John Beilein Staying at MI

John Beilein Staying at MI

University of Michigan Head Basketball Coach John Beilein says he'll be returning to coach in Ann Arbor next season.

Detroit has narrowed its list of potential head coaching candidates to former Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey and San Antonio Spurs assistant Ime Udoka.

John Beilein is coming back to MI for the 2018-19 season. A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press earlier this month Beilein interviewed with the Detroit. He's won 724 games and made the NCAA Tournament 12 times, going at least once at every Division I school he's coached at (Canisius, Richmond, West Virginia and Michigan).

Beilein and MI are finalizing a contract extension, according to Brendan Quinn of The Athletic.

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The 65-year-old head coach is now making $3.37 million as Michigan's head coach, but has been in talks with the Athletic Department regarding an extension. He said Beilein pulled himself from consideration after speaking separately with Gores and Detroit management personnel.

Michigan's athletic director Warde Manuel voiced the same feelings.

John Beilein is staying at MI.

Beilein has had great success with the Wolverines, playing for the national title, securing two Big Ten Championships and is the all-time winningest coach at U of M at 248-143.

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