The Los Angeles Lakers have hired Eddie Jordan, Steve Clifford and Bernie Bickerstaff to serve as assistant coaches for head coach Mike Brown, Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced Friday.
Jordan, a member of the Lakers 1982 Championship team, most recently spent one season (2009-10) as head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers. Prior to his time in Philadelphia, Jordan, a native of Washington D.C. served as head coach of the Wizards for his six years.
Clifford joins the Lakers after spending the last five seasons as an assistant coach with the Orlando Magic. Meanwhile, Bickerstaff brings over 39 years of coaching experience to the team. He spent the last two seasons working as an assistant coach for the Portland Trailblazers.
According to the Lakers, new coaches will be replacing Ettore Messina and Quin Snyder, who left the team earlier this summer to join CSKA Moscow, and John Kuester, who has been reassigned to the position of Advanced NBA Scout and will be based on the East Coast.
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