Found July 25, 2013 on UM Hoops:
While Michigan’s assistant coaches were busy on the recruiting trail over the past few weeks, John Beilein was in Kazan, Russia, contributing as an assistant coach for Team USA at the World University Games. The United States finished a disappointing ninth, after a 94-85 loss to Canada in the final game of the preliminary round knocked them out of medal contention. However, despite the less-than-stellar finish, Beilein said it was a great experience. He also offered a partial explanation for what he saw as the main hurdle for team USA. “It was really good. I learned a lot,” Beilein said. “I think the World University Games is a different dynamic now because we’re in that spot where there’s the World Championship, the Olympic team, basically pro players, the U19, the U18, U17, that’s a different dynamic. I don’t know if any other countries are that prepared at that age — those kids know each other. Ours is a different thing. “The national teams at particularly Canada, Australia and R...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

A short history: how John Beilein has revitalized Michigan Basketball

The following is a short history of how John Beilein changed the culture of the Michigan Basketball program. In six seasons he has completely revitalized Michigan Basketball and firmly established himself as one of the best coaches in school history. In 2007, John Beilein inherited a Michigan Basketball program that was stuck in neutral, playing in a decaying arena with an underachieving...

John Beilein: Freshmen "fitting in well"

Michigan coach John Beilein is back from the World University games in Russia, eager to resume workouts with the team this summer and ready to get back out on the recruiting trail for the third leg of the July evaluation period starting Wednesday. VIDEO included.

Beilein shrugs off retirement talk

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan coach John Beilein's new contract will keep him with the Wolverines through the 2018-19 season. Whether retirement awaits after that, he isn't ready to say. The 60-year-old coach will make 2.45 million in annual compensation under the new deal. The three-year extension replaced his previous contract, which was to end after the 2015-16. His...

Notebook: Contract extension provides program stability, Jordan Morgan finally healthy

John Beilein remembers an early conversation with Ben Cronin, his first commitment at Michigan, vividly. ‘Was Michigan ever good at basketball?’ That was Ben Cronin in 2007. Beilein excused the question because Cronin “grew up watching Sports Center in 1999 when we took a hiatus from the post season” but six years later Michigan basketball is back. Michigan hadn’t been...

Hoke talks Devin Gardner, offense at Media Days

Brady Hoke likes his team, and he wants them to win the Big Ten championship. The second part of that sentence is not surprising -- Michigan's goal at the start of every season is to win the conference title -- but the first part is unusual for Hoke. "I don't usually like my team during the summer," Hoke said during Wednesday's media appearance at Big Ten...

Jake Ryan could return this season according to Brady Hoke

As the offseason begins to wind down for the Michigan football team, linebacker Jake Ryan’s recovery from a torn ACL during spring practice has been nothing short of remarkable. In fact according to head coach Brady Hoke, Ryan’s rehabilitation is going so well, he could make a return to the team sometime during the 2013 campaign. “I think we’re very excited about his progress...

Michigan sophomores ready to build on first-year accomplishments

Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III have spent a large part of their summers traveling to LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Amare Stoudemire’s Nike camps. The invitation only events provide an opportunity to compete against other college stars but more importantly to showcase their skills in front of NBA scouts. The motivation behind the camps is no secret, the 2014 NBA Draft process...

Brady Hoke B1G Media Day Presser

File photo from spring game. THE MODERATOR: We're joined by Brady Hoke. COACH HOKE: First off, I know we're all excited that you're all here and you took the opportunity to travel up here and it's really an honor and a privilege to represent the University of Michigan and the team 134. We've got 12 days until fall camp, look forward to it. We've...

Detroit bankruptcy and Michigan Wolverines football

When a crisis strikes in America, it affects us all us Americans. The city of Detroit is bankrupt. The University of Michigan is located in the suburbs of Detroit. Ann Arbor, Michigan is close that it’s right next door to Detroit’s major airport. Detroit became the biggest American city to ever file for bankruptcy after its emergency manager filed for Chapter 9 protection on...

Brady Hoke’s Fall Preview (Part 2)

In part two of Brady Hoke breakout session with the media, Michigan’s headman gives the latest on Blake Countess', Jake Ryan's and Fitz Toussaint’s health, and discusses expectations for the new coaches in the league, and more.

Devin Gardner Embraces New Role

Michigan’s field general held court during the B1G Media Day breakout session -- he shed light on his growth as a leader, his confidence in his team, the overblown reaction to his so-called “guarantee” of victory over Ohio State, and more.

Video: Thoughts on Hoke & Co.

Check out Go Blue Wolverines wrap up of what Michigan head coach Brady Hoke had to say at Big Ten Media days.

Video: Michigan Players Wrap-Up

GoBlueWolverine's Josh Newkirk and FOX Sports' Simone Scott discuss Michigan's Devin Gardner, Thomas Gordon and Taylor Lewan at Big Ten Media Day.
College Basketball News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.