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UM men's basketball coach John Beilein to lead Cleveland Cavaliers

University of Michigan head coach John Beilein is leaving the Wolverines to become head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
University of Michigan head coach John Beilein is leaving the Wolverines to become head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
University of Michigan head coach John Beilein is leaving the Wolverines to become head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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University of Michigan head coach John Beilein is leaving the Wolverines to become head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

University of Michigan men's basketball coach John Beilein reached a deal Sunday to coach the Cleveland Caveliers.

Tom Wywrot, associate director of U-M Athletic Communications, confirmed the information Monday morning. 

Beilein's deal with the Cavs will be for five years.

He has coached the Wolverines since 2007 and just last year signed a contract through the 2022-23 season.

Beilein said he is grateful for the opportunity the U of M gave him over the past 12 years.

The Wolverines made nine trips to the NCAA Tournament and two trips to the National Championship game under Beilein's coaching.

He leaves the U of M with a record of 278 wins and 150 losses.

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