Reports: John Beilein Hired as Cleveland Cavaliers’ New Head Coach

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2017, file photo, Michigan coach John Beilein gestures during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. Michigan coach John Beilein has agreed to a contract extension through the 2022-23 season. The 65-year-old Beilein has been at Michigan for 11 seasons and took the Wolverines to the national championship game in 2013 and 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

University of Michigan head coach John Beilein is reportedly taking his first top job in the NBA, as reports indicate the Wheeling Jesuit University graduate and former West Virginia University head basketball coach has been hired as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Beilein, 66, spent five seasons coaching the Mountaineers, from 2002-07. He played at what was then Wheeling College from 1971-75, and in 2015 was inducted into Wheeling Jesuit’s Athletics Hall of Fame.

He has 754 career wins as a head coach.


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