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John Beilein Rumors

Bickerstaff, 42, replaced John Beilein midway through the 2019-2020 season with the Cavaliers, after having taken over in both Houston and Memphis as interim coach. The Cavaliers won just 19 games in the 2019-2020 season, and 22 games in 2020-2021. Cleveland has improved its win percentage points by .288, the largest increase in the NBA this season.
This summer, Pistons swingman Josh Jackson received a gift from John Beilein — the former Michigan basketball and Cavaliers coach who is now an adviser to Detroit head coach Dwane Casey. It was a book titled “Chop Wood Carry Water: How to Fall in Love with the Process of Becoming Great.” The 2015-published work written by Joshua Medcalf is a tale about a boy on a journey to become a samurai warrior, and along the way, he learns that the biggest hurdle he’ll face on his quest stares back at him in the mirror.