Men's Basketball

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.

Jordan Poole announces staying in NBA Draft.

After two years on the Michigan men's basketball team, sophomore guard Jordan Poole has decided to forgo his remaining eligibility and remain in the 2019 NBA Draft.

In the past six years, John Beilein has led the men's basketball team to four NCAA Tournaments and two title games.

“He was very firm that Michigan should be a premier program,” Novak said, “and we needed to build the foundation to get back to where it should be.”

When a season like this one can be considered disappointing, that’s exactly where Michigan is.

Ignas Brazdeikis, Jordan Poole and Charles Matthews will enter the NBA Draft.

The freshman forward told ESPN’s Jonathan Givony on Tuesday afternoon that he will hire an agent and enter the NBA Draft. And he’ll be followed by Jordan Poole and Charles Matthews. All three intend to sign with agents, per a release from the program.

Sophomore guard Jordan Poole struggled in Michigan's season-ending loss to Texas Tech.

Haynes, the Wolverines’ go-to players coach, appeared to offer up a few words of support. But Poole, head wrapped in one last March Madness towel and eyes buried in Haynes’ shoulder, had no need for words. His trademark optimism, pervasive to the last possible moment, was gone, replaced by the tears of unfilled expectations.

When John Beilein was first hired in 2007, Michigan hadn’t seen an NCAA Tournament bid in nine years, something that is now a regular occurrence  for Beilein's teams.

So if we don’t remember the 2018-19 Wolverines in the same way we remember other great Wolverine teams of recent years, we’ll still remember them. Not as a moment, necessarily, but as a group of the greatest era of Michigan basketball history.

Even without the titles. Even without the single enduring image. Even without NCAA Tournament glory.

This was a damn good Michigan basketball team. It deserves to be remembered that way.

The Michigan Men's basketball team lost in the Sweet 16, but Sports Writer shows there is still much to look forward to.

For the 103rd time in a row, the Michigan men’s basketball team’s season ended.

Such is the futility of sports. But, hey, you never know. Maybe the 104th season will never end.

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Charles Matthews stood at the line and made the free-throw motion. He buried his head in his shirt for a second. Missed the first free throw. Bent his knees, stayed in that position for an extra beat as his teammates subbed out. Sunk the second free throw.

Shots didn't fall for the Michigan basketball team in its season-ending loss to Texas Tech.

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Amid an eerie silence, bowed heads and tear-filled eyes, one telling phrase rung through the Michigan locker room:

“Bad day to have a bad day.”