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Cavs add Bickerstaff to coaching staff

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Veteran NBA coach Bernie Bickerstaff is now a Cavalier. General Manager Chris Grant announced the addition of Bickerstaff as an assistant coach on Friday.

Bickerstaff has been a head coach in Seattle, Denver, Washington and Charlotte. He was briefly the Lakers interim head coach last year when they fired Mike Brown, before they hired Mike D'Antoni as their full time coach. Bickerstaff won the NBA coach of the year award when he was in Seattle after the 1986-1987 season.

Mike Browns coaching staff now has seven assistants- Bickerstaff, Bret Breilmaier, Igor Kokoskov, Phil Handy, Jim Boylan, Jamahl Mosley and Vitaly Potapenko.

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