John Beilein to abdicate the Cavaliers coach title!
After weeks and weeks of speculations, John Beilein has finalized his decision of leaving Cleveland Cavaliers. He will be withdrawing this Wednesday.
Just a few days ago, the rumors of him making an exit from the club came about and only yesterday it was officially confirmed. With John gone, his assistant coach, JB Bickerstaff will take the helm as the next head coach.
After an abysmal season, there were nearly confirmed reports that John is less than likely to continue as coach for the next season as well.
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Beilein and his team had a discussion about whether John will continue or not and the decision was made on Tuesday. He will leave on Wednesday.
ESPN's Adrian announced the decision has been made. Source: Adrian Wojnarowski Twitter
The past season has been quite terrible for the Cleveland and even for John's impeccable standard as a coach. With 14-40, the team is in the bottom of the Eastern Conference. Furthermore, veterans like Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson even planned a mid-season exit.
Beilein joined the club back in May 2019 with a yearly payment of nearly $4 million. As John is exiting, the portion of his salary from this year will be given to him.
John became the head coach after his fantastic season at college basketball with Michigan. Interestingly, his son, Patrick also resigned from his position as the head coach of Niagra due to personal reasons.