- Morrison, CO
I think cavs were flirting with Izzo a few years back. If he’s an MSU alum, hiring makes Michigan weaker, better for MSU lol.Interesting that Dan Gilbert, Cavs owner, is an MSU alum.
Actually sorry to see Beilein leave, even tho he had our number. I like having great coaches in the conference as I think it almost forces everyone else to be better.
The grass is always greener....I am going to give it a day or two. How many coaches have signed a contract and then the reality hit and they went back? I think there have been a few, but cannot recall them at this moment.
Wow! Did not see that coming. Didn’t even realize he was a candidate.Beilein to Cavs, wow
Speaking of whom, Sporting News has an article about replacements and Billy Donovan is listed first. I don't think, however, that these are official candidates, just the author's musings on the situation.Billy Donovan did that to the Magic before going back to Florida.
He could probably field an NBA team with just his former players.Interesting...isn't Beilein know for reinforcing fundamentals? Didn't he spend the first 10 minutes of each practice on the art of passing (chest pass, bounce pass, etc.)? I imagine some of his basic coaching methods won't translate well in the NBA (I don't think Wooden's "here is how you put on your socks" method would have been effective in the NBA either ).
I guess the assumption is he doesn't NEED to do that in the NBA. He's definitely a good recruiter and developer of talent. A pretty solid tactician as well. I just can't help but believe his skills are better suited to college than the NBA.
Regardless, wish him the best.