Report: John Beilein Expected to Step Down as Cavs Head Coach

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A report on Sunday indicates that Cleveland Cavaliers head coach John Beilein is not expected to remain in his position after this season.

Beilein has struggled all season to turn the fortunes of the Cavaliers around after having spent the vast majority of his coaching career at the collegiate level.

The Cavaliers entered the All-Star break with a 14-40 record, the worst record in the Eastern Conference and second-worst in the NBA.

The hiring of Beilein took place last May, with the veteran tutor leaving the University of Michigan to sign a five-year contract with the Cavaliers. His hiring was seen as a way for the experienced coach to instill fundamentals in the rebuilding squad

However, off-the-court turmoil involving Beilein’s son, coupled with a controversy involving Beilein’s choice of words with players, has resulted in the team’s continued futility.

Following a home loss to the Golden State Warriors, Beilein seemed at a loss to describe his plan going forward.

“Every loss is hitting me really hard,” Beilein said. “I don’t have a lot of answers for you though.”

A departure by Beilein would continue the revolving door that’s marked much of owner Dan Gilbert’s 15-year tenure as owner of the Cavaliers.

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Brad Sullivan is a lead writer for Cavaliers Nation. He has spent much of life in the Cleveland, Ohio area, and has remained a Cavalier fan from their 1970 beginnings through the return of LeBron James. While that fandom was sorely tested during the Reign of Error known simply by one word, Stepien, that overall historical perspective will be part of his writing for Cavaliers Nation in the months ahead.