Latest John Beilein News

Bucks, 76ers eye East title with Leonard back in the West

Oct. 19, 2019 1:58 AM EDT

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks were a couple wins from beating Toronto. The Philadelphia 76ers were maybe a couple bounces from doing it a round earlier. Neither team was good enough to finish the job last season, but both think this is their time after Kawhi Leonard went back to the Western...

New coach Juwan Howard talks up Michigan at media day

Oct. 17, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — When asked if anything about his new job has surprised him, Michigan coach Juwan Howard mentioned recruiting. "I knew you have to recruit, but all the work that comes behind the recruiting. Like I haven't talked on the phone in years. What we all do now is just text, right? Or...

New school: Beilein leaves college to teach young Cavs

Oct. 15, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — John Beilein stood at midcourt with his arms folded and watched as the Cavaliers pushed through practice drills that the former Michigan coach developed and perfected during 37 years at the college level. With each bounce of the ball, every pass and shot, Beilein's head bobbed ever so...

Cavaliers visit owner Dan Gilbert, recovering from stroke

Oct. 12, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers visited team owner Dan Gilbert, who is recovering at home after suffering a stroke in May. After playing an exhibition game in Detroit on Friday night, the Cavs delayed their trip to Boston so they could spend time Saturday with the 57-year-old Gilbert. He recently...

Milwaukee tops Chicago 122-112 despite resting Giannis

Oct. 7, 2019 11:12 PM EDT

Robin Lopez and Frank Mason III both scored 14 points to lead the Milwaukee Bucks over the Chicago Bulls 122-112 in preseason action on Monday night. Milwaukee didn't play most of its major contributors, including last year's league Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo, Eric Bledsoe and Khris Middleton....

Age is just a number for new Cavaliers coach Beilein

Sep. 30, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — John Beilein was out of bed before the sun came up and on his treadmill before 6 a.m. Monday. The oldest, first-time, non-interim coach in NBA history was too excited about his new job with the Cleveland Cavaliers to sleep in. "This is great," the 66-year-old Beilein said,...

Cavaliers rookie Windler could miss 6 weeks with leg injury

Sep. 27, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers rookie swingman Dylan Windler could miss six weeks with an injured left leg. Windler, who was selected by Cleveland in the first round of this year's NBA draft, experienced discomfort in his leg following some recent team workouts. The Cavs said imaging tests revealed a tibial...