Cleveland Cavaliers Sign Interim Coach Bickerstaff to Multiyear Extension

Daryl Ruiter
March 10, 2020 - 4:50 pm

CLEVELAND, Ohio (92.3 The Fan) – When J.B. Bickerstaff replaced John Beilein, he was named the team’s head coach going forward.

Tuesday, the Cavaliers made it official with a new multi-year contract for Bickerstaff a league source confirmed to 92.3 The Fan.

The new agreement was first reported by Chris Fedor of The team has yet to announce the new deal, but an announcement is expected soon. The Cavs are in Chicago to face the Bulls Tuesday night.

Since the coaching change the Cavs are 5-5, are out of the Eastern conference cellar and have shown marked improvement.

Bickerstaff was originally hired to serve as Beilein’s associate head coach.

The 67-year old Beilein resigned on Feb. 19 with the team 14-40.

Bickerstaff served as an interim head coach in Houston and Memphis prior to coming to Cleveland.

Bickerstaff led the Rockets to the playoffs after coaching the remaining 71 games of the 2015-16 season and going 37-34. He was 15-48 after taking over the Grizzlies during the 2017-18 campaign after serving two years as associate head coach. Memphis went 33-49 under him last season.