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Renaissance man: John Beilein ready to breathe new life into Cavs

John Beilein has coached at every level in college but says the Cleveland Cavaliers are his dream job. The 66-year-old Beilein who turned Michigan into a perennial power during a 12-year run was introduced by the Cavaliers. Even before taking the podium, Beilein got to work with one of his new players. He peeled off his suit jacket to rebound shots for forward Larry Nance Jr. Beilein doesn’t view Cleveland’s situation as a rebuild but rather a renaissance.

John Beilein: Leaving Michigan for Cavs is ‘right thing to do’

John Beilein has no doubt leaving Michigan for the Cleveland Cavaliers is the right move to make. He decided it was time to jump to the NBA and see if he can win on basketball’s biggest stage after molding winners at the college level for 41 years. The offensive whiz who re-established the Wolverines as national championship contenders will try to orchestrate a similar turnaround in Cleveland, where the Cavaliers won just 19 games following LeBron James’ departure for the Los Angeles Lakers.

John Beilein: Offer from Pistons would have been tough decision

John Beilein says he was never offered the Detroit Pistons’ coaching job, but if he had been, it would have been a tough decision. Beilein is now looking ahead to another season of college basketball after briefly emerging as a candidate for the Pistons. Not long after the news broke about Beilein’s talks with Detroit, he said he’d be back at Michigan.