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"jb bickerstaff" Discussed on The NBA Show
"Dot com and we have a very special episode today given the circumstances of what has gone on in the NBA Of the last twenty, four hours, we have a lot to parse through and joining us today is the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Also, the greatest interim head coach and the history of basketball. He is now three for three. With the Houston Rockets, the Memphis Grizzlies at now the Cleveland Cavaliers interim turned head coach J., B. Bickerstaff. Thanks for coming on with us. Man I appreciate it I guess that's an honor to say. Then the greatest coach of all time but I appreciate you having me man. Looking forward to the conversation so. What were you thinking last night as the Milwaukee, bucks don't take the floor and it becomes a reality that. There's not going to be a playoff game and then we see the way it plays out through the evening. We saw your tweets couple of them went viral by the way Jay bickerstaff on twitter. Now love that but you really some poignant words to say and so I just take me through your day and experiencing that somebody in the NBA. You know they did a good job of keeping their thoughts to themselves and it was really a surprise. You know normally something like that is GonNa get out you know but they did a great job of keeping it to themselves organizing it in making it a powerful statement You know I can't speak enough about the power of their voices and what it means to communities and people all over the world and all of our country for sure So you know it's a powerful statement and that's what people don't what some people don't want to give credit where credit is due Did, not know the outcome of what was going to happen. You. Know they didn't know what their sacrifice could possibly lead to as far as repercussions from the League or from TV ESPN fans whatever it may been, but they still had the courage to do it. And that says a lot. It says how important it is to and how important it should be to all of us. What do you think? How do you think you would have handled it because to hear it coaches were still getting ready for that game players really kind of did this on their own in the locker room and it's within an hour of game. and. So I'm sure you can attempt to relate to the coaches and kind of what was going on. If you put yourself in that position, how do you think would have played out because I can only match the stress of Getting Ready for a playoff game is is something already and then you walk in and your player said, we're not playing tonight. And I think the first thing is you show support this isn't something has popped out of the Blue I'm sure that there have been a ton of conversations with bud in his guys about the circumstances he's got some very powerful guys and you saw what George Hill Janas. Had to say how it's impacted them. In, affected down extremely difficult way. So I'm sure they've had some conversations. But in that moment you show support you know you ask questions. You help guide or whatever the plan may be but you're there as a resource, a tool because again, you're not getting in the way of. Two, powerful a moment. It means too much a this time in our society what's going on? So you're there as a resource a shoulder to lean on if they need it. It seems to me that minor standing from talking to players and coaches and exects. Slow last day is that it is clear that the bubbles as a success in terms of quality of play in terms of health and safety. But a lot of people fail that it's been a failure on the league's part in terms of capitalizing the fact that everybody's there twenty two teams started there now thirteen remaining and it's been a failure to creatively find ways to take advantage of this platform. I mean. To me yesterday that Jaylen Brown tweets out that he wants to leave to go protests and the feeling is that he should be able to make more of an impact being from the bubble and utilizing that platform and player seemed to be a frustrated with the fact that they can't creatively use that platform right now and it seems to me like everything that happened yesterday is just the players taking that into their own hands to accelerate this. And I think that's what the players do. Right I think when all these things happen and you know the players lead nothing best. What's the most fantastic part of this is you know we are looking for voices in our society to push us over No human being has more influence or larger platforms than are NBA players. So we expect them and we're depending on them to lead us. They're leading US where our so called leaders have failed us. They're trying to pull us all together and it's for the right reasons. You know what? I mean this isn't a selfish caused. This isn't a divisive 'cause of this is a cause for equality and humanity of everybody should be able to get on board with and we need their voices in their platform. And we'll follow suit. As a team that wasn't there at that bubble, you have a different set of challenges with keeping up with your guys. During this time there is some you know just team wise luxury of all being in an isolated place and you don't have to you know the test have been coming back negative, etc etc and you have to stay in constant contact with all your players who have played basketball for a long time if you can't just kind of take us through your conversations with your players and kind of how they feel as a group of guys that outside of this bubble yet obviously want to. Care about the message that is getting out as as a collective from NBA and the players. Yeah it's it's been tough to be honest with you you know March eleventh was a long time ago, and then obviously they shut down our practice facility soon after that and everybody went their own separate ways. But as a staff, we tried to be as creative as we possibly can. I can't tell you how many text messages group text messages, zoom calls. You name it and we you know we've tried to do it..
