Betting odds have been released for John Beilein’s next coaching stop in the wake of his decision to step down from the Cleveland Cavaliers’ head coaching job.
Beilein, who left Michigan for the NBA following the 2018-19 season, has stepped down from his post a little more than halfway through his first year. The Cavs made the move official today.
“I find losing very challenging and this year has taken a much bigger toll on me than I expected. I grew concerned for the consequences this toll could potentially take on my own health and my family’s well-being down the road. I was not certain I could be at my best for the remainder of the season and in the future. That would not be fair to the players, coaches and support staff,” Beilein said in a statement.
The Cavs are 14-40 on the year. Beilein also had an incident during a film session in which he called the Cavs players “thugs” – he said he meant to say “slugs” for their slow play – and it’s possible that played a role in his decision to leave.
Beilein is now expected to land back at the college level in 2020-21. Four schools have been named the favorite to land him.
The four favorites:
- Boston College +300
- Texas +500
- Georgia Tech +700
- Wake Forest +800
Texas certainly might be ready to move on from Shaka Smart…
Under 10 minutes on the pregame clock at the Erwin Center before Texas takes on TCU at the top of the hour. pic.twitter.com/RFEgv891SR
— Jeff Howe (@JeffHowe247) February 20, 2020
Beilein would be a coaching upgrade at all four schools listed. It remains to be seen, though, if he actually wants to coach next season. If he does, he’ll be in high demand.