CLEVELAND – A Western New York native will be the new coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that renowned basketball coach John Beilein agreed to a five-year deal to coach the team.
“Michigan’s John Beilein has agreed to a five-year deal to become coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, league sources tell ESPN,” Wojnarowski tweeted Monday.
Beilein previously served as head coach of men’s basketball at the University of Michigan.
The coach responded just hours later on Twitter by thanking those who supported him at the University of Michigan.
“Thanks to everyone at the Univ of Michigan for their incredible support these last 12 years. Our fans , alums , leaders, players and students are AMAZING It has been a heck of a ride and I hope you enjoyed our teams and staff as much as I did !Go Blue Forever ! #GoBlue,” tweeted Beilein.