J.B. Bickerstaff on the NBA Strike and Racial Justice
"Us today is the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Also, the greatest interim head coach and the history of basketball. He is now three for three. With the Houston Rockets, the Memphis Grizzlies at now the Cleveland Cavaliers interim turned head coach J., B. Bickerstaff. Thanks for coming on with us. Man I appreciate it I guess that's an honor to say. Then the greatest coach of all time but I appreciate you having me man. Looking forward to the conversation so. What were you thinking last night as the Milwaukee, bucks don't take the floor and it becomes a reality that. There's not going to be a playoff game and then we see the way it plays out through the evening. We saw your tweets couple of them went viral by the way Jay bickerstaff on twitter. Now love that but you really some poignant words to say and so I just take me through your day and experiencing that somebody in the NBA. You know they did a good job of keeping their thoughts to themselves and it was really a surprise. You know normally something like that is GonNa get out you know but they did a great job of keeping it to themselves organizing it in making it a powerful statement You know I can't speak enough about the power of their voices and what it means to communities and people all over the world and all of our country for sure So you know it's a powerful statement and that's what people don't what some people don't want to give credit where credit is due Did, not know the outcome of what was going to happen. You. Know they didn't know what their sacrifice could possibly lead to as far as repercussions from the League or from TV ESPN fans whatever it may been, but they still had the courage to do it. And that says a lot. It says how important it is to and how important it should be to all of us. What do you think? How do you think you would have handled it because to hear it coaches were still getting ready for that game players really kind of did this on their own in the locker room and it's within an hour of game. and. So I'm sure you can attempt to relate to the coaches and kind of what was going on. If you put yourself in that position, how do you think would have played out because I can only match the stress of Getting Ready for a playoff game is is something already and then you walk in and your player said, we're not playing tonight. And I think the first thing is you show support this isn't something has popped out of the Blue I'm sure that there have been a ton of conversations with bud in his guys about the circumstances he's got some very powerful guys and you saw what George Hill Janas. Had to say how it's impacted them. In, affected down extremely difficult way. So I'm sure they've had some conversations. But in that moment you show support you know you ask questions. You help guide or whatever the plan may be but you're there as a resource, a tool because again, you're not getting in the way of. Two, powerful a moment. It means too much a this time in our society what's going on? So you're there as a resource a shoulder to lean on if they need it. It seems to me that minor standing from talking to players and coaches and exects. Slow last day is that it is clear that the bubbles as a success in terms of quality of play in terms of health and safety. But a lot of people fail that it's been a failure on the league's part in terms of capitalizing the fact that everybody's there twenty two teams started there now thirteen remaining and it's been a failure to creatively find ways to take advantage of this platform. I mean. To me yesterday that Jaylen Brown tweets out that he wants to leave to go protests and the feeling is that he should be able to make more of an impact being from the bubble and utilizing that platform and player seemed to be a frustrated with the fact that they can't creatively use that platform right now and it seems to me like everything that happened yesterday is just the players taking that into their own hands to accelerate this. And I think that's what the players do. Right I think when all these things happen and you know the players lead nothing best. What's the most fantastic part of this is you know we are looking for voices in our society to push us over No human being has more influence or larger platforms than are NBA players. So we expect them and we're depending on them to lead us. They're leading US where our so called leaders have failed us. They're trying to pull us all together and it's for the right reasons. You know what? I mean this isn't a selfish caused. This isn't a divisive 'cause of this is a cause for equality and humanity of everybody should be able to get on board with and we need their voices in their platform. And we'll follow suit.
"jb bickerstaff" Discussed on Road Trippin': Richard vs. Channing
"Yet but we get that. Can we get channing chair that he's comfortable in? Muscle is again. I just can't sit still and now this is. A rental house. Still, there is what is Herbert. Still there you know. Her thoughts the that's literally the gravesite. Did you could see it? He named. On You named his pimple Herbert like a week ago. Has Just I. See that Herbert is still there. Wasn't that an episode of Family Guy I'll yes. Young. I forgot what what did he names, but anyways yet, but he was mad. Aggressive as all imple- was really aggressive player, or the show the pimple with. Let's sorry I'll get. I'll get back to KP. Is An unbelievable talent. He is an unbelievable kidby. He's got you know. A heart of gold wants to be a part of the team wants to play the right way. You. Know offense at of the floor. You know his skill set. Is You know in his ability to get to the basket and score in playmate like he's got all the tools, and then defensively. He's competitive as hell and he wants to go after he's got an opportunity to be a top. You know two way player in this league it to me is a story of. One person, trying to do the most to a kid to prove a point because he's not the kid that they tried to portray him to be where people should have been afraid for him to slip to us at thirty and thank you to whoever did that because we gotta steal, we got a great kid I'm. I couldn't be more excited about you know here's potential in the opportunity that he has gone forward. Yeah, I heard, I heard dat would even when he was there that you know he wasn't playing. He had the injury in obviously these young kids. There's supposed to be one and done. If you're not a hundred percent, they tell you to sit out. They tell you to sit down and I'm not saying it didn't have injury what? What you see, this more times than not guys are probably planning on being in school one year being very very precautious when they're playing, but then there was just a bunch of other questions, and so when I saw him fall to thirty, and I knew that at the beginning of the season that everyone had him as a as a top ten player, and he a top five top ten player coming out of high school. I knew that you guys had a great great opportunity, but then watching him play. He has a chance to be special. And that's you know that's not the word that you use. Coaches us. We don't use that word lightly. Special special. Word out like what you legitimately has a chance to be a special player. Physically strong shooting. Advocate, Appalachia? He's got like you said. Every single skill set that you need, and he already has them at nineteen and so. The thing. That's even more like you and you've been around. These guys like he just does things naturally that you're like Oh my God. He just do that. You know what I mean like at full speed like he'll just be going full speed, and then all of a sudden something will happen in like grown NBA. Players will look at each other like. Did, you just see that yeah. Yeah I've got. You can eat him, and so that's why I mean and on top of it. He's a great kid like I couldn't be more excited about the opportunity. Man Congratulations for him. Dropping thirty was channing labeled as a special player Jess but Physically! Wasn't table skill guy you'll. I watched the tournament game. Obviously, the outcome wasn't the greatest, but during quarantine I watched the tournament game of Illinois in Arizona. Wasn't it was.
"jb bickerstaff" Discussed on Road Trippin': Richard vs. Channing
"Bringing chairs. Mother. Road trip and I'm your host Allie Clifton Jimmy Dr Richard Jefferson and making his second appearance this time, not on a boat. It is a now. The head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers could back then I believe you were an interim head coach coming up that season, the rockets JV bickerstaff. I'll be honest with you. I don't remember. I believe it was that summer. You were coming off of that and then I, think you may have went to Memphis. You. May Be has coaching stops the way. I've played my last seven years. He's got a pivotal role in mind different organizations. Hey He's got the best role right now. We were presented. I was getting ready to say we're. I'm looking channing space right now. We should definitely be podcast without being able to see each other states. Know. What makes it so authentic? JV joined my love. I have to see him every week weekly. Actually not. We were going to get by without doing when this then channing was like. Let's do, too. It's like you gotTA. You GotTa choose your friends wisely, so J. B. asked me a couple of weeks ago. Like Hey, would you be WanNa talk with some guys and Mike? AM No problem. Just let me know the time I'll chop up with your guys who younger players so he sends me a text. As our group is texting like. Are we going to do to? Can we do one today? What are we thinking so JV's texting? He's like hey, my bad would. What are your things about Friday? And I go? What are you doing today at one o'clock? Goes, he goes. What did one of your guests cancel and I was like no. You just happen to be Jackson me while we're talking about a burger. Do a podcast right now, so we're just be generous with your time Richard and just do something out of the kindness of your heart for one. Thing that I had already agreed to do the event..
