John Beilein’s Next Move

With the worst record in the Eastern Conference in the NBA at 14-40, the Cleveland Cavaliers and John Beilein have discussed the process of Beilein leaving the team in his first season as the Head Coach.

It was reported earlier today that Beilein is now considering walking away from the team during the All Star break, but it’s highly unlikely that he would last past this season if he decides to remain with the Cavaliers.

With Beilein leaving Cleveland, he is already being mentioned as the potential future Head Coach of the Texas Longhorns.  Texas Head Coach Shaka Smart has been on the hot seat all season and the Longhorns continue to underperform under him.  This season, Texas is 14-11 overall and 4-8 in the Big 12 Conference.

Texas always gets talented recruits and suffering through mediocre seasons is not something that the administration, boosters or fanbase will continue to allow.  According to Longhorns Wire, “Texas has not had an issue getting players, but it hasn’t translated into success on the court. If the Longhorns can bring Beilein talent, he will likely figure out the second part of the equation.”

In other words, John Beilein ending up in Texas makes all much too much sense, and Beilein getting the kind of talent that Texas gets would be dangerous.  While Texas has not performed to expectations for several seasons, John Beilein would almost certainly make them one of the very best teams in the Big 12 Conference immediately.