Men's Basketball

Former Michigan coach John Beilein led Michigan to two NCAA championship games.

The Daily spoke with 27 former men’s basketball beat writers over the last 12 years who reflected on their experiences covering the winningest coach in program history.

Ignas Brazdeikis, Jordan Poole, and Charles Matthews all stood out in the NBA Combine this week.

CHICAGO — As Michigan’s trio of draft entrants — Charles Matthews, Jordan Poole and Ignas Brazdeikis — set out to prove their NBA draft worth at Quest Multisport in Chicago, it was all business as usual.

John Beilein, former Michigan men’s basketball head coach accomplished 9 NCAA Tournament appearances, 2 Big Ten Tournament championships, 2 Final Four appearances and many more achievements during his time at Michigan.

And regardless of what the future holds, Beilein will always be remembered as the coach who brought Michigan back to soaring heights, the coach who firmly implanted a new culture and the coach who did things the right way — in every sense of the word.

Michigan's coaching staff will have to work to retain recruits after John Beilein's departure.

Wilson, a four-star forward and top-50 player per 247Sports’ composite ranking, affirmed his commitment to Michigan, saying assistant coaches Luke Yaklich and Saddi Washington both called him for reassurance on Monday afternoon. He also talked with Cole Bajema, the Wolverines’ other 2019 commit, who he said has no plans to back out as of now.

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Live from various places around the globe, it’s an emergency episode of Highway to Hail. Ethan Sears, Theo Mackie, Aria Gerson and Ben Katz discuss John Beilein’s shocking departure from Michigan, his legacy on the program and where the Wolverines may go in looking for a replacement.

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.