Latest John Beilein News

Beilein loses his Cavs' summer league debut

Jul. 2, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

John Beilein's real NBA coaching debut comes in October. He probably knows a little bit more about what to expect now. Cleveland's new coach got his first bit of practice for the real thing on Monday in the NBA's first game of the summer — only to have San Antonio spoil his debut. Lonnie Walker IV scored...

From Zion to Jimmer, Summer League has a bit of everything

Jun. 30, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

Zion Williamson obviously knows where he's playing next season. Jimmer Fredette has no idea. Such is the beauty of Summer League: There's ballyhooed 18-year-olds like Williamson, journeyman 30-year-olds like Fredette and a whole lot of everything else set to be on display over 95 games through July 15. Most spots...

Long-range plan: Garland's shooting floored Cavs in workout

Jun. 21, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — When Darius Garland realized the Cavaliers sent general manager Koby Altman, new coach John Beilein and his entire staff to his private pre-draft workout in Los Angeles, the Vanderbilt guard drew up a personal game plan. "I knew I had to kind of put on a show for them," he said....

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert out of hospital after stroke

Jun. 21, 2019 1:17 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was released from a Detroit-area hospital nearly a month after suffering a stroke and will recover at an in-patient rehabilitation center. Quicken Loans CEO Jay Farner said Gilbert was discharged Wednesday from Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. The...

New blood: Cavaliers add 3 first-round picks in NBA draft

Jun. 21, 2019 1:13 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have given rookie coach John Beilein some first-year projects. Looking to accelerate their roster rebuild following a dismal 19-win season, which was followed by Beilein's surprising hire, the Cavs added three first-round draft picks on Thursday night in the NBA draft....

Brazdeikis wrapping up pre-draft whirlwind

Jun. 19, 2019 3:07 AM EDT

With only a few days remaining before the NBA draft, Iggy Brazdeikis enjoyed a reunion of sorts when he worked out for the Cleveland Cavaliers. That meant a chance to catch up with John Beilein. "It was so cool. It honestly kind of felt like home, seeing him there," Brazdeikis said. "It just felt really good,...

High 5: Cavaliers mulling options with 5th pick in NBA draft

Jun. 18, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers barely survived a stormy season and then watched the NBA's postseason from afar. They'll be big players again Thursday night. With the 5th and 26th picks in the draft, the Cavaliers can add quality talent to a young team now under the direction of new coach John Beilein. He,...

Kansas lands Jalen Wilson, last remaining top-50 recruit

Jun. 12, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has landed small forward Jalen Wilson, the last remaining top-50 prospect, to polish off a recruiting class that will finish among the top 20 in the country. The 6-foot-8 Wilson was a longtime commit to Michigan, but he reopened his recruitment when coach John Beilein left the...

Cavaliers hire Cal women's coach Gottlieb as assistant

Jun. 12, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have lured away another prominent college coach. This time, from the women's game. Lindsay Gottlieb is leaving California after eight seasons to join John Beilein's staff in Cleveland and become the seventh female assistant in the NBA. Gottlieb led the Golden Bears to seven...

Martelli, Eisley part of new staff at Michigan

Jun. 7, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Former Saint Joseph's coach Phil Martelli is joining Juwan Howard's staff at Michigan. Michigan announced Friday that Martelli, Howard Eisley and Saddi Washington will be assistant coaches for Howard, who was hired after John Beilein left to become coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers....