Beilein chooses to remain with Michigan


Michigan coach John Beilein says he’s staying with the Wolverines after interviewing last week for the Detroit Pistons’ coaching vacancy.

Beilein announced his intentions Wednesday on Twitter, writing that he plans to coach Michigan during the 2018-19 season and “in the years to come!” The 65-year-old is Michigan’s all-time coaching wins leader with a 248-143 record in 11 seasons at the school. He has guided the Wolverines to two Big Ten titles, eight NCAA Tournament appearances and two national runner-up finishes, most recently in April.

Sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Beilein interviewed with the Pistons on Thursday, and had emerged as a top candidate for the position along with former Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey and San Antonio Spurs assistant Ime Udoka. Beilein is under contract with Michigan through the 2020-21 season, a deal that pays him $3.37 million annually, but he and the school have been in discussions about a contract extension.

Michigan won a team-record 33 games in 2017-18 and reached the national championship game before falling to Villanova. The Wolverines also made the title game in 2013 and have reached the Sweet Sixteen or beyond four times under Beilein.


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