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Cleveland Cavaliers extend J.B. Bickerstaff through 2026-27 season



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Cleveland Cavaliers head coach J.B. Bickerstaff is being rewarded for his part in the Cavs’ strong start to the season. Bickerstaff has been Cleveland’s head coach since taking over for John Beilein during the 2019-20 season.

“J.B. Bickerstaff is, with all certainty, the right head coach to lead this franchise into what we believe is a very promising future,” said Cavs GM Koby Altman per the press release. “The decision to extend J.B. is not based solely on the early success of this season, but rather a body of work since his arrival to Cleveland. His leadership style, coaching experience and commitment to player development has instilled a growing confidence that resonates across our entire organization. We continue to see innovative and strategic examples of his impact on this roster, coupled by his unique ability to build upon a culture that leads to sustainable success.”

Before coming to Cleveland, he had previously been a head coach with the Rockets and with the Grizzlies.

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