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Former Mountaineer Patrick Beilein Gets Job With Utah Jazz

Patrick Beilein, former Mountaineer and son of former WVU coach John Beilein, will take a job in the NBA with the Utah Jazz.

Justin K. Aller

Former Mountaineer basketball player Patrick Beilein has stepped down as head coach at West Virginia Wesleyan to take a position on Quinn Snyder's staff with the Utah Jazz.  Per a Yahoo Sports report, Beilein will be a video coordinator and work in player development.

Beilein, son of current Michigan and former WVU head coach John Beilein, was a member of the Elite 8 team in 2005 and the Sweet 16 team in 2006.  He averaged 7.8 PPG, 2 RPG, and is third all-time (behind Alex Ruoff and Kevin Pittsnogle) in WVU history in three pointers made, with 242.  He coached two seasons at WV Wesleyan, with an overall record of 32-27.

This is a great opportunity for Patrick, who will be able to work with the young core of the Jazz, most notably Trey Burke (coached by John Beilein at Michigan), rookie Dante Exum, and Gordon Hayward.  The Jazz ranked 25th in the league last season in three point percentage, so the sharpshooting Beilein will have his work cut out for him.