• Beilein may resign in the next 24 to 48 hours
  • Cavs expected to fire Beilein at the end of this season
  • Cavs will search for new head coach once Beilein is out

The current NBA season has been another bust for the Cleveland Cavaliers although targets were not set that high. Regardless, seeing the Cavs with a 14-40 win-loss record in the NBA Eastern Conference hardly comes as a surprise with most expecting them to turn things around next season.

But it appears the Cavaliers had expected something better from head coach John Beilein. Though not necessarily the NBA playoffs, management did not expect the team to perform this dismal. They are at the cellar of the Eastern Conference, placing the future of first-year head coach John Beilein in serious jeopardy.

Per reports from ESPN, a decision is expected to be made by the All-Star break. With the NBA All-Star game done, Beilein's fate could be known in the next 24 to 48 hours. And based on where the former NBA champions are right now, things are not looking that well for the 67-year-old head coach.

Though he was given a five-year deal, the word going around is that Beilein will eventually be fired by the end of the 2019-20 NBA season. Things have not gone that well for the former Michigan Wolverines head coach who had his share of controversy this season. That included the celebrated "thugs" term he used on Cavs players although he later on apologized. Either way, Beilein has lost the vote of confidence of his players, yet another factor that could contribute to his exit. Much of this was discussed in a previous post.

With Beilein's foot practically at the door, the Cavs future becomes murky yet again. Try as they might to start a new era following the exit of LeBron James, Cleveland has simply failed to find the right mix of players. Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson and Matthew Dellavedova are the only remaining veterans from their last NBA championship run. The three have been mentioned in trade talks but nothing went down for the Cavs. Love could be traded this summer while Thompson is likely to test the free-agent market.

The Cavs future hinge on Collin Sexton and Darius Garland, a youthful backcourt that needs proper guidance. Getting players in the offseason will be Cleveland's prerogative although they presumably need to get a new head coach to figure out how to move forward.

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Wolverines head coach John Beilein, right, enters his first NCCA title game with freshman forward Mitch McGary leading the way. Reuters