UM men's basketball coach John Beilein to lead Cleveland Cavaliers
University of Michigan men's basketball coach John Beilein reached a deal Sunday to coach the Cleveland Caveliers.
Tom Wywrot, associate director of U-M Athletic Communications, confirmed the information Monday morning.
Beilein's deal with the Cavs will be for five years.
He has coached the Wolverines since 2007 and just last year signed a contract through the 2022-23 season.
Beilein said he is grateful for the opportunity the U of M gave him over the past 12 years.
Thanks to everyone at the Univ of Michigan for their incredible support these last 12 years. 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 staff as much as I did !Go Blue Forever ! #GoBlue— John Beilein (@JohnBeilein) May 13, 2019
The Wolverines made nine trips to the NCAA Tournament and two trips to the National Championship game under Beilein's coaching.
He leaves the U of M with a record of 278 wins and 150 losses.