John Beilein returning to MI

Lynette Rowe
June 10, 2018

That means one year will be added to Beilein's deal after each season - essentially making it a lifetime contract to stay at the University of MI. He had a meeting and an interview with Pistons officials last week as Detroit searches for their new head coach.

Beilein said Tuesday on Twitter that he is excited to continue as Michigan's coach "next season and in the years to come". Back in May, Beilein told the Detroit Free Press that it was close to getting done.

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

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

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Beilein has turned down National Basketball Association overtures in the past, and college coaches can stay only so long in process that is playing out in the public eye.

The flirtation between John Beilein and the Detroit Pistons is over.

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. The Wolverines have made the title game twice under Beilein: this year, and in 2013 against Louisville.

The Michigan Man was named as CBSSports.com's Coach of the Year after a tremendous 33-8 campaign, including a Big Ten Conference Tournament win.

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