John Beilein removes himself from consideration for Pistons coaching job

Doug Mendoza
June 10, 2018

Just a few days after opening a lot of eyes interview for the Detroit Pistons job, it now appears that John Beilein has pulled his name from consideration and will continue as the head coach of the Michigan Wolverines. He had a meeting and an interview with Pistons officials last week as Detroit searches for their new head coach.

Wolverines coach John Beilein tweeted Wednesday he was staying in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

"It became very clear to me where I was meant to finish coaching", Beilein told the Free Press.

Casey met with team owner Tom Gores on Tuesday and an announcement seems imminent.

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Beilein is Michigan's winningest coach and is entering his 12th year in charge of the program. Under his leadership, MI has won two Big Ten championships and reached the NCAA tournament eight times.

The 65-year-old is Michigan's all-time coaching wins leader with a 248-143 record in 11 seasons at the school.

John Beilein is returning to the University of MI.

"We are thrilled that John Beilein will be our coach now and into the future", athletic director Warde Manuel said in a statement. He has guided the Wolverines to two Big Ten titles, eight NCAA tournament appearances and two national runner-up finishes. MI was one of the top defensive teams in the country this past season, again falling just one game short of a national title.

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