Beilein Resigns From The Cavs After Less Than a Year

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, USA (AP) – John Beilein did not finish a season in the NBA. Another college coach who ends up dropping out.Very successful in Michigan and on other scales during his career as a coach, Beilein resigned on Wednesday after 54 games with some Cavaliers undergoing reconstruction and who have not been able to find the right person to lead the team. Beilein, 67, never felt completely comfortable during his brief period in professional basketball. The demands of the trips, the lack of training and a group of players who do not respect him or respond to his training methods proved to be too much. “I find it very difficult to lose and this year has had a worse effect on me than I expected. I began to worry about the consequences that it could have on my health and on the well-being of my family in the long term. ” It would not have been fair for the players, coaches and staff. ”The Cavs had a 14-40 record with Beilein, who signed a five-year contract in May. The team indicated that Beilein will be reassigned to another department in the organization. At this time, the team is holding talks to know what Beilein’s next role will be, but their connections in college basketball could be valuable in preparing for the draft. JB Associate Coach Bickerstaff will take care of the team. Cleveland still refines the details of the Bickerstaff contract, who had been the connection with the players.He has experience as a head coach after two full seasons with Memphis and another with Houston.Bickerstaff took care of the Rockets after 11 games in the 2015 season -16 when they fired Kevin McHale. He led them to finish with a 37-34 mark and a postseason appearance, but chose not to apply to be the long-term coach after that campaign. Cavs general manager Koby Altman supported Beilein in his tenure . But when the holidays arrived for the All-Star Game, the need for a change to save a season that from the beginning dedicated to developing the young talent of the Cavs, which includes the Collin Sexton and Darius Garland bases alongside the pivots, was evident Larry Nance Jr. and Cedi Osman. “Although it was unexpected, we understand and respect the decision to resign as coach of the Cavaliers,” said Altman. “I was excited to develop the young players, who have shown great growth and maturity with coach Beilein.” Beilein’s departure continues a difficult pattern with the Cavs, who have had great instability in the coach position and made constant changes in recent years. Bickerstaff is the seventh coach since 2013.

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