"jb bickerstaff" Discussed on The Woj Pod
"The NBA coaches talking about what it is that we can do and what our responsibility is and how we're going to move forward together. What was that call like? Among all your peers. Powerful to be honest with you, it was raw. It was emotional. It was educational It was up lifting to be honest with you. There were a lot of voices on that phone. Call that are willing to step outside themselves and do the right thing, and there's a group of people on that phone call who already are doing those things. You mentioned Stan Van Gundy. Steve Kerr pop you. Go down the list of guys who you know before this happen. have done a ton in the black community to try to help racial equality in reform so I was you know I'll let James Talk a little bit more about that conversation. Too but you know the following day, we had the conversation with our subcommittee. That we formed in that initial meeting and you know I left that meeting with our subcommittee, it was about two and a half hours of watching some very intelligent people. Want to hammer out a solution to the problem, and that's the thing. I think it's it's. It's great. Be a by our group in our coach. Association is because to be a great head coach in this league. You have to come up with solutions. You know you can't just sit there and say oh well. He can't go left. He can't do this. We can't play the pick and roll like you have to come up with solutions so to sit. Sit In there on that phone call and listen to all these brilliant people come up with solutions. I was so encouraged when I got off the phone and made me even think you know if there's just thirty of us now imagine if people in other businesses, you know they're putting their minds together, and they're trying to come up with ideas like imagine all the things that we could come up with so you know in a very emotional and. GENITA- time? There was motivation encouragement that I found leaving those meetings that had. Pushed me even to just go WANNA. Do more figure out ways to help even more so. You know I can't say enough about what that group is doing and all the coaches that are involved amazing. Yeah I was it was powerful I left. They're motivated I left I left there proud, will a proud of. Being, part of an organization, a League, an ownership group that's really fighting for chain, want change and I'm not sure there's a better organization. Association equipped to handle something like this and really see changed through and I felt that on that call with the head coaches. And unfortunate that I. I've been around a program in San Antonio. That pop was on this for a number of years. This is this is not new to pop in. His leadership will be tremendous throughout this and he's going to be a part of this, but. you know I I've been inspired. You know a number of times under his leadership, and really my my eyes open when I got to San, Antonio a young guy when I got there and I didn't understand the depth of this racial inequality the way he spoke about it. We'd go, you know. We Watch the thirteenth documentary at Netflix as a group together we watch Sharak. Spike Lee's movie together. We went to the Holocaust museum together. Our players eyes were opened boating matter there, and he impacted many many lives. And what can we do if we stretch out across our league across our country? These voices WANNA stand up and be heard and I think there's tremendous leadership here. There's a great opportunity from our league. You know we're going to be a front stage. You know in these playoffs having a voice and you know this. This has been very inspirational, getting out for the first time to a protest from me. Listening to my guys. Listen to the paying the frustration. And now trying to become more educated as J., B. said you know. I want to become more educated. I WANNA provide a platform for our guys. I want to be involved in the community. I don't feel this. Just bunch of words were speaking right now. I believe there's action now. That will take place from our league and. Were equipped for that. We have a leader Adam silver. That, Promotes diversity inclusion were built for this moment, and so I'm excited. You know there's a lot of work to do, but what? I what I heard on that call. Would I see the momentum? Not only from our league, but what I've seen the young people as I walked through that protests. There's a young generation that wants to see change, your. And our social platforms, social media the diversity of of our country. was was laid out there so I'm hopeful, but I understand there's work, but I believe we all want you know we all WanNa, see change and this time. To be honest and I don't know if it's the circumstances that were in right now because of the pandemic, but this time it doesn't feel like it's going away. So many times in the past these incidents happen and there's been another distraction. That's kind of taken us away from the message, and this just feels different. This feels like there is more people who have. The drive to consistently in sustain. The effort that is gonNA, take the change it and it feels like there's more people who are there witnessing and see it to. You know disadvantaged communities have been fighting fights for a long time, but you know the sheer numbers of those communities won't allow four the type of. If all the people who believe that this is wrong, come together and stand and fight as one like the numbers are astronomical, you know there are people in our country of all different races in creeds in. That's what we need, and you see that more now you see those groups coming together I think that's right. J. B. and I think the reason this has staying power. It isn't because only the black humidity is showing commitment to this or the Hispanic humidity's James the first full-time Hispanic head coach. In the NBA and J B. Your Father Bernie bickerstaff was a trailblazer in the NBA among black coaches and executives Those who who had both were in both positions, but were seeing as. Coalition, which is what it was always going to take and one other thing had Lloyd, Pierce in Quin Snyder on the podcast last weekend. Boy, something Lloyd said to me really stayed with me all week. And I think you can certainly speak to this B.. Up How much of how often he always made a point to where his Atlanta hawks gear, his.
