This is one of the few guys that I could see going from college to the NBA and being successful. He's one of the best offensive tacticians and culture builders in college basketball. In a rebuild situation with increasing roster flexibility over the next couple of years I could see this working pretty well if he has significant influence over roster management. I would much rather see somebody like this be given a shot to "build a program" at the pro level as opposed to getting another retread coach that's been through 2-3 NBA jobs with middling at best results.
scandal coming or maybe he would rather babysit overpaid meady-oakre pre Madonna's in the NBA than beg, plead and lie to HS kids and their families?
+1. It's wild that this had almost zero press until it was announced, there wasn't a single leak about him and the Cavs even meeting, at least from what I saw. Funny though that 5 years ago the Cavs nearly pulled Izzo away from college ball in Michigan, now they do pull away Beilein from college ball in Michigan.
Nice article about Beilein and the state of college sports:
CBS Sports discussion:
I suspect Gilbert is trying to help out Michigan State by disrupting the Michigan program. Why make this choice before the ping pong balls drop tomorrow?