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Koby Altman Initiated Cavaliers' Interest In Hiring John Beilein

May 23, 2019 10:12 AM

Koby Altman was the driving force behind the Cleveland Cavaliers' decision to hire John Beilein as head coach.

The Cavaliers have been connected to college coaches such as Tom Izzo and John Calipari in the past.

“This narrative that I drove this (Beilein hiring) is wrong,” said Dan Gilbert. “A few weeks ago, Koby brought up John to me. I obviously knew who he was, but I never met him.

"Koby put the bug in my ear, and I became very interested.”

Gilbert explained how Altman had a group of eight front office people meet with Beilin.

“All eight loved him," said Gilbert. "All eight wanted to hire him. They were polled individually. That caught my attention. This was a week before I met with John.”

Gilbert went to meet Beilein in Ann Arbor at his home on May 10th.

“I asked him, ‘If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?’” said Gilbert. “Most people say, ‘I’m a workaholic…I’m a perfectionist.’ They rarely admit to anything they really need to change.”

But Beilein told Gilbert, “I sometimes make things a little too complicated. I have too many plays.”

That endeared Beilein to Gilbert: “I appreciated that answer. It also shows self esteem.”

Terry Pluto/Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Michigan Hires Juwan Howard As Head Coach

May 22, 2019 5:25 PM

Juwan Howard has reached agreement on a five-year contract to be the next head coach of Michigan.

Howard will replace John Beilein as head coach.

Howard became the front-runner once Providence's Ed Cooley withdrew from consideration and announced he was returning to the Friars.

Howard has been an assistant coach for the Miami Heat since 2013. Howard has also been a head coaching candidate for several NBA jobs.

Howard was a member of the Fab Five at Michigan and then played 19 seasons in the NBA.

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Michigan Interviewing Juwan Howard, Ed Cooley For Coaching Vacancy

May 21, 2019 1:26 AM

University of Michigan will interview Juwan Howard and Ed Cooley as they look to replace John Beilein as head coach.

Cooley met with athletic director Warde Manuel on Monday.

Howard is expected to interview on Tuesday.

Current Michigan assistants Luke Yaklich and Saddi Washington are also said to be in the running to replace Beilein.

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Jalen Wilson Requests Release From Michigan Commitment

May 17, 2019 12:29 AM

Jalen Wilson has requested his release from Michigan after John Beilein's departure from the program.

"Due to the sudden head coaching change, I have requested my release from The University of Michigan, and will re-open my recruitment," Wilson wrote on Twitter.

Wilson is ranked #71 on ESPN's Top 100.

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John Beilein Agrees To Five-Year Deal To Become Head Coach Of Cavaliers

May 13, 2019 8:48 AM

John Beilein has agreed to a five-year contract to become head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Beilein had been head coach at the University of Michigan.

The Cavaliers have been linked to hiring a college coach for multiple cycles, most notably Tom Izzo and John Calipari.

Talks between the Cavaliers and Beilein escalated quickly over the weekend with a deal reached on Sunday.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

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John Beilein Withdraws From Consideration For Pistons' Head Coaching Job

Jun 6, 2018 12:26 PM

John Beilein has removed his name from consideration for the Detroit Pistons' head coaching job.

Beilein somewhat surprisingly emerged as a candidate following the firing of Stan Van Gundy.

Beilein has never worked in the NBA.

"I love the University of Michigan and I am excited about coaching our Men’s Basketball Team next season and in the years to come ! Let’s go hang some more banners at 'THE GREATEST UNIVERSITY IN THE WORLD,'" wrote Beilein on Twitter.

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Pistons Plan Further Conversations With Dwane Casey, John Beilein, Ime Udoka

Jun 4, 2018 6:42 PM

The Detroit Pistons are interested in continuing their dialogue with head coaching candidates Dwane Casey, John Beilein and Ime Udoka.

Udoka, Casey and Beilein have already met with Detroit's front office.

The Pistons are searching for a replacement of Stan Van Gundy.

Casey was fired by the Raptors this offseason, while Beilein has spent his entire career coaching college.

Udoka made strong impressions in interviews in Toronto and Orlando, and it appears to be an inevitability that he will become an NBA head coach within in the next few years.

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John Beilein Interviews For Pistons' Head Coaching Vacancy

Jun 1, 2018 3:14 PM

The Detroit Pistons have interviewed John Beilein for their head coaching vacancy.

Beilein has been head coach of Michigan since 2007 and has led the school to the Final Four in 2013 and 2018.

The Pistons are searching for a head coach to replace Stan Van Gundy.

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