It's not as exciting as the team hiring Chris Paul as their ficitional point guard coach, but the Portland Trail Blazers have rounded out their coaching staff. Nate McMillan's crew will now feature Bernie Bickerstaff, Bob Ociepka, and a familiar face to Rip City fans, Buck Williams.
Take it to the hoop, press release:
“After many interviews, I’m excited to bring a new balance and chemistry to the team,” said McMillan. “The Bs — Bernie, Bob and Buck - will be a great addition to the Trail Blazers family and to our community. I’ve added a lot of experience to my bench, and I feel they will help the team continue to grow and take the next step.”
The Bs! Bickerstaff has a lifetime of experience that features stints as an assistant in Washington (back when they were still called The Bullets) and head coaching gigs in Denver, Seattle (back when there was basketball in the city), and Charlotte (see: Seattle). Ociepka spent the past two years braiding Joakim Noah's hair as an assistant coach for the Bulls, while Buck Williams is motherfucking Buck Williams.
That is all it says on his resume. Really, if you're Buck Williams applying for a job in Portland you don't need to say anything else.
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