Several major names have been mentioned in conjunction with the head coaching vacancy at Michigan. The Wolverines are looking for John Beilein’s replacement.
Given the program’s recent success, it is reasonable to assume Michigan should be able to attract a strong list of candidates. Already, coaches from several Power 5 programs and NBA franchises have been linked to the opening.
However, this morning, Stadium college basketball insider Jeff Goodman reported that two accomplished head coaches would not be willing to leave their current jobs for Ann Arbor.
Those coaches are Florida’s Mike White and Notre Dame’s Mike Brey.
Two names I am told that are unlikely to leave their current spots even if Michigan were to pursue, sources told @Stadium: Notre Dame’s Mike Brey and Florida’s Mike White.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) May 15, 2019
The 60-year-old Brey has been at Notre Dame since 2000. He has taken the Fighting Irish to 12 NCAA Tournaments, including a pair of Elite Eight appearances.
White, 42, has been at Florida since 2015. He’s led the Gators to the last three NCAA Tournaments, including a trip to the Elite Eight in 2017.
Both would be strong fits for Michigan on paper, but it appears that they won’t be in reality.