Beilein resigns as coach, will have new Cavs role
"Minutes right now we're gonna talk to Cleveland cavs they've got a new head coach or they don't put their old one resigned and here's more from Kevin John Beal I resigned today as expected and just fifty four games assistant JB Bickerstaff has been elevated to head coach be line will be given a new role in the organization he left the university of Michigan last may to sign a five year deal to coach the cavs but was miserable on the job corps even fourteen forty second worst record in the NBA just ahead of the twelve and forty three warriors who by the way we'll have Steph curry on the floor in game soon enough today Steve Kerr argue that getting him back is key because in part he'll have a chance to play with
Report: Beilein out as Cavs head coach
"NBA the Cavaliers are promoting associate head coach JB Bickerstaff to become full time coach runners first practice this evening on Wednesday week sources tell our own age rewards now ski John beeline is expected to say goodbye to his staff and players in the late afternoon today upon the players and coaches returning from the all star break the source also told our own woes the cavs are fourteen and forty and the second worst win percentage in the
Sources: Beilein out, Bickerstaff in as Cavs coach
"N. also developing John B. line could be out in Cleveland with the cavs ESPN says be lining the caps are working out a financial settlement on the remainder of his contract meantime word is that the cavs plan to promote JB Bickerstaff to full time head coach once the B. line separation is finalized perhaps as soon as
Lakers reportedly to interview former Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff as coaching search continues
"B Bickerstaff is going to interview for the Lakers. Head coaching position at Bernie, son. It is son. Yes, he spent two seasons as the grizzlies head coach and went forty eight and ninety seven he was also the interim head coach in Houston after Kevin McHale was fired right before the rockets hired Mike, Dan, Tony. He's scheduled to meet with Jeanie Buss. Rob Pelinka Joey bus, Jesse bus, Tim, Harris. And of course, Linda and Kurt Rambis. And yes, his father is Bernie Bickerstaff interim coach five games before. Mike Brown after Mike Brown was fired. But he looks like his dad, of course, you would he's well worked. These are the Lakers coaching candidates, and this is their last two seasons as head coaches JV Bickerstaff was fifteen and forty eight and thirty three and forty nine before he was fired Frank Vogel was twenty nine and fifty three and twenty five and fifty seven for he was fired Jason Kidd, forty two in forty twenty three twenty two five. Admits season final Holland's ten and twenty seven in his last season was fired mid season. And Mike Woodson was thirty seven and forty five before he was fired. That is you'll want to coaching pool. I I don't know enough about J V Bickerstaff to have an opinion. But he's interesting. I always liked his dad. Interesting list. My feeling is that they have completely blue completely blown this coaching. Search not been good. They they should have got money Williams. If that was the guy that they wanted they should've paid whatever and giving him whatever it is. He wanted to get him. Because what I feel like is. If you have someone in mind, that's your number one guy the moment that it goes out to the public. That is your number one guy. He is now your guy otherwise you look like a second option, and you're the Lakers. You can't be the second option. And then when you go to your number two guy, and he turns you down your now on your third option. And everyone knows this is your third option. Well, that's why you know, it's amazing to me. How stuff gets out like?
"jb bickerstaff" Discussed on The Woj Pod
"And this is a pro every day Mark the same way all of our guys like we don't have guys who take plays off. We don't have guys who take practices off, you know. So I appreciate it. So when a guy says something to you, you know, you're probably in the wrong, which was you know, that to be that line between staying true to what you believe your values are thought out over the summer in a preseason of how you're going to do things and how you think it fits your group? But then to be able to just go off of it. And that's that ability coach has to have. To say to stop saying. Let's just keep doing it 'til we do it right versus. Maybe we're not doing it. Exactly. Maybe we should do it differently. Well, I think what it comes down to is understanding that it's not about you. And the only thing that matters is what's happening with the team. So if you've got something that you think is unbelievable. And you know, you put all this time and work and all this. If it doesn't work for the group of guys that you have it doesn't matter. So if you go into a situation with the idea that the team is always first then it makes your decisions easy. You know, you don't have to sit there and rethink it. It's it's not about us as coaches it's about what's best for the team. And you know, I can be wrong. You know what? I mean. I got no problem with that guy tells them, hey, you know, this made work a little better for the group that we have I'm open. It's easy. Obviously there's certain core principles that we have. But you know, whatever's best for the team as far as long as it is for the team. It's not what's best for me as. A play or me as this player me. Is that player it's genuinely in the best interest of the team that I'm open to it JV. I appreciate you taking time as always. And you got some film to watch tonight. But thanks for taking time to visit. I appreciate you him you on here. All right. Yeah. Thanks for listening to this episode of the woke pod a big. Thank you to my guest today. Memphis grizzlies, coach JV Bickerstaff. Remember, you can subscribe and listen to archived episodes of the pod. Wherever you get your shows you could find us on apple podcasts radio dot com. Wherever else you listen to the Welsh pot. And of course, a big thank you to our sponsors today. Quip Robin Hood and Sonos support them the way they support us here at the willows pod. We'll catch next time.
"jb bickerstaff" Discussed on The Woj Pod
"Is it more important with Markelle solve Marcus smart guy? He's a sensitive guy in good ways sensitive in that the cares about the environment. He cares about the wise of what you're doing. There had to be some relationship repairing. I think not just we know what happened with Fiz and on the way out. But I think Orgainzation Alie it seemed like there was a lot of a lot of talking that's had to go on in the last year about direction, and and how he still fit into it. And what you could do around him. Is that a challenge is? Is it easy with him? Is he I think he's demanding of those around him. Yeah. There's no doubt about it. And I don't know any elite player, you know, who's not and they have high expectations for themselves, and they expect you to carry those same expectations for yourself. So like Mark, and I've had a great relationship. You know, every conversation isn't an easy conversation. But we wouldn't want it that way, we want to be honest with each other. And we always are we see, you know. Certain things the same. Then there's other things that we see differently. When I give Mark credit for is even the things that I may see differently, and I've asked him to do he's gone out and done it, you know. And you know, if it works he goes out, and does it again, if it doesn't work, you know, and I can have a conversation coach, you know, I think this can help us, and because I know where he's coming from, you know, free. And you know, what I mean, I do what you do. You know, you're one of the best defensive bigs in this league. You're one of the most impact defensive players in this league. You see something? Let's do it. You know, let's make sure it works as make sure the other guys know what they're doing. So that they can have their piece done, but you know, being able to have the conversation, and I generally think that the age plays a part in it too. You know, being thirty nine years old working with guys who are plus thirty thirty five in that, you know, being able to relate to them and earn their respect and have conversations with them. Differently than, you know, father figure type, you know, coach may have the relationship is different way, we interact with one another is different. And I think that's been helpful to. What's it like to watch Ghazal in Connelly come to work every day together is like they like this old married couple. Do they talk? Is it unspoken with them? Sometimes like how what's it like to be around them day in and day out? And how they worked together it's beautiful to be honest..
