J.B. Bickerstaff got what every NBA coach wants for Christmas: A little bit of job security.
In the wake of a surprising and impressive start to the Cleveland season, the team announced the extension on Christmas. The new deal runs through the 2026-27 season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
“J.B. Bickerstaff is, with all certainty, the right head coach to lead this franchise into what we believe is a very promising future,” Cavaliers coach Koby Altman said in a statement.
Bickerstaff has been critical in both developing the Cavaliers’ young players, and building a team chemistry and culture.