The Cleveland Cavaliers plan to extend coach J.B. Bickerstaff’s contract for four years, through the 2023-2024 season, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Cleveland and coach JB Bickerstaff's new contract extends four years -- through the 2023-2024 season, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 10, 2020
Bickerstaff took over as coach for John Beilein after both decided to part ways. Beilein was in his first pro season after coaching at Michigan from 2007-2019. Bickerstaff was named coach on Feb. 19 when Beilein stepped down. The Cavs are 5-5 since Bickerstaff took over, which is an improvement after losing 13 of 14 games before the All-Star Break. Clearly the Cavs have seen enough from JB to ride this out and see if a rebuild can turn into something positive. Cleveland has some pieces in Collin Sexton, Darius Garland and Kevin Porter Jr. if all of them can stay healthy and develop.