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'Too difficult to pass up': John Beilein says Cavaliers’ potential pulled him from Michigan

Former Michigan coach John Beilein talks from the NBA Draft Lottery on his decision to leave the Wolverines for the Cleveland Cavaliers job. The Detroit News

Chicago — John Beilein was soaking it all in on Tuesday night.

Roughly a day-and-a-half into life as the Cleveland Cavaliers coach, things were changing quickly for Beilein. Just two days before he was still the coach at Michigan, the only thought of this week’s NBA events that includes the combine later this week were of where a trio of former Wolverines might land in this June’s draft.