John Beilein leaves Michigan as the all-time winningest coach with 278 wins.

There was a moment — with Moe Wagner marauding his way through the defense and galavanting around the court — when John Beilein stood on the brink of immortality. It was the first television timeout, and the team donning maize was starting to believe.

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.  

Redshirt sophomore Austin Davis grew up in one-stoplight Onsted before coming to play basketball for Michigan in Ann Arbor.

The village of Onsted does not have a lot.

But it does have a stoplight, and John Beilein knows all about it.


An early stretch of dominance was all Michigan needed, as it ran away with a 76-57 win over the 19th-ranked Boilermakers.

Sophomore forward Isaiah Livers has made 11 of his 20 3-pointers this season.

Isaiah Livers put in the work this offseason to drastically improve his output this season.

Senior center Hallie Thome led her team with 25 points against Detroit Mercy.

Michigan shot 10-for-19 at the free-throw line against Detroit Mercy.

Freshman wing Ignas Brazdeikis scored 19 to help Michigan beat Holy Cross.

Ignas Brazdeikis sparked Michigan's second-half surge against Holy Cross.

Michigan coach John Beilein has collected 799 career wins through 36 seasons as a head coach.

Ahead of his 800th win, The Michigan Daily spoke to former players, assistants and opponents to learn about their experiences with Beilein.

Redshirt junior forward Charles Matthews made four 3-pointers in the NCAA Tournament last year.

Of the countless memorable moments during John Beilein’s tenure at Michigan, two timeless images stand above the rest. They are, of course, Trey Burke stepping back and releasing an inch-perfect shot over the outstretched arms of Kansas’ Kevin Young in 2013, and Jordan Poole, legs spread, flailing to the floor at the buzzer as his shot propelled the Wolverines past Houston in last year’s tournament.

Sophomore guard Jordan Poole has improved his defense heading into this season.

Jordan Poole will be expected to fill the void left by Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman's graduation