Cleveland Cavaliers

Michigan's John Beilein agrees to five-year deal to become Cavaliers coach, report says


On Monday, Michigan coach John Beilein agreed to a five-year deal to take over the Cleveland bench, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.


A source close to Beilen confirmed to CBS Sports that he plans to join the Cavs.


Beilein has been the head 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.


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.


The Cavaliers had recently been discussing their coaching vacancy with a number of assistants around the NBA, including Denver assistants Jordi Fernandez and Wes Unseld Jr., Orlando's Steve Hetzel and Portland's David Vanterpool.






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