Cleveland Cavaliers head coach John Beilein may not even last a full year in the NBA. Reportedly, the team and Beilein are already discussing an exit, maybe as early as this week.
ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Adrian Wojnarowski worked together to break the news late Sunday night via Twitter.
Sources: Beilein left for the All-Star break weighing his future as coach — including the possibility that he's coached his final game, league sources tell ESPN. He has yet to make convey a decision, but there's been conversation w/ management about the option of a prompt exit. https://t.co/L5LVVyLiu4
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 17, 2020
Beilein signed a five year contract with the Cavaliers ahead of the 2019-2020 season. Instead, he may last less than 60 games. The Cavs own a record of 14-40 at the All Star break. That is the second-worst record in the entire league. It puts them at the bottom of the Eastern Conference.
He was hired from the University of Michigan before the season began. During his time at Michigan, Beilein collected a record of 278-150. This included two NCAA Championship Game appearances, one Elite Eight exit and two Sweet 16 exits.
There have been rumblings that he has had a difficult time adjusting to the NBA, and has earned the ire of players who feel like they are being treated like college athletes. Regardless, it is expected that he will leave the team before Cleveland’s next game on Friday.
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