"jb bickerstaff" Discussed on The Woj Pod
"We would ballboy we would do all those things with them. And we would see the day to day preparation that he had to put into coaching. You know, as we grew up. He was gone a lot because of his job. And so my mom was there, and my mom was a schoolteacher. So you know that teaching instinct at similar coaching was there too. And you know, she knew the game of basketball because of her experience with my dad, obviously. And she would talk to us, you know, she would coach us, you know, game to gain she'd be at the game. And we'd be embarrassed. Because she'd be in the crowd hollering at us telling us what to do. So but the combination of the two of them is. That's what I thought was teaching coaching. That's why went hand in hand for me. You know, when Golden State was going through the stuff with K D And dream on and stuff that goes on every day all over the league. I know one feeling Golden State, and what they always kinda give them confidence was, you know, with Steph curry and Klay Thompson that those two like what they care about is winning like whatever else is going on. They can be oblivious to it. But when something is going to get in the way of winning. That's when they step in. And that they kinda thought and goals say part of that is because they grew up in the league they've seen stuff happen. They saw is kids. They heard their dad's talk about it. Or they bend around it. And they're a little more desensitized to it. And it sort of a lousy them to not get too caught up in the other stuff and stay focus on what's important in the job. And does that make sense to you as somebody who grew up in pro basketball, probably saw lots of crazy stuff in the locker room as a kid or your dad, come home and talk about it happened on a road trip where you're just okay? Like, you don't lose too much. Time with that. You just know that's the NBA, and it may not be what's the most important thing for me to deal with today. Also think that the type of people that their parents were in the NBA has a huge impact. Like, you know, Michael another university of Minnesota was, you know, a solid person in the NBA, you know, he was part of winning Dell. Curry obviously, you know, solid human being, you know, understands what's important. And I think those guys they saw that. And you know, give their parents credit for instilling that in them. But you also think about and I think about this too is like, You you know, know. you don't play the game with a sense of desperation where you'll do whatever it takes to compromise. Your beliefs just to hang around or be a part of it. And what I see in them and most people who win at a high level is you know, they stand by what they believe helps win. And it was interesting to just listen to their comments. When people were saying, oh, this is going to be the reason why. And both of those guys said that's not going to be the reason why and it wasn't..
"jb bickerstaff" Discussed on The Woj Pod
"You know, when you talk about being able at the college level to make an impact on a young person. I've kind of always felt like the place that you really can do that is at high school. And I think most people feel their high school coaches, it's more of a developmental age. It's a different dynamic between the player and coach then maybe a college where the coach is really indebted to the player for coming. Sometimes it's hard to discipline. The guy in college. How long's he staying for? Do you really think it's still you can really make an impact on a guy's life at that level is harder. Now, you think to do? I mean, I think, you know, having kids and seeing kids I think they're way more advanced than we were those same stages in our lives because they're exposed to so much more. But I do think, you know, between the ages of seventeen and twenty one whether it ends up being a guy who makes it to the NBA or not, you know, you can have an impact on someone to help them. Become a better man to help them become an adult. And I think those, you know, the way I look back on my college coaches guy who spent five years in college, and I look back on them, and they had a huge impact on my life. Whether they knew at the time or not when I look back on it. You know, they were important in my development. So you know, again, it wasn't about just two guys. Who went pro, you know, it was about the whole group of guys, and we all talked to this day, and we still talk, and he's still tell the same stories about, you know, the things that are coaches said to us and how they helped us when you looked at it and examined it was the recruiting part of it. What gave you the most pause? You like I haven't been in it. I don't have the relationships I could hire systems, and I can put try to put a great staff together. But as a college coach, you're still at the mercy of what your marketplaces for players, right? Yeah. You know, I'm fortunate that I still have some friends who are, you know, in the college game like guys who I can truly consider friends that have been assistance as some pretty top level programs. So. Trust in those relationships. I thought could have been helpful. You know, you just hear the horror stories of recruiting and how bad it can be. But, you know, the overall thought, and the reason that I was, you know, thinking about it was, you know, it was passed that again, it was more of a service to the game basketball, which I think basketball is giving me so much. And again, I've had some really really good coaches going all the way back to grade school. You know, my best friend's dad Gil, Chapman coaches, and hey, you starting in the seventh grade, and like, you know, he impacted the way I played, and I watched him, you know, we played with guys who, you know, their parents couldn't always get them to the gym. But we never practiced on whenever started practice on time because he had to go pick everybody up and then bring them to the gym. And it was like that influence on me was how impactful coach can be you know, I still have my high school coach Rudi Kerry still sends me text message now and watches are games and talks about our team. So. To me just being a basketball coach more than you know, having the title a basketball coach coaches at teacher, a coach should be a mentor and someone that can help people develop even at the NBA level. Where guys are, you know, thirty five years old, and you have a responsibility to them. How do you help them and help them become you know, better what it is that they're trying to do like, that's the important piece of coaching to me is that a bigger challenge to figure out how you can impact that at the level.
"jb bickerstaff" Discussed on The Woj Pod
"I think for the league college coach, I think sometimes there's a thing of well. I don't want the NBA jobs. I can get in the NBA jobs. I want I can't get for the elite guy who who looks at maybe making the jump, but those who've been back in for some have been back and forth for years. I think most prefer to be in the pros, but there's more colleges more colleges playing at a high level that will pay at a high level. I mean, there's been majors in college who pay like NBA jobs like mid majors. And so it's an option, but when you're evaluating it what a p. He'll to you. Besides the fact of it's a chance to be a head coach because I think the recruiting makes everybody uneasy essentially, I don't want to have to compromise myself. I don't wanna have to put myself in that situation. And then you wonder can I win without doing that? Well, the thing about it to me was the impact that coaches head on me as I was coming up and to be able to play for Clem Haskins at the university of Minnesota. George Felton was an assistant coach at Oregon state. When I was there. Eddie pain was the head coach. I still talk to George Felton still stay in touch with coach Askins, and they had a huge impact on my life. And for me, it was thinking about being able to have that same impact on somebody else. You know, the college recruit and all that stuff. It's as one year, I was a director of basketball operations at the university of Minnesota. So I saw you know, what that was like, but it was more so working with a younger group of people who, you You know. know, I feel like there's more to be had there all the young guys that we get in the NBA. You know, there's certain things that the experience that I have now could be helpful to them. So that's what I was looking.
