John Beilein’s resolution to depart Michigan basketball and settle for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ head teaching job on Monday shocked many individuals within the basketball world. Detroit Pistons vice chairman Arn Tellem is not amongst that group. When the Pistons parted methods with Stan Van Gundy after the final season, Beilein almost turned their coach.
He interviewed for the place and made a robust impression however the Pistons, in the end, could not cross up on former Toronto coach Dwane Casey, who was fired after the Raptors had been eradicated within the Japanese Convention semifinals.”However for Dwane Casey being accessible, John Beilein might have very adequately been our coach,” Tellem stated. If Beilein hadn’t been supplied the Cavaliers job, he most likely would have completed out of his teaching profession in Ann Arbor, following Tellem.”Clearly, by making this transfer, he wished a change,” Tellem mentioned. “I feel he would have solely accomplished it for a few conditions.
I feel he needed to remain within the space and the Pistons and Cavs have been most likely the two organizations (he was involved in). In any other case, he was completely proud of Michigan and would have stayed there. However, I believe the Cavs introduced him a unique alternative and the timing was proper.”For the previous two seasons, the Pistons have shuttled between their observe facility behind The Palace of Auburn Hills and their new environment some 33 miles away. The brand new constructing is roughly a mile from LCA. The Pistons are hopeful the brand new facility, which may also function a hub for neighborhood relations actions, networking receptions, and workforce-hosted occasions, can be prepared by fall coaching camp.