The void that was created for John Beilein this offseason in the assistant coaching position is beginning to be filled.
According to multiple reports, DeAndre Haynes has been hired to fill one of the two assistant coaching positions.
Josh Henschke of the Michigan Insider was the first to release the news, and it was followed up by other reports.
Vince Baldwin, who is a Nike basketball scout, also sent out a tweet congratulating him on the hire.
Congratulations DeAndre Haynes being hired as an Assistant at University of Michigan. 1 of the highest quality young men I know! pic.twitter.com/zUnWm7yki5— Vince Baldwin (@VBScoutU) July 27, 2017
However, Brendan Quinn of The Athletic reported that one source said "while the hire is not 100 percent done," it could be announced as soon as this weekend.
Haynes spent the 2016-17 season with the Toledo Rockets and before that was already coaching in the Mid-American Conference with Kent State (2012-16). He is a Detroit native and played high school basketball at Detroit Southwestern.
Last year at Toledo under Tod Kowalczyk as an assistant coach, he helped the Rockets to a 17-win campaign and a College Basketball Invitational appearance.
The 33-year-old was a MAC player of the year at Kent State where he attended college (2002-2006). His professional career was spent overseas playing seasons with Hungary, Belgium, Finland and Germany.
He was a 6-foot-2 guard in his playing days, and holds the current record for assists in program history. His primary role at Michigan would more than likely be to help with the guards play.
Like fellow assistant coach Saddi Washington, he should have strong recruiting ties within the state of Michigan, but also could offer looks from Ohio after spending time at Toledo and Kent State.
There has been no word or leads released on any other coaching hire to this point. However, Beilein has been hosting interviews and traveling the country over the past week, looking to fill the position.