John Beilein to remain at Michigan despite interest from the Pistons


After visiting with the Detroit Pistons twice about their recent head coaching opening, MI men's basketball's all-time wins leader announced Wednesday that he'll remain in Ann Arbor.

Beilein interview for the Detroit Pistons coaching vacancy after the team got rid of former coach Stan Van Gundy, according to a report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The 2018-19 campaign will be Beilein's 12th with the Wolverines, and based off the wording in the tweet above, it seems like he's set on finishing his career at MI.

Beilein has been with the Wolverines for 11 seasons and is the winningest coach in program history.

John Beilein is returning to the University of MI.

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

This spring, Beilein guided MI to the national championship game, where his club lost 79-62 to Villanova. The Wolverines have made the title game twice under Beilein: this year, and in 2013 against Louisville.

Beilein, who has been the head coach for the Wolverines since 2007, had interviewed for the same position with the Detroit Pistons. Beilein has won a pair of Big Ten championships and two Big Ten Tournament titles. He said Beilein pulled himself from consideration after speaking separately with Gores and Detroit management personnel.