(WXYZ) — Michigan Basketball Head Coach John Beilein has taken the job to become the new head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, league sources confirm to 7 Action News.
League source confirms the John Beilein news to @WXYZDetroit. The Cavaliers are likely to make the news official this morning.— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) May 13, 2019
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According to Adrian Wojnarowski from ESPN, the deal will be for five years. He was the first to report the news.
Fans immediately took to social media, commenting on the WXYZ Facebook post and on Twitter to express their sadness about Beilein leaving but also their happiness for the memories he made with Michigan Basketball. Check out the reaction below.
John Beilein going to the NBA is a loss for college basketball. Such a classy coach who ran a clean program. Gonna miss competing against him in the Big Ten. Wish him the best
— ♡ Tara ♡ (@TaraStafford) May 13, 2019
Its unquestionable that John Beilein is one of the best and classiest coaches in the game. This is a loss for college basketball. The temporary gain his departure might give MSU is over shadowed by a sense of loss for the state and conference. Good luck, coach.
— Felicia (@fbe328) May 13, 2019
— Kevin Klein (@Kklein_11) May 13, 2019
— Alex Porter (@UknowAP) May 13, 2019
— Young and Restless (@BrandonDavis422) May 13, 2019
— Niklas Wunderlich (@wundernik) May 13, 2019
Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers right now as I am going through a tough time time saying goodbye to a man I've never met before @JohnBeilein
— Justin Roh (@justinroh92) May 13, 2019
I’m happy for @JohnBeilein but dang this sucks..
— Brock Johnson🦉 (@brockjohnson33) May 13, 2019