The Cavaliers reportedly will be looking for new leadership on the sideline.

Cleveland on Thursday dismissed head coach J.B. Bickerstaff, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The dismissal came a week after the Cavs were eliminated in the Eastern Conference semifinals by the Boston Celtics.

The 45-year-old head coach was promoted from assistant to the full-time gig in the 2020-21 season. He led the Cavaliers to 99 wins the past two seasons, but failed to reach the conference finals in his four-season tenure.

Golden State Warriors assistant Kenny Atkinson and New Orleans Pelicans associate James Borrego are expected to be leading candidates for the position, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

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Boston assistant Sam Cassell reportedly is a candidate for the Los Angeles Lakers’ job, but he has not been linked to other destinations. Celtics assistant Charles Lee was named head coach of the Charlotte Hornets this month.

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