates. Case in point: Ime Udoka,...

Cavaliers hire former Lakers coach Luke Walton as assistant

May. 31, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday hired former Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton as an assistant under J.B. Bickerstaff. The 42-year-old Walton finished his 11-year NBA playing career with the Cavs in 2012 before getting into coaching. He spent nine years...