John Beilein will not be following Mike Davis to Detroit.
One day after Detroit Mercy filled their coaching vacancy, it appears we are close to the Detroit Pistons doing the same, only it won’t be a coach coming from the college ranks to take that job.
On Wednesday, Beilein announced that he will remain the head coach of the Wolverines, nearly a week after officially interviewing for the Pistons job.
The Wolverines will enter the 2018-19 season as a top 25 team. They are currently ranked 24th in the NBC Sports Preseason Top 25.
Beilein, along with reigning NBA Coach of the Year Dwane Casey, who was fired by Toronto this spring, was reportedly one of the two favorites to get the job. He interviewed with the Pistons on Thursday and was expected to meet with Pistons brass again at some point this week.
Beilein never did stop recruiting, however, as he was one of the college coaches that made their way to Colorado Springs for the U-18 tryouts last weekend.
As one of the smartest x’s-and-o’s coaches in the country, Beilein would make sense as an NBA mind, although there were questions about whether or not he had the personality that would have fit in a locker room with NBA stars.
Beilein has been the coach at Michigan for the last 11 seasons. He’s been to the national championship game twice in those 11 years, including last year’s trip to the final.