"jb bickerstaff" Discussed on The Woj Pod
"And here comes Memphis grit and grind dragging down into the mud. Limiting possessions is an advantage the way that like the altitude is an advantage in Denver Utah. Can you see it that way when we're on our game? You can definitely watch. And what it does is it makes people uncomfortable. There's everybody's so used to play in a certain way they're playing up and down there trying to get shots off quickly that now when they come to see us, and we slow it down. We take the possessions down. You can see guy start to get anxious. You know now they're just trying to get shots up. Now, they're trying to force feed their offense. Now, we get deflections. They take bad shots. We get an opportunity to get out and get on the offense of into the floor. So you can definitely see. See it, and it has its pros and cons throughout because you know, you are unique. So people have to calibrate themselves to you at all levels. You know what I mean? Whether it's opponents officials whatever it may be because it's a little bit different of a game that they're used to seeing. So again, but we're we're on top of our game. And we're playing in the mud where we like to be. You know, it does slow people down. But then they get sped up because they feel like they gotta make more things happen more quickly after Houston J B when you you weren't retained as the interim coach you got that team into the playoffs, which I think people underestimate a little bit given all that was going on that year in Houston got into the playoffs loss in the first round. And you went with Fiz to Memphis, is assistant was their party you at that time that wondered was that my one shot to be a head coach, you know, how hard is only thirty these. And it's easy to get labeled. And like, and I think even when you took over like, you don't wanna get labeled as the interim coach, I'm just a guy who comes in and takes over. But I'm not I'm not a keeper perception can become reality. What was your thought after Houston? And what you thought maybe was still out there for you. I mean, it was I had a couple of interviews that summer obviously didn't end up getting the job that I was pretty close on them. But you know, when I came to Memphis, I had thought about, you know, talk to my agent Brett just about, you know, maybe going to college and seeing if that was, you know, a better avenue working with younger guys and all that stuff and see where that win. But Fiz as close as we were the conversations we had before other one of us got a fulltime job was whenever we got one. You know, we're going to do it together. So coming into Memphis. I was excited about the opportunity that team we had the group of guys we got to work with and then next year, I get another interim job and at that point. There are thoughts. No one's going to hire the two-time. Interim who doesn't keep the job, you know. So it was a as that process is going on. It was another thought and conversation with Brett about maybe this is the time that we get involved in this college game and see what happens. Let me ask about that. When you look at college basketball, and Mike experiences always been anybody who's coached in both almost to a man would prefer to be in the NBA..
"jb bickerstaff" Discussed on The Woj Pod
"The kind of leadership J b that it takes to win the league and have Saul and Conley. And some of your other veterans like especially as a coach coming in Iran physics staff, you took over as the interim in the end is it still a league where the leadership it's gotta come from within that locker room? It's gotta come from guys like that to sort of. It leaves a stain when you have even with all the injuries that losing. And what you went through last year. Like, it doesn't just wash away with the new habits that can come. And when you get those guys back how much are they part of sort of maybe kind of recalibrating what the expectations are out. That's that was an aberration for us guys. That's not business as usual here. And and then you have those guys to sort of reinforce that everyday. Yeah. It was it was easy from that standpoint. Because those two guys have high expectations for themselves and for the teams that they're part of their. Used to success? Their leadership comes from absolute buy into what we're trying to do. We're doing things that may be a little different than they've done in the past from a schematic standpoint. But whatever it is they're all in and that makes it very easy as a coach to hold other people accountable. They hold each other accountable. Again, you add some of the veterans, and the most the most important thing to me the thing that stands out to me about you know, the two guys that we added a shelving Garrett. Those guys is you know, they're so unselfish, and that's the environment of our team. You know, we had this conversation. And I hope he doesn't get upset about it. But manager Michael Green had a conversation. I don't like to make guys lose their spot over being injured. So I had the conversation with Jay, Mike and j Mike let me off the hook. He said coach I see what's been going on. All I wanna do is be a part of it. Now. This is a guy who was a start on a team that help take us to the play offs. But that's the. Of our group right now. And that's why it's enjoyable to be around. You know, we may have lost three games in a row, but these guys everyday show up and you're going to get their best effort, and you're going to get the commitment to the group. Not the what's most important to me attitude is that harder to find in this league now than it was like contracts are shorter. Now guys are coming up on free agency more frequently wanna say almost a little less than half the league can be a free agent next summer. I don't know if that's a record. But it's such a significant number. Can we not underestimate the impact that all of that can have on a locker room and trying to install a real team first mentality? And again, it's it's the responsibility of front offices coaches to do background checks guys and see the makeup of the person. I and those are the type of people that you want in your program is guys have attract rather? Record either positive or negative or somewhere in between. And when you're trying to build a team, you know, you need to find as many of those guys as you possibly can. I think it becomes difficult because there are younger guys in the NBA, and those younger guys, you know, have been the focal point for so long, the Jaren Jackson's of the world, rare, you know, a guy who's just willing to fit in and exact same thing. You know, whatever we call upon Jaren to do he's on board with it. Whatever practice, whatever extra work. He does it. And I think it's you know for guys to sacrifice in situations where money's at St. statistics are at stake. I think it's it says a lot about our group of guys and their commitment to what we're trying to do. But to me its who they are no matter what if they weren't playing basketball. These guys would be the exact same way. Whatever job they had. They'd be doing the exact same way. JV? What's the? Advantage that you might have that be when you play so differently than the rest of the league. And there's not always a lot of practice time. It's not college basketball where you got three days prepare for your next opponent who might run the Princeton offense, or whatever it is..
"jb bickerstaff" Discussed on The Woj Pod
"I mean, we're not playing exactly the same. You know from a defensive standpoint we hope to get after you offensively. We are shooting more threes shooting a higher percentage from three that type of thing to kind of keep up with where the league is going. But we've got a mindset of you know, we're going to get after you defensively we're going to try to play harder than you every single night. We're going to try to be unselfish to me. That's the city of Memphis at I've seen, you know, in the short time that I've been there like you couldn't coach the Lakers play this way. Right. Right. Yeah. It's identity the market. And I just think Memphis the fans they're like this is synonymous to them with success in winning. And like you said people underestimate what a great basketball town. Memphis, what Memphis state, and then, of course, university of Memphis and all the players who've come from there while it still a relatively newer NBA market. It's a pretty sophisticated basketball market. They appreciate how you play in the way do it. And it's a high Q basketball town to which I think is, you know, it's a unique situation where you know, they see what's going on. They recognize it. And they understand it. They come to our games. They watch what our guys are doing. They watched a style that they play they watch and recognize the extra pass they watch and recognize the extra rotation. You know, you go out in about town. And you know, you can have games where you one and people are saying things to you like, hey, will, you know? What we're going to do about that defense, the slippage that you'll usually maybe only seen the film room. Right. Exactly. And it's it's it's fun. You know, what I mean to have you know, open and have educated conversations with basketball fans..
