Though John Beilein may qualify to be hired by Cavaliers, he has no NBA experience. The NBA learning curve is steep. Beilein has realized his weakness and is now looking defensive assistant, J.B. Bickerstaff. Whether the deal with Beilein will go through, it is clear the kind of person Cavaliers are looking for the position.
Beilein entered coaching in 1975 as an assistant coach. In college games, he had 35 winning seasons. He showed his skills as a teacher while mentoring nine NBA drafts choices. As he ascended through his path, he got the reputation of being the best tactical offensive minds in the nation.
A league coach has confirmed that Beilein, 66 has agreed to a five-year contract to take the place of Larry Drew who parted with Cavaliers on 11th April. Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert praised John for his outstanding capability and stressed that he might help the team and the organization grow.
It is rumored that Cavs interviewed Beilein in Ann Arbor Mich last week, and then met Gilbert on Friday. The talks were kept secret. Adrian Wojnarowski in a bombshell report said the deal ended on Sunday night and Beilein informed Michigan officials Monday morning.
Other candidates the Cavs met included assistants Jamahl Mosley of the Dallas Mavericks, Alex Jensen of the Utah Jazz, Ime Udoka and Ettore Messina of the San Antonio Spurs and Juwan Howard of the Miami Heat.
Beilein thanked University Michigan for being together for the last 12 years. He said they had achieved a lot of success together which was the grateful thing for him.