Cleveland Cavaliers

John Beilein reaches deal to become Cleveland Cavaliers head coach, thanks Michigan after 12-year run

Beilein has been the coach at the University of Michigan since 2007 and has seen success with the Wolverines program, making the Final Four twice and winning the Big Ten twice.

Feel free to use my name as your source -- Tom Wywrot, Associate Director of U-M Athletic Communications

Monday's news came as a bit of shock considering Beilein has no prior NBA coaching experience and wasn't widely rumored to be in the running for the Cavs' job.

However, talks between Beilein and Cleveland reportedly escalated over the weekend and he informed Michigan of his intent to accept the Cavs job on Monday.

"Our fans, alums, leaders, players and students are AMAZING It has been a heck of a ride and I hope you enjoyed our teams and staff as much as I did!

In Cleveland, Beilein will be tasked with building the Cavaliers back into a contender in the Eastern Conference.

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