John Beilein faced the media this afternoon at the Georgia Dome in preparation for Saturday’s Final Four matchup with Syracuse. Read what Michigan’s head coach had to say in the transcript below.
COACH BEILEIN: It would be very obvious that the University of Michigan is so proud to be back in the Final Four. Our university, our team, all the staff that’s involved that’s worked very hard to get Michigan in this position.
We’re practicing hard. We’re looking toward to today and tomorrow’s practice. We still have a lot to do if we’re going to be successful. But we’re all engaged and going to do our best.
But on behalf of the whole university, we feel a great amount of gratitude to be back in the situation again.
Q. Coach, could you trace a little of your history with Coach Boeheim, what it’s like to face him now.
COACH BEILEIN: It goes back for years and years. Even when I first broke into coaching, going to the first clinics, Jim was talking about the 2‑3 zone back in 19