Michigan head coach John Beilein, regarded as one of the best in college basketball, is officially making the jump to the NBA. Beilein, according to multiple reports, is leaving the Wolverines to take the head coaching job with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to break the story. He reports that Beilein and the Cavaliers have agreed to a five-year deal.
Stadium's Jeff Goodman confirmed the report, adding that Mike Gansey, an executive with the Cavaliers, played for Beilein when he was coaching at West Virginia. He implied that may have had something to do with Cleveland's ability to land Beilein.
Beilein has never coached in the NBA. He's been in the college game since the late 1970s.
The Cavaliers mutually parted ways with head coach Larry Drew back in April. The team finished with a 19-63 record in their first season post-LeBron.
Beilein has been with Michigan since 2007. Before that he coached at West Virginia, Richmond, Canisius, Le Moyne, Nazareth and Erie Community College.
According to Wojnarowski, Beilein is telling his players the news on Monday morning.
The Cavaliers have yet to announce the news. We'll keep you updated.