John Beilein Rumors

Beilein has former Rockets and Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff as his associate head coach, but the spotlight will be on Beilein, 66. In less than two months, Knight has already seen the depths of Beilein’s wisdom, which may breed confidence among the players. “He has a lot of tidbits of information you wouldn’t think about, stuff that can be kind of beneficial,” said Knight, 27 and starting his eighth season. “He’ll give us little stories about certain things. He gave us a story about taking cold showers and how there was a tribe that put babies in the river. When they put them in the cold water, it helps build up their immune system from a young age.
Garland, the exciting fifth overall draft pick who was limited early in training camp because of a sore right foot, participated in a live scrimmage for the first time on Saturday afternoon. After taking contact, Garland had no issues with his recovery and practiced in full Sunday, including a second straight day competing 5-on-5. “It was really good just to get him out there playing again, he looked very comfortable,” Beilein said. “He’s a smart kid, he’s picked up things really well.”