Belein sent out a tweet to thank the University of Michigan for his time there, which lasted 12 years and was filled with plenty of success. The Cavaliers targeted the Michigan man because he is a "culture driver" in their eyes, and his story has always been remarkable to those in the basketball world. Beilein has never been an assistant and had coached at every other level besides the NBA before landing the job with Cleveland.
The now former Michigan head coach leaves the college game after posting a record of 829-468 with the Wolverines and the West Virginia Mountaineers. He is most known for his time in Ann Arbor, Michigan, as he led Michigan to two Final Fours and four Big Ten Tournament and regular season championships. He ended up in two Nationals Championship Games, but fell to the Louisville Cardinals and Villanova Wildcats in those two instances. The 66-year-old was rumored to take the Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons job last season before returning to Michigan, but he will now take over the Cavs, who have a 14 percent chance to get the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft. The NBA Draft Lottery will determine that order on Tuesday night.