Credit: Chris Coduto-USA TODAY Sports
Credit Chris Coduto-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers coach J.B. Bickerstaff agreed to a multi-year contract extension on Saturday.

Free throws this season

79%
15,9
Points made: 15,9
Accuracy: 79,3%
Place in standings: 14
Record max: 26
Record min: 6
Most made FTs: Jarrett Allen

Specific terms of the deal were not disclosed by the Cavaliers, however ESPN reported the new contract will keep Bickerstaff with the club through the 2026-27 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," Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman said. "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."

Bickerstaff, 42, has guided the Cavaliers to a 19-13 start to this season. The team's 19 wins are three shy of matching its total from 2020-21.

He owns a 46-69 record since replacing John Beilein as Cleveland's coach midway through the 2019-20 campaign.

Bickerstaff sports a 131-200 record during coaching stints with the Houston Rockets (2015-16), Memphis Grizzlies (2017-19) and Cavaliers.

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