Cleveland has its new coach.
In accordance with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who cited unidentified league sources, Michigan’s John Beilein has agreed to a five-year contract to develop into the subsequent head coach of the Cavaliers.
The report famous “talks escalated over the weekend” earlier than a deal was finally reached on Sunday, including that Beilein knowledgeable his administration and gamers of his resolution Monday morning.
Beilein beforehand interviewed with the Pistons final season and whereas he was thought of a finalist for the vacant head coach place, Detroit as an alternative employed former Raptors coach Dwane Casey.
The information comes after the Cavs ramped up their teaching search over the weekend by touring to Denver to interview 4 candidates, together with Nuggets assistant coach Jordi Fernandez, Nuggets assistant Wes Unseld Jr., Magic assistant Steve Hetzel and Path Blazers assistant David Vanterpool.
The hunt started this previous season after the workforce fired Tyronn Lue and named Larry Drew as interim coach. Beneath Drew, Cleveland posted only a 19-win season.
Beilein, 66, has led Michigan to 2 Finals 4 appearances and 4 Huge 10 titles in his 12-year stint with the Wolverines.
His general document as a university coach is 754-425 and he leaves the college because the winningest coach in Michigan basketball historical past.