John Beilein’s time in Cleveland did not go as he had planned.
Beilein resigned as the Cavaliers’ head coach on Wednesday after just a nine-month tenure. He was previously the long-time collegiate head coach at Michigan.
“I have given my all to this organization, but after much reflection, I have decided that it is best that I step back and resign from my position as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers and assist the organization in a different capacity,” Beilein said in a statement.
Cleveland got off to a 14-40 start to the season under Beilein, which was second-worst in the NBA to Golden State (12-43). Beilein became just the third first-year NBA head coach in the past 30 years to not make it through his first season.
Offshore sportsbook BookMaker has posted a prop for Beilein’s next job. The 67-year-old coach was at Michigan from 2007-2019 and was widely regarded as one of the best coaches in college basketball.
The prop for Beilein’s next destination has a deadline of June 6. If he has not taken a new job or announced retirement, that is when it will be graded. The prop is scheduled to lock on March 20.
BookMaker is not expecting Beilein to take a new job, as he is a -291 ‘chalk’ to not be a head coach on June 6.
Texas continues to underwhelm with Shaka Smart at the helm, so the Longhorns are +963 to hire Beilein. Florida’s outlook under Mike White is still hanging in the balance, but the Gators are +1667 to grab Beilein by the prop deadline.
The other college that is listed as an option for the prop is Indiana, which is 30/1. The Hoosiers are currently on the bubble for the NCAA Tournament under Archie Miller.
Beilein’s NBA experiment is not expected to continue, as he is 50/1 to take another NBA job by this summer. Retirement is always a possibility and is listed at +795. He is +288 to be a coach at any job other than the ones listed.