League sources say that University of Michigan coach John Beilein has agreed to a five-year contract to become the Cleveland Cavaliers’ coach.  On Monday, the school and Beilein acknowledged he is leaving Michigan, with Beilein offering his thanks in a tweet.

According to sources, Beilein reached a deal with the Cavaliers on Sunday and informed Michigan’s administration of his decision to leave for the NBA on Monday morning.

Beilein, 66, is considered one of the elite offensive tacticians and teachers in basketball. He led Michigan to two Final Fours and four Big Ten tournament and regular-season titles in his 12-year run.

Beilein replaces Larry Drew, who finished last season after Tyronn Lue was fired six games into the campaign. Lue won a title with the team in 2016, but LeBron James left in free agency before last season, 

Michigan’s John Beilein leaving to coach Cleveland Cavaliers

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