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New Update On The Pistons' Pursuit Of Michigan Coach John Beilein

Head coach John Beilein of the Michigan Wolverines looks on during practice before the 2018 Men's NCAA Final Four.

SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 30: Head coach John Beilein of the Michigan Wolverines looks on during practice before the 2018 Men's NCAA Final Four at the Alamodome on March 30, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The Detroit Pistons are pursuing Michigan men's basketball coach John Beilein for their coaching vacancy. Here's the latest on the pursuit.

ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported late on Monday night that Beilein appears to be one of three finalists for the job. There is significant interest on both sides.

From ESPN.com:

The Pistons are planning to advance the three candidates to meet with owner Tom Gores, sources said.

All three coaches met with Detroit's front office recently.

Casey and Beilein are coaches with tremendous pedigrees and professional options, and neither has fully committed himself in pursuit of the Pistons opening, league sources said.

Beilein has turned down NBA overtures in the past, and college coaches can stay only so long in process that is playing out in the public eye.

The Athletic reported on Sunday that Beilein is indeed interested in the job. This is not just a play for more money from Michigan.

“1) This ain’t about John Beilein leveraging for more money. 2) The Pistons are quite serious about Beilein 3) This could actually happen,” says The Athletic.

It seems like this could actually happen. Stay tuned.