John Beilein signs contract extension through 2023
Written by Matt Pargoff   

 

Having just led the Wolverines to their second trip to the national title game in six years, John Beilein began to attract the attention of the NBA during the offseason, but ultimately announced in June that he would return to Michigan. On Wednesday morning, his commitment to the Maize and Blue was taken a step further with the announcement that he had signed a contract extension for the next five years.

In addition to keeping Beilein at Michigan through the 2022-23 season, the deal will automatically roll over each year beyond, barring notice given by either party before mid-April.

“I am thrilled to ensure John's leadership of our basketball program today and into the future,” said Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel. “I am very pleased with our shared dialog throughout the process, and I am extremely happy that one of the game's great coaches is representing the University of Michigan.”

Beilein has racked up the most wins of any Michigan basketball coach in history, going 248-143 over 11 years. That success has included eight trips to the NCAA Tournament, reaching the Sweet 16 four times. He’s also shown great success in developing players, with nine former Wolverines drafted into the NBA under his watch.

“I am grateful for the opportunity the University of Michigan has given to me over the past 11 years,” Beilein stated in a released statement. “Kathleen and I love Ann Arbor, our University, our fans and the state of Michigan. We will continue to work very hard in the future to have our basketball team reflect the greatness of this University. I thank Mark Schlissel and Warde Manuel for their faith and commitment to our coaching staff and basketball program. The future of men's basketball is bright and I am excited to be a part of it.”

 

 
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