In the blink of an eye, everything was normal.
John Beilein announced on Twitter he will not be leaving the University of Michigan and intends on staying for “years to come.” There were reports of Beilein meeting with the Detroit Pistons front office and interviews.
I love the University of Michigan and I am excited about coaching our Men’s Basketball Team next season and in the years to come ! Let’s go hang some more banners at “THE GREATEST UNIVERSITY IN THE WORLD “#GoBlue— John Beilein (@JohnBeilein) June 6, 2018
Now former Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey is the favorite for the job.
The 65-year-old will now enter his 12th season as the Wolverines’ head coach and is the winningest of that category in program history. He has made the NCAA Tournament in 8-of-11 years with the program, including two appearances in the Final Four and two runner-ups in the title game.
The Burt, NY native is currently makin $3.37 million over the next three seasons as U-M’s man in charge. Warde Manuel, however, has said publicly he plans to restructure Beilein’s deal.
Shortly after the deal was made, Brendan Quinn of The Athletic reported U-M and Beilein are nearing a new deal. The deal would be a two-year extension with a rolling option, making his new contract five total years. Quinn reported the deal is believed to be just under $4 million per year.
A source tells @TheAthleticDET that John Beilein and Michigan have a new contract nearly finalized.— Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) June 6, 2018
• It will be a two-year extension with a rolling option, making his contract five years in total. • Believed to be worth just under $4 million per year.https://t.co/zpnusSS5QB