LANSING, MI (WILX) - Reports Monday morning say that University of Michigan has lost their head basketball coach.
ESPN is stating that Michigan’s all-time winningest coach, John Beilein, has agreed to a five-year deal to become coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Sources say that the decision is not based on money, but that Beilein wanted to coach in the NBA.
You may recall that he met with the Detroit Pistons last year about a coaching position.
The Detroit Free Press listed some of Coach Beilein's accomplishments:
278-150 over 12 seasons
2-time NCAA runner-ups
5-time Sweet 16, including last 3 seasons
2-time Big Ten tournament champion
2-time Big Ten regular season champion
2014 Big Ten Coach of the Year
And his record as a coach, 829-468.
The agreement is said to have happened on Sunday and that Beilein informed U of M on Monday morning.
He is reportedly going to be with the Cavaliers' front office and ownership for the draft lottery and NBA combine that happens this week.
He will be replacing Larry Drew. The team says they are in the rebuilding process.
Dan Gilbert: "It is no surprise that Koby (Altman) and his team landed on John Beilein as great cultures attract others who hold the same values as the foundation for everything they do. I can’t wait for next season to begin."— Joe Gabriele (@CavsJoeG) May 13, 2019
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