To say it has been a disappointing season for the Cavs would be a vicious understatement. They are the worst team in the league. Their talent levels are promising, especially after acquiring Andre Drummond to bolster their frontcourt. Collin Sexton and Darius Garland are fairly promising and the Eastern Conference is certainly weak enough where the Cavs should be contending for a playoff spot.
So, why aren’t they?
The transition from the NCAA to the NBA has been miserable for John Beilein. After nearly 30 years of success at the college level, he has looked completely overwhelmed in the pros. He has had countless troubles leading this team, both on and off the court.
It’s one thing to lose, but to get savagely blown out by arguably on par or even inferior competition is just pathetic. There’s also something to be said for how chaotic Beilein has been maintaining the locker room, with regards to how he treats the team’s “thugs.”
Doesn’t this sound eerily familiar?
Take a trip across town and let’s go down memory lane for a very brief spell in First Energy Stadium. John Beilein’s season with the Cavaliers has gone about as poorly as Freddie Kitchens’ with the Browns. Both have failed spectacularly to meet their goals for this season. The Browns promptly acted on Kitchens at the end of his first season. The Cavs may not even wait that long.
Giving a coach more than one season if the team simply wasn’t that great and only won 30-40 games, is a reasonable line of thought. When things have been as horrible as they have been for the Cavs, winning fewer games, showing less heart and being in utter dismay through in and throughout, one can’t let that persist.
The Cavaliers need to dismiss John Beilein.
Maybe they wait out the season and do it at the end of the year, or maybe they do it sometime this week. Whatever they do, he is not the coach for the future.