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College Basketball World Reacts To John Beilein's Stunning Departure

Michigan basketball head coach John Beilein holding his hands behind his back before an NCAA Tournament game.

SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 30: Head coach John Beilein of the Michigan Wolverines looks on during practice before the 2018 Men's NCAA Final Four at the Alamodome on March 30, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

This morning has begun with breaking news in the NBA, as John Beilein has left the Michigan Wolverines to become the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. It's a move that has left most basketball fans in a state of shock.

Beilein quickly became one of the elite coaches in college basketball. He leaves the program with a 278-150 record and two appearances in the Final Four.

Michigan is always known for its football history, but Beilein elevated the basketball program to new heights. Top recruits have chosen the Wolverines over other schools due to his success.

The jump from the NCAA to the NBA will place Beilein in unchartered waters, yet it's possible he can eventually put Cleveland on the right path.

Nonetheless, it's surprising to see Beilein actually leave the Wolverines after three-straight runs to the Sweet 16 or better.

Judging off the reactions on Twitter, it might take time for college basketball fans to process this signing by the Cavaliers.

Although it's an unfortunate day for Michigan faithful, the opposite can be said for those in Cleveland.

The Cavaliers may have found a coach that can properly develop their young talent, whereas the Wolverines must find a new coach worthy of replacing their former leader.