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Report: Cavaliers to sign coach J.B. Bickerstaff to four-year extension

Bickerstaff’s contract will run through the 2023-2024 season.

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach J.B. Bickerstaff reacts in the second quarter agsint the Utah Jazz at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.  David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.