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John Beilein Hires Cal Women's Head Coach Lindsay Gottlieb As Assistant

A general view of the Cleveland Cavaliers arena.

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 09: A general view during the first half in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors at Quicken Loans Arena on June 9, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

The Cleveland Cavaliers shocked the basketball world when they landed former Michigan head coach John Beilein as the team's new head coach.

Beilein was thought to be a college lifer, but decided to leave the collegiate ranks for the challenge of coaching in the NBA.

In the weeks since his arrival, Beilein has been rounding out his coaching staff.

On Wednesday morning, he made a significant hire that the NBA and college basketball world's loved.

According to a report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cavaliers hired University of California-Berkeley women's head coach Lindsay Gottlieb as an assistant.

Wojnarowski revealed Gottlieb, 41, signed a four-year contract and "is expected to play a prominent role in support of Beilein and associate head coach JB Bickerstaff.

Gottlieb led Cal to seven NCAA tournament appearances in her eight seasons as the team's head coach. She racked up a 179-78 record and several of her players went on to play in the professional ranks.

Gottlieb had a 56-39 record, including an NCAA bid, in three seasons as coach of University of California-Santa Barbara.

According to Woj, she is expected to have a "level of staff prominence comparable to" San Antonio assistant Becky Hammond and Sacramento Kings assistant Nancy Lieberman.