Pistons’ next coach is J.B. Bickerstaff for replacement of Monty Williams as coach in Detroit.

Monty Williams after one season as coach is moving away fro the Detroit Bickerstaff to fill that role. Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Bickerstaff and the Pistons have agreed to a five-year deal to make him the team’s new coach

Bickerstaff who fills in the postion of Williams, who was sacked after one season with the franchise.

Detroit is coming off a league-worst record (14-68) in 2023-24 and a second straight season with less than 20 wins. Williams had a reported five years and over $65 million left on his contract.

Pistons president of basketball operations Trajan Langdon has been busy trying to turn around a three-time NBA-championship winning franchise that has fallen on hard times.

Bickerstaff was abruptly sacked after Cleveland’s second-round playoff exit this year. The Cavs lost to the Orlando Magic in the first round, notching the franchise’s first series win without LeBron James on its roster since 1993. Bickerstaff went 170-159 in the regular season and 6-11 in the playoffs during his four seasons in Cleveland. He took over when John Beilein, a former Michigan coach, walked away from the Cavs during the 2019-20 season.