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.
Talks escalated over the weekend, with a deal reached on Sunday, league sources tell ESPN. Beilein informed his administration on Monday morning of his decision to make leap to NBA, and is telling his players now. https://t.co/qH749G3c3d— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 13, 2019
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.