The Los Angeles Lakers and head coach Mike Brown have been looking to finalize their coaching staff for the upcoming season. According to a report from the Orange County Register, Eddie Jordan and Bernie Bickerstaff are set to become the newest members of the franchise.
It hasn't exactly been a secret around the NBA that Lakers head coach Mike Brown has been courting Eddie Jordan to join his staff as an assistant coach. The official hiring of Jordan, who played for the Lakers in 1980-83 and '84, is expected to occur in the coming days - and Brown will be hiring longtime NBA sage Bernie Bickerstaff, too.
Bickerstaff, 68, has been around the league for nearly four decades now. His experience dealing with a wide range of players and personalities should be a great asset for the Lakers as they look to gel Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol with Steve Nash and Dwight Howard.
Jordan, 57, was most recently the head coach with the Philadelphia 76ers from 2009-2010. He also has experience as the head coach with the Wizards and Kings. The main reason for the hiring: Jordan has a deep background working with the Princeton Offense, which is what the Lakers will primarily run in 2012-13.
Look for the official announcements to be made in the near future.