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Cavs GM Gets Honest On Why J.B. Bickerstaff Was Fired

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have become the center of attention ever since they were recently knocked out of the NBA playoffs in the second round by the Boston Celtics.

The team is headed into an NBA offseason in which a number of significant changes could be made, with all the attention currently on superstar guard Donovan Mitchell and whether he wants to stay with the team and sign a long-term contract extension or seek to be traded this summer.

Along with Mitchell’s future in Cleveland being up in the air, Darius Garland and Jarrett Allen could potentially be on the move, further complicating things for the franchise in what could be a chaotic offseason.

After the offseason officially began for the Cavaliers, head coach J.B. Bickerstaff was on the hot seat, and even though he wanted to stay with the team, Cleveland decided to move on and fired him, putting another task on the list for this summer to find a new leader on the sideline.

In the aftermath of firing Bickerstaff, Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman explained the move to part ways with the 45-year-old, via Bally Sports Cleveland.

Koby Altman elaborates on the decision to dismiss J.B. Bickerstaff, stressing the need for a fresh set of eyes and a new approach to help push this particular group to the next level.#LetEmKnow

— Bally Sports Cleveland (@BallySportsCLE) May 24, 2024

It’s safe to assume that the players, namely Mitchell, were asked whether Bickerstaff should be retained or if the team should look to bring in a new voice during the summer.

Obviously, no one seemed to be in favor of retaining Bickerstaff, and as a result, the search for a new head coach is officially underway in Cleveland, with James Borrego and Sam Cassell said to be leading candidates for the job.

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