JUNE 2: The Pistons have announced the hiring of Beilein, confirming in a press release that his new title is senior advisor/player development. He’ll work closely with Detroit’s coaching staff and development coaches to “analyze, implement, and execute player skill development programs,” according to the club.
“There is nothing more important to our franchise right now than the growth and development of our players,” team owner Tom Gores said in a statement. “Having spent time with John, we all know he is one of the best teachers in the game of basketball at any level. Dwane’s decision and desire to bring him on board underscores our commitment to helping this young Pistons team maximize its potential. John will be a real asset to the organization and we are fortunate to have him join us.”
JUNE 1: The Pistons are hiring former Cavaliers head coach and longtime University of Michigan coach John Beilein as their senior advisor of player development, Marc Stein of the New York Times tweets.
The team will announce the hire this week, Stein adds.
Following great success at the college level, Beilein was hired as Cleveland’s head coach prior to the 2019/20 season. Beilein resigned after just 54 games, going 14-40 amid player complaints that he was out of touch and ill-suited for the NBA game.
Beilein spent the past college season as an analyst for the Big Ten Network.
Beilein was a frequent presence at Pistons games this season and the plan to bring him into the fold has been in the works for some time, James Edwards III of The Athletic tweets, adding that coach Dwane Casey strongly supports the move.
13 thoughts on “Pistons Hire John Beilein As Senior Advisor”
Good for him, but senior advisor of player development sounds like an interesting position to have for someone who’s biggest complaint was poor player relationships. But then again it’s the Cavs and we sucked sooo, might’ve just be situational.
More like senior citizen lol glwt
This will end in tears
Great move! His bad tenurein Cleveland was completely because it isa terrible franchise and they were not ready for the commitment he desired. Clearly they are just as bad maybe worse since he left! He will be great in this new position as they Pistons continue to bring in young talent.
Yeah how about you read articles about why he really left instead of being a grumpy 16 y/o for no reason
????? Lol who is grumpy and who cares. Lol. I have my opinion and perception. Heard him say out his mouth it wasn’t a fit and besides any other reason (the one you posted I heard already). One big one is that your franchise stinks without Lebron James.
Grumpy was the wrong word, I should have said annoying. You are allowed to have your opinions, but people having opinions about facts creates falsehoods. I am not hating on Beilein, he deserves a job, but saying it was all Clevelands fault because we are a bad franchise is laughable especially when the reports and facts say the players didn’t want him there. Just because you heard Beilein say it wasn’t a fit doesn’t mean it wasn’t his fault.
You have gone after Cleveland so many times it’s hilarious, like being consistently angry at a fanbase or franchise makes no sense lol. You always argue that Cleveland is nothing without LeBron…dude thats how sports work, stars make or break franchises, having them makes you good, not having them doesn’t. But you’re right, who cares. I need to stop getting angry at immature teenagers on an app that means nothing in real life anyways.
Near the end you started to make more sense. Thank you!
link to google.com
Detroit needs a new coach with a young roster. One of Casey’s deficiencies with the Raps was his inability on the player development side. Masai had to force him to to play the younger players or they sat deep on the bench. Hiring Beilein is not really addressing the issue here.
Weaver’Pistons retooling in progress … Or not !!!