The Cleveland Cavaliers gave coach J.B. Bickerstaff a new deal that will see him be the head coach of the team through the 2023-2024 seasons.
The new deal for head coach J.B. Bickerstaff is a four-year contract that will take him through the 2023-24 season, sources told ESPN’s, Adrian Wojnarowski. The new deal will give the Cleveland Cavaliers some stability in the wake of their dreadful 2019-2020 season which saw a lot of negativity surrounding the organization.
The Cavs have been having a rough year. From the failure of the John Beilein as a head coach, to the players leaking information to make the organization look bad, Kevin Loves on-court antics, to the players being called out for their unprofessionalism by Charles Barkley. This team has a dreadful year. They did get Andre Drummond for peanuts and a used candy wrapper, so that ain’t nothing.
The team though needs some serious discipline and leadership going forward if they’re to ever be successful with this crop of talent. The team have four very good young players in Cedi Osman, Collin Sexton, Darius Garand, and Kevin Porter Jr, with the potential for a fifth in injured-rookie Dylan Windler.
The team also has a great frontcourt tandem in Drummond and Kevin Love. They’re also expected to keep their first-round pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, which could net them Dayton forward Obi Toppin. They’re also going to have enough for a few nice free-agent acquisitions this off-season. This team is right on the cusp of competing again, so hopefully, Bickerstaff is the man for the job. If not, who knows how long the team will take to get back to the playoffs.