"jb bickerstaff" Discussed on The Woj Pod
"He's playing matter. Like you're trying to win. You're not just it's not just playing empty minutes to play the lottery pick and to me that so much more valuable for the development of a young guy, then the normal lottery high lottery, too, it's different. It's unique. Because every mistake that rookies gonna make matters that much more in what we're trying to accomplish. Normally when you are drafted in the top five, you know, like you said with the exception of Boston past couple years. It's you know, we're just playing and there's a strong possibility that we're going to be in the lottery next year, and you get to learn through making those mistakes, and hopefully there's growth for you. But it's magnified when you're on a team with you know, hall of fame caliber players with the objective of not only just making the. Playoffs but making a run in the playoffs and every game. You know, we always look back in April. And there's a game in December. Where we're like, you know, that game matter, you know, that you wish you could head back. So it's important, and he's gotta learn and learn quickly the thing that's amazing about Jaren is for kid who just turned nineteen he so mature, and he has a professional approach to what we're doing. There's never been a situation where I've seen them out of sorts or things were just too big former moving too fast the way he approaches his life and basketball, it's under control. And I think that's been helpful for JV. We talk this summer, and you just been named head coach, and you really from the very beginning. It was I think you really wanted to Rian brace what had been the identity of this organization, grit and grind. And the league is changed all around the grizzlies from the beginning of this era. And I think there was the sense of well, you're just going to have to become like everybody else, and you're going to have to. Scrap it that's not today's NBA. And a lot of ways you guys have doubled down on it. He said, listen, like Marcus, part of our present our future, Marcus all and Mike's back and like we're doubling down on that. And I guess it's an organizational decision right to say. We don't have to abandon this. In fact, we're going to do just the opposite. Well, the thing about it what we were thinking about as we decided to go in this direction to me. It was more about history and the city in the fan base of degrees. Lease. That group minal Holland's as a coach, Mike, Mark Zibo. Tony allen. You know, they created something that was bigger than the team. If you go to Memphis, you see the fans the people come out. And they bought in. It's one of those things I think about like the Pittsburgh Steelers in those towels the Green Bay Packers and the cheese heads. It's something that was bigger than just a team that may last couple years or whatever it may be like, grit and grind is something that we should embrace because it is Memphis, if it's it fits the city, and when you have an opportunity to do something like that, it's a special unique situation. And I wanted to make sure that this was something that you know, we bought into the game isn't the same..
"jb bickerstaff" Discussed on The Woj Pod
"Throw us in that group and most people's is in that group, given people notice that you know, we're pretty good teams J B how differently if it all when you're an interim coach versus once you been named the head coach or under contract. You don't have that tag. I should say is the approach any different data day. Do you have to approach it differently as an interim when you're competing to get the job you went through it before in Houston where you'd weren't kept on as the head coach did that influence at all how you handled it last season. You know, honestly, when you take over in that position, and you have this position as a whole your responsibilities to the organization, and that's the way I tried to approach it. You can't have selfish motives in a position of leadership. I don't think that's the right way to go about it. So you know, a sat down with the front office. You know, got information of the direction we were heading in the things that we were trying to do in both places, and you know, the results were different. But it's only thing that matters is what's right for the organization, and then whatever happens to you you kind of figure it out on back in lucky enough to be able to get this job. If I didn't get this job because of the situation and circumstances who knows the next I would've had to get a job. So I'm thankful for that. And appreciative from this organization. But it it's tough because you know, as an interim there is no long term plan. You know, it's day to day. It's game to game. It's figure out whatever we're trying to do right now as an head coach. You know, you've got some years on your contract you've had conversation with ownership front office. And you can put a. Plan in place, and it's not a you know a week plan. You know, what I mean, it's a three year plan. Hopefully, I mean, this is how it's supposed to work teams in the playoffs for a significant stretch years. They get riddled with injuries. They bottom out. They end up in the lottery, they get the number four pick. They get a player in. Jaren Jackson who not only is a cornerstone for the future. All of a sudden, he's really good right away. You plug him into your group and you try to head right back to the playoffs. That's what it's supposed to be now teams linger for years in the lottery. But I think what happened with Memphis is. That's how you hope it works out. Right. Well, we're fortunate. You know what? I mean, we're we're fortunate and we were different than all the other teams that were in the lottery this year from that standpoint. You know, we still have, you know, Markelle Saul who is an all-star we have Mike Conley. Who at this point has should have been in all star with his ability to play lead and things that he's done for the city of Memphis in the organization. We just dealt with guys being out. And so when we were able to get into the lottery, and then draft a guy like Jaren who, you know, we believe is going to be a stud, you know, when he's already really really good. I think he's got the potential to be one of the top two way players in our league for a long time. Now, you throw him in with veterans like Mike and Mark and then give credit to ownership in for an office. You add guys like shelve imag geared temple Jamaica, green comes back. You know, what I mean like we're a competitive basketball team with an identity, which I think the hard part about being in the lottery year in and year out is you lose an identity. You don't know exactly who you're trying to be. That's really interesting. I think especially for a player like Jaren. It is most players who are in the lottery or who are drafted up that high with the exception of one team on somebody else's pick. If Boston has they always have somebody's pick. Right. And they they cooperate them in. But Jaren comes into a situation where. He's got real mature hall of fame level veteran leadership to work his way in and figure it out in. That's not the case with a lot of young players. And he's trying and the games..
