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Celtics reportedly interview JB Bickerstaff for assistant coach opening

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In the wake of assistant coach Micah Shrewsberry departing his Celtics gig for a job on the staff at Purdue University, the Celtics are busy trying to fill his spot on the bench with some experience. According to a report from Marc Berman of the New York Post, Brad Stevens interviewed former Grizzlies head coach JB Bickerstaff at the NBA Draft combine in Chicago this week.

Bickerstaff, 40, has spent the past two seasons as the head coach of the Grizzlies before being let go by the franchise in April after amassing a 48-97 season over two years. He was also the interim head coach for the Rockets during the 2015-16 season, putting together a 37-34 record after being promoted following the firing of Kevin McHale 11 games into the year.

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While Bickerstaff has not seen much success at the head coaching level, he's been considered one of the emerging coaching prospects in the league for much of the past decade.