Beilein expected to talk to Bickerstaff about coaching role with Cavs

Former Grizzlies coach J.B Bickerstaff may be up for a job as a Cavaliers assistant on John Beilein's staff.

New Cavaliers coach John Beilein is expected to discuss a possible lead assistant role with former Memphis Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Beilein officially left Michigan after 12 years to become coach of the Cavs on Monday.

Meanwhile, Bickerstaff was fired by the Grizzlies in April after a little more than a year on the job. He interviewed for the Cavs and Lakers openings, and his father, Bernie, serves as senior advisor for the Cavs.

“He remains a sought-after top assistant on market,” Wojnarowski reported. “Beilein wants an experienced NBA staff.”

Bickerstaff and his father share an NBA first, as they are the only African-American father and son to coach in the league on a full-time basis.

Bickerstaff also served as Houston Rockets interim coach in 2015-16. He has compiled an 85-131 overall record as a head coach.

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