The 66-year-old has been a head coach since 1982. He's had stops in Richmond, West Virginia, Canisius Le Moyne and Nazareth. He posted a 829-468 college record. Beilein has never coached in the NBA, so it will be a new challenge for him.
“Who’s going to be the leader for this franchise moving forward and be a cultural driver, be a teacher and be aligned with us?” Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman asked last month. “I think for us moving into the future in this era of Cavaliers basketball, it’s important that we find the right fit for that. I’m excited to start that process.
“We’re done in April for the first time in four years, so we got a lot of time.”
The Cavaliers used that time to get one of the best college coaches in the sport. Beilein is known for his offensive system that will rely on three-point shots. The Cavaliers wanted to get someone who could help them succeed in the post-LeBron James era.
Beilein has proven himself in the college ranks. Now he'll get a chance to help guide the Cavaliers back to the playoffs.