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Report: Michigan coach John Beilein to become coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers

Posted: 8:59 AM, May 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-13 13:03:13Z
John Beilein recovering from heart surgery

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.

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.