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John Beilein Had A Message For Ohio State Fans Today

Michigan basketball head coach John Beilein speaking with the media during a press conference.

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 27: Head coach John Beilein of the Michigan Wolverines fields questions from the media during a press conference ahead of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament West Regional at Honda Center on March 27, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)

The Cleveland Cavaliers are introducing new head coach John Beilein to the media today. Beilein, 66, is taking over his first NBA team after a successful college career.

Beilein comes to Cleveland from the University of Michigan, where he took the program to new heights in his 12 seasons. The Wolverines reached nine NCAA Tournaments, won two Big Ten regular season and tournament titles, and made a pair of national title games.

Beilein clearly has a great affinity for his former employer, which he made clear during his opening press conference. He had a message for Ohio State fans, many of whom root for the Cavs.

Discussing his new job, Beilein said he left "the greatest university in the world," which won't endear him to OSU supporters.

Of course, Beilein was only playfully jabbing Buckeye fans, though we're sure his feelings about Michigan are genuine.

Speaking of Michigan, they are still looking for Beilein's replacement. Providence's Ed Cooley was reported to be a candidate, but he is staying put and reports indicate he was never formally offered the job.

Former Michigan star and Miami Heat assistant Juwan Howard is scheduled to interview for the position today.