"jb bickerstaff" Discussed on The Woj Pod
"Harry one welcome in to another addition of the wochit, pod Herron Manhattan with Memphis grizzlies, coach JV, Bickerstaff GB. How are you? I'm doing good long-term. Ben traffic was crazy. Oh, yeah. You what what was longer traffic from the airport to lower Manhattan or the flight from Memphis to New York? It had to be the it's always it's always like that. When I have to go from jersey to Brooklyn some nights. I'm like I could fly to Atlanta faster, then go twenty eight miles right in the car to go over to bridges. This point in the season. You guys have gotten off to a terrific start. Who are the teams either you played or new prepared for or you're watching and you're going while because I think some people look at Memphis and say, hey, I'm some are surprised I think others aren't they just see that you're healthy? But who've you played this year or who have you watched. And you said hey that team. I like what that team's doing that team surprise me or I that seems maximizing what they have right? I think the Tina stands out. Most of my mind is the clippers the job that doc has done the the group of guys that they've assembled and the way that they're playing, you know, everybody says they don't have a star. But they have a bunch of really really good basketball players. They got guys. They're back court may be one of the best defensive bag courts. You know, the young kid is really really good defensively. Avery Bradley is really good Patrick Beverley is really good defensively. And then obviously they got guys like to buy his hairs gala Nari, Lou Williams who. Can score the ball. And then you know, give mantras at ton of credit. You know, he's come up huge form you had him in Houston. Yeah. Exactly. And it was he was one of those guys that it was like if he got minutes. Good things we're going to happen because he just plays so hard. And I think he's gotten better. He's learned how to use the length of his arms to help him finish around the pain early in summer league when he played force. He would get his shot blocked a lot when his rookie year. But he's figured that out. Now, he knows how to move the ball around. He knows how to use his body to create those opportunities for himself. So give them a ton of credit for giving better. I think this year has been an example, clippers are great example of this. But this year has been an example of we all make lots of sumptious come into a season, and what it's going to be. And it's like, oh, it's just gonna be Golden State Boston. They both got clear lanes to the finals and maybe for Golden State. That's still very much. The case wants healthy Boston has struggled more and they're figuring things out. But when you look at the standings twenty games in which usually appoint. Organizations are saying they're starting to decide are we buyers are we sellers who are we where do we fit in the league? I think there's more confusion among teams of who they are even an who others are than we've seen other years despite into the into the season. Yeah. I would agree. I mean, you know, there's you know, you look at the standings you watch games. And there is some some guys that we thought our teams that we thought would be shoe ins to be in whatever position whether in the playoffs out of the playoffs. And you know, there's not that clear. Cut separation between teams. So it's fun. You know to be a part of it because every single night, you know, even this early in the season, you're still jockeying and you're hoping to give yourself and opportunity in April. But you know, the Portland's of the world the clippers of the world we talk about like, they're people who have been, you know, surprising. So to speak..
J.B. Bickerstaff to be named Memphis Grizzlies' head coach and more
"Of the season jamie bickerstaff has agreed to a three year deal to be the next head coach of the memphis grizzlies stanley cup playoffs the penguins capitals st june game one of their second round series in vegas routes san jose seven nothing in game one of their series baseball yankees twins four three and thirteen innings the cardinals got by the mets four three was the red sox over the days of five four braves top the reds seven four pirates over the tigers one nothing down backs and victory over the phillies mariners beat the indians five four raise over the orioles nine five cups up the bruins one nothing in the white sox beat the royals six three i'm scott seidenberg and you're listening to nbc sports radio and streaming on the nbc sports radio mobile app.
"jb bickerstaff" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast
"And that's used to winning and they've made the playoffs even that horrendous year work calmly in seoul rod in 2016 and they've made the playoffs every year since 2011 they're used to competing so they're still trying an and the players on this team a are competing hard an jb bickerstaff is taking it seriously enough that he screamed at mark davis that he was an embarrassment a fucking embarrassment loud enough that you get here through the tv when he got thrown out the other night against the jazz but people in memphis are going crazy about the free throw differential because they are worst in the nba in in i think they take four less free throws per game four for your free throws per game than their opponents and this is evidence that the other to conspiracy or if it's not a conspiracy that you know there's just an unconscious prejudice in referees minds that the other knocking fog all then of course like every team by like every fan base any game you can point to probably five pretty egregious miss calls that went against your team i'm sorry you don't have any when he gets the foul line on this team and they have a ton of guys you matthaus chess jet that's right have a budget young dudes are trying to play really hard established themselves and fahmi and your main guy marcus ole he's actually getting to the foul line more often this year is a percentage the shots that he takes than last year and the over the other guy who got to the foul line on your team was mike conley who probably benefited more from all the bullshit perimeter fouls than just about anyone i would say uh even more so than james harden because a lot of his were just feel the guy and you're back and throw it up like he wasn't necessarily like or messy your arms in a compromising position it and go through your arms us as it was more.
"jb bickerstaff" Discussed on The Starters
"Guessing you guys are gonna say it's news grizzlies fired david fizz bail in name jb bickerstaff interim coach is this news this happened pretty quickly yeah it's shocking after sold in play in the fourth quarter he said you know i'm not valued if i'm not playing and they wouldn't do this to mike conley in this is news because i think that the front off his basically saying we're siding with our start were rolling with our stars no matter what and if he's up said even a little bit even if we don't know how great a coach david physio is going to basically got a hundred games yeah and that's it then we're going with these guys and ensure seems like they're going to go with these guys until the end of their contracts because it's a very topheavy team in seoul and calmly in chandler parsons who is on a max contract i don't think this firing makes us team any better i mean there's entitled topheavy that without my call me this year their own seven within their 75 because they need that second guy because guys like michael green and in bed mac l'amour and brain and right and go on and on and on haven't really really cut eight straight losses i that's that's what it is right now the that are in the funk and feestyle the coach he takes the full that that's often what happens what he did yesterday against brooklyn is not uncommon for what coaches desperately in need of a win do sometimes i just ride day guys it's not necessarily in the playbook and it's not even this does he took a big gamble in doing that it didn't pay off and now he's paying the price for it today but very unlucky i think i think he's a very good coach and i think he will get another opportunity you call them the fallguy lebron james and many other nba stars were tweeting here today lay there were shocked is.