U of M’s John Beilein leaving to coach Cleveland Cavaliers

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WOOD) — John Beilein is leaving Michigan basketball for a five-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Associated Press has confirmed.

“Thanks to everyone at the Univ of Michigan for their incredible support these last 12 years,” Beilein tweeted shortly after the news broke. “Our fans, alums, leaders, players and students are AMAZING It has been a heck of a ride and I hope you enjoyed our teams and stff as much as I did !Go Blue Forever!”

A season ago, Beilein was considering making the leap to the NBA, including talks with the Detroit Pistons. Now it’s a reality.

After coaching the Wolverines for the past 12 seasons, Beilein led the program to two regular season Big Ten Championships, two conference tournament titles and two Final Fours.

The 66-year-old totaled an overall record of 315-218 at Michigan. As a college coach, Beilein totaled a record of 829-468 in 41 seasons.

In 2018-19, Beilein guided Michigan to a 30-7 record. The campaign ended in his third consecutive Sweet 16 appearance.

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