Men's Basketball

Incoming senior Zavier Simpson will be one of the leaders for next year's team.

Just a month ago, shortly after losing to Texas Tech in the Sweet Sixteen, the Michigan men’s basketball team began popping up on “way too early” top-10 lists.

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CLEVELAND — If there was one thing that separated former Michigan coach John Beilein from the rest of the pack at the collegiate level, it was his ability to teach and develop his players — the same quality that made him the clear frontrunner for the Cleveland Cavaliers head coaching job la

Former Michigan coach John Beilein led Michigan to two NCAA championship games.

The Daily spoke with 27 former men’s basketball beat writers over the last 12 years who reflected on their experiences covering the winningest coach in program history.

Ignas Brazdeikis, Jordan Poole, and Charles Matthews all stood out in the NBA Combine this week.

CHICAGO — As Michigan’s trio of draft entrants — Charles Matthews, Jordan Poole and Ignas Brazdeikis — set out to prove their NBA draft worth at Quest Multisport in Chicago, it was all business as usual.

With John Beilein gone, former 2019 Michigan signee Jalen Wilson has decided to reconsider his options for the future.

Just three days after John Beilein accepted the Cleveland Cavaliers’ head coaching post, Michigan’s top-ranked signee has re-opened his recruitment.

John Beilein, former Michigan men’s basketball head coach accomplished 9 NCAA Tournament appearances, 2 Big Ten Tournament championships, 2 Final Four appearances and many more achievements during his time at Michigan.

And regardless of what the future holds, Beilein will always be remembered as the coach who brought Michigan back to soaring heights, the coach who firmly implanted a new culture and the coach who did things the right way — in every sense of the word.

Michigan's coaching staff will have to work to retain recruits after John Beilein's departure.

Wilson, a four-star forward and top-50 player per 247Sports’ composite ranking, affirmed his commitment to Michigan, saying assistant coaches Luke Yaklich and Saddi Washington both called him for reassurance on Monday afternoon. He also talked with Cole Bajema, the Wolverines’ other 2019 commit, who he said has no plans to back out as of now.

Beilein's departure leaves a short window for athletic director Warde Manuel to fill the vacancy.

ROSEMONT, Ill. — At 8:15 this morning, Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel was surprised — along with the rest of the country — to find out that Michigan coach John Beilein would be leaving the program after 12 years to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers.  

Athletic Director Warde Manuel must find a replacement for John Beilein.

At Monday’s Big Ten meetings, Manuel acknowledged he prepared for this moment since Beilein was in talks with the Detroit Pistons last year. Knowing the coach’s possibility to ascend to the pro ranks despite a virtual lifetime contract signed last summer, a shortlist of candidates has been at the ready.

It’s what Manuel does with this shortlist, and the results which stem from the impending decision, that will define his career at Michigan.

John Beilein will become head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

John Beilein will leave Michigan to become the new coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The news has also been confirmed by a Michigan spokesperson, who had no further comment at the time.