Bickerstaff is the son of long-time NBA coach Bernie Bickerstaff. At 34 years old, J.B. Bickerstaff has quickly made a name for himself in NBA coaching circles. Bickerstaff was the league's youngest head coach when he joined his father's staff on the Charlotte Bobcats in 2004. He remained with Charlotte through 2007, spent the next four seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves and joined Houston in 2012.
Bickerstaff played his college ball at Oregon State and Minnesota.
As for the Rockets' perspective, coach Kevin McHale could be searching for more than one new assistant this offseason. Kelvin Sampson has been a name popping up in head coaching searches in Milwaukee, Philadelphia and Charlotte, according to the Houston Chronicle.
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