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Welcome to The Land: Cleveland Cavaliers introduce John Beilein as new head coach

Posted: 10:44 AM, May 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-21 12:56:17-04
The Cleveland Cavaliers introduce John Beilein as the new head coach.
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CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers introduced John Beilein as the new head coach during a news conference Tuesday.

The Cavs announced last week that the former University of Michigan head coach agreed to a five-year deal to become the team's newest head coach.

"We conducted a deep and thorough search to find the best possible candidate for the next head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. We interviewed several strong and talented candidates who, no doubt, will get an opportunity to become an NBA head coach somewhere down the line,” said Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman in a news release.

Cleveland Cavaliers Chairman Dan Gilbert provided more detailed about the search for a new coach.

"We could not be more thrilled to name John Beilein as the new coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers,” said Gilbert in a news release. “First, John is a great human being. He cares deeply about his players and others who work for him and around him. He defines the words class, integrity and character. He is a tireless worker who obsesses about finding better ways and the inches that will help his team and the organization grow. John is a brilliant basketball mind and last but not least, John Beilein is a winner."

He's considered one of the elite offensive tacticians and teachers in basketball. He has experience coaching high school, junior college, Division III, II and I.

Beilein has led Michigan to two Final Fours and four Big 10 titles. In his 12 seasons at Michigan, he became the winningest coach in school history.