Cleveland may be turning on Coach B

Cleveland may be turning on Coach B

  • Apparently, anonymous players on the Cleveland Cavaliers have voiced their displeasure with Beilein’s coaching style. Man, don’t like to see this already in Coach B’s tenure. But I admit, it’s not surprising. Look at Cleveland’s roster. They are a bad team that Beilein went to.

  • Discussion
  • He should have never taken that job

  • BigWillieStyle said... (original post) He should have never taken that job

    Agree. I don’t blame him for wanting to try the NBA. But Cleveland? You are set up for failure there.

  • I was always skeptical that he would work out in the NBA. He has less control of the roster and there’s a huge variety in skill level, temperament, experience etc etc on rosters. Half the roster are players with 3 years or less experience in the league, the other half are veterans of 8+ years.

    With JB being a nitpicker - which was a huge part of his success at the college level - and the grind of an NBA season, I just don’t see him being successful unless he changes. And I’m not talking about his offense or Xs and Os or anything like that. I’m talking about daily operations of practice, film, game planning etc. In college, you play 2-3 games a week with a minimum of 2 days in between games. Only exceptions are the non conference tournaments, conference tournaments and NCAAs. But that’s the schedule for the whole NBA season. Back to backs, long road trips, games every other day etc.

    It’s a job for the players. They’re human beings. They’re going to have on and off days. Nobody performs 100% at their job for an entire year. I don’t think managing the personalities of his players was ever a strength of JB. And in college, it’s not as big of a deal. Your players are there 4 years max and 75% are nothing close to the finished product. Most of the players don’t have a shot at the NBA and have a lot of development to go through. Easier to teach them. Whereas in the NBA, Kevin Love doesn’t have a whole lot to learn. Tristan Thompson is maxed out on potential. You can’t tell players to transfer if they don’t fit your system. Managing personalities is a huge part of the NBA coaching job as you’ve got to get the coworkers to gel and tolerate each other for 9 months out of the year.

  • I think JB had it made here and I think he should have stayed at Michigan. I’m not complaining about Juwan though...he was exceeded expectations way beyond what I could have imagined. But I think JB will find himself back in the college ranks. I just hope it’s not a B1G school

    This post was edited by BigWillieStyle 1 month ago

  • BigWillieStyle said... (original post) I think JB had made here and I think he should have stayed at Michigan. I’m not complaining about Juwan though...he was exceeded expectation...

    He said that the Cleveland job is his last job regardless of what happens. I tend to believe him. However, I assume he thought he would last at least a full season or two. If he still has the attention and buy in of most of the younger players, I think he’ll be ok because Cleveland is not contending for the playoffs anytime soon. Love, Thompson and others would be traded if a decent offer comes through.

    If he came back to college, it’d have to be a decent program. He’s not going to a full rebuilding job like WVU or Michigan were when he first got there. Though if things go south for Ewing, I could see him being attracted to GTown. Don’t think he’d go out west or anywhere down south. So MW or coastal schools, I would think.

  • Can’t really say I’m shocked. Wonder if location to family was a selling point? Cause of all the NBA teams, Cleveland without LeBron is arguably the worst franchise to coach.

  • Coach B was on my flight from LAX to DTW this past summer, we were both in Delta Comfort (nothing special). The man was HC of the Cavs at that time and wasn't flying private or even in 1st class. Very unassuming, and I like that, but not sure that NBA players would agree.

  • Man, Beilein's tenure with the Cavs is becoming a nightmare for him. It's unfortunate that a man that we all know has the highest integrity is having his name dragged through the mud. I just don't see how this gets better for him unless Cleveland starts winning and that's not going to happen anytime soon.

  • ChiTownMichiganFan said... (original post)Man, Beilein's tenure with the Cavs is becoming a nightmare for him. It's unfortunate that a man that we all know has the highe...

    I'm glad he isn't running away from the incident. He acknowledge how it was hurtful, even if he didn't mean it. And met with players individually, as a group and talked with the media about it. How he has interacted with players and how he has treated them in the past, and how he will going forward, will determine if he is able to keep/earn the respect of the players.

    I actually think it's pretty interesting that it hasn't quite spun into some massive hysterical situation. I think that speaks to how JB handled it. He acknowledged what he was wrong, even if he misspoke and that he's committed to doing a good job going forward. I'm curious about player reactions around the league, but I haven't seen much.

  • bacon1431 said... (original post)I'm glad he isn't running away from the incident. He acknowledge how it was hurtful, even if he didn't mean it. And met with player...

    In the short term, I think it will be all fine. But as the loses mount, I just have a feeling this incident and the stuff earlier in the year will come back to be thrown in Coach B's face, mainly be the media. I hope it doesn't but nowadays, it usually does.

  • ChiTownMichiganFan said... (original post)In the short term, I think it will be all fine. But as the loses mount, I just have a feeling this incident and the stuff earlier in the ...

    I think most have done a good job talking about it (outside of the nutjobs like Stephen A). Unfortunately for JB, it’s been a tumultuous tenure thus far and he makes a mistake like this to make things harder for him.

  • Coaching the Cavs is probably the worst NBA job imaginable. The owner is a grade A douche. The roster consists of whatever the heck Tristan Thompson is, Kevin Love's corpse, Dellavefuckingdova. I mean, you could hand me their entire roster and I may choose to keep 2 freaking guys. You simply can't succeed in Beilein's system with a junk roster full of guys who either can't shoot or can't move.

    Plus the city sucks and their fan base is terrible.