Sometimes you’re the pigeon, and sometimes you’re the statue ~ Bernie Bickerstaff
Bernard Tyrone “Bernie” Bickerstaff
born February 11, 1944 Benham Kentucky
- Assistant coach for the Portland Trail Blazers
- Former assistant for the Chicago Bulls and Executive Vice President of the Charlotte Bobcats
- Coached the Seattle SuperSonics, Denver Nuggets and Washington Bullets/Wizards
- First head coach and general manager in Bobcats history
- Career record 414–512
- 33rd all-time among head coaches
- Ten-year player
- Head coach at the University of San Diego
- Played for the Toreros 1964–1966 was team captain and MVP his senior season
- Member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity Inc.
In 2008, Bickerstaff was hired along with long time NBA assistant Bob Ociepka to be an assistant coach for the Chicago Bulls. He was hired to aid the team’s rookie head coach Vinny Del Negro
On July 27, 2010, Bickerstaff was hired as an assistant coach for the Portland Trail Blazers.