BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Niagara County native John Beilein is making the jump to the NBA, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Michigan coach has agreed to become head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Michigan’s John Beilein has agreed to a five-year deal to become coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 13, 2019
Under Beilein's tenure, Michigan has advanced to the NCAA Final Four twice (2013, 2018) and were Big Ten Tournament Champions twice.
Beilein, 66, is from Burt, and started his coaching career at Newfane High School. His son, Patrick Beilein,
accepted the head coaching job at Niagara University earlier this year.