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Friday / July 3.
  • John Beilein, Cavaliers working on settlement

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    By JACOB POLACHECK

    Both the Cleveland Cavaliers and head coach John Beilein believe he has coached his final game for the franchise and are working out a financial settlement on the remainder of his contract, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Tuesday.

    The Cavaliers plan to promote J.B. Bickerstaff to full-time head coach once the Beilein separation is finalized — perhaps as soon as Wednesday, league sources said.

    Cleveland is 14-40 this season, giving them the worst record in the Eastern Conference. They are behind only Golden State (12-43) for worst in the NBA.

    Beilein, 67, signed a five-year contract upon leaving the University of Michigan last May that included four guaranteed years at approximately $18 million.

    He has a career record of 571-325 as a college coach. He made the NCAA tournament in his last four seasons at Michigan, including a Final Four appearance in 2017-18.

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