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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 to the NCAA tournament in a decade when Beilein took over in Ann Arbor. Since then the Wolverines have been to four NCAA tournaments, a National Championship game and raised a Big Ten Championship banner in the Crisler Center.
Beilein inked a $2.45 million per year contract extension through 2019 earlier this month and it’s a safe bet that the Wolverines will be a force to reckoned with for the foreseeable future.
Michigan’s head coach isn’t worried about the past, he’s more concerned about what the extension means for the program’s future.
“My plan was to at least coach six more years,” Beilein explained. “The 2015 [r
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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...
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...
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.
Michigan was the third youngest major conference basketball team last season but had leadership where it counted, in the backcourt. This season, the Wolverines have just two players with more than sophomore eligibility and John Beilein won’t have the luxury of leaning on the best player in the country to run his offense. Instead, he could look to a freshman.
“The big difference...
John Beilein returned from Russia and was back on the recruiting trail over the weekend, watching live evaluation action in Washington D.C., Milwaukee, Cincinnati throughout the evaluation weekend.
Michigan’s head coach checked in on Devin Booker, Kameron Chatman, Jordan Barnett and Elijah Thomas in Washington D.C.; Kevon Looney, Stephen Zimmerman, Diamond Stone and Jalen Brunson...
WASHINGTON — If the Nike Global Challenge made one thing crystal clear about Kameron Chatman, it’s that the Class of 2014 prospect will do whatever’s needed of him.
Whether that’s rebounding, deferring offensively, or cheering from the bench, Chatman put on his best team hat during the four-day tournament and his USA West team won four consecutive games and the championship...
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...
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...