Bickerstaff, 34, has risen rapidly in the eyes of NBA executives as a head coaching candidate.
Bickerstaff will be the fourth known candidate to interview for the Detroit opening. Ex-Portland Trail Blazers coach Nate McMillan, San Antonio Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer, and Phoenix Suns interim coach Lindsey Hunter have met with Pistons GM Joe Dumars so far.
As the son of longtime NBA coach Bernie Bickerstaff, J.B. Bickerstaff has long been immersed in the profession. Before joining the Rockets in 2011, he spent four years as an assistant with the Minnesota Timberwolves (2007-'11) and three years under his father with the Charlotte Bobcats (2004-'07).
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