Cavaliers coach John Beilein left a prime college coaching situation at Michigan to take over in Cleveland, but the adjustment to managing professionals has proven rocky.
The 67-year-old is overseeing a team with the worst record in the Eastern Conference, and needed to defuse a tough locker room situation after claiming he misspoke in telling his team they were no longer playing like a bunch of "thugs."
Beliein is not expecting to remain as a coach of the Cavs beyond this season and is slated to talk with Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert to discuss a timeline of his departure. Beilein had been hired by the Cavs in May, reportedly to a five-year deal.
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