The Cleveland Cavaliers made some shockwaves across the league when they hired former Michigan head coach John Beilein as the franchises new head coach. The Cavs introduced him to the media at their practice facility, Cleveland Clinic Courts.
Cavs owner Dan Gilbert called Beilein an innovator. Cavs general manager Koby Altman said the team wanted a teacher. Quotes courtesy of Cleveland.com.
“We sort of started at the end before we began with our wish list,” Altman said. “We wanted a teacher. We wanted an innovator; someone who can adapt on the fly.”
Beilein said he has spoken with every player on the roster. Collin Sexton arrived in Cleveland at 6 a.m. this morning, and Nance was at the facility before Beilein arrived at 9 a.m., the new coach said.
The Cavs will participate in both summer leagues this summer: Salt Lake City and Las Vegas. Beilein said he plans to coach at least one of them.
He said this opportunity felt like the Michigan opportunity.
“I looked at this opportunity and said this looks and feels like the Michigan opportunity,” he said. “It was like people looked at me, ‘Are you crazy? Why are you changing jobs?’”
Beilein also said we will not use the word rebuild with this team.
You can read the rest of the quotes here: Cleveland.com.