Big Loss for U-M: John Beilein to Coach Cleveland Cavaliers

May 13, 2019, 9:38 AM

John Beilein (Photo: Adam Glanzman)

The University of Michigan's John Beilein is regarded as one of the top coaches in collegiate basketball. The school was fortunate to have him. 

He led Michigan to nine NCAA toiurnaments, two Final Fours, four Big Ten tournaments and regular-season titles in 2012 and 2014 during 12 years in Ann Arbor. 

Now, comes this bad news for U-M: Beilein has agreed to a five-year contract to become the Cleveland Cavaliers' coach, league sources tell ESPN.

Beilein reached a deal with the Cavaliers on Sunday and told Michigan's administration of his decision to leave for the NBA on Monday morning.

The team is owned by Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert, who attended Michigan's rival, Michigan State University.

(Twitter slide: University of Michigan Athletic Department)

Read more:  ESPN

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