Months after starting his first season in the NBA, John Beilein has stepped down as the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Beilein, who was previously a coach at Michigan prior to signing a five-year contract, has struggled to adapt to the NBA.
The plan was for there to be a succession of Beilein after his five years at the helm, however it has come early. Associate head coach J.B. Bickerstaff is expected to be the successor, with Bickerstaff hired as the probable next head coach.
It was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst late on All-Star weekend, with the Cavs at 14-40 in his first and seemingly only season.
It is thought that Beilein may return to college coaching, previously coaching at West Virginia, Richmond and Canisius at the division I level. He has over 850 collegiate wins, spanning from the community college level with Erie, through his time at Nazerth (DIII), Le Moyne (DII) and all division I schools.
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