Beilein announces plan to stay at Michigan
Written by Matt Pargoff   

It’s been a tense few days for fans of Michigan basketball as news surfaced that John Beilein was flirting with other opportunities, going so far as to interview with the Detroit Pistons. On Wednesday afternoon though, the head coach announced on Twitter that he will be staying in Ann Arbor.

In 11 years at Michigan, Beilein has taken the Wolverines to the NCAA Tournament eight times, including two trips to the finals. That string of success came immediately following a nine-year stretch without an invite to the NCAA Tournament.

"We are thrilled that John Beilein will be our coach now and into the future," said athletic director Warde Manuel in a released statement. "We made it a priority to sit down shortly after our tremendous run in the Final Four to discuss and solidify his future at Michigan. Michigan has become home for John and Kathleen the past 11 years and we are excited they plan to stay for years to come."

Michigan set a school record with 33 wins last season under Beilein’s watch, going 33-8 overall and finishing as runners up for the National Championship. In 11 years, he has compiled a 248-143 record, winning the Big Ten regular season title or Big Ten Tournament four times.


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