Earlier this week, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Michigan men's basketball coach John Beilein interviewed for the Detroit Pistons for their coaching vacancy. Here's the latest on what's going on.
At the time of Wojnarowski's report, most felt that Beilein would be a great fit in the NBA, but thought he was likely just interviewing to get a raise from Michigan and more money for his assistant coaches.
The Athletic's Brendan F. Quinn has an update on Beilein's interest in the NBA head coaching job. It does not appear that Beilein is only interviewing for the job to get some more cash from the Wolverines.
"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 Quinn.
His full update can be seen below:
Beilein, 65, has been at Michigan since 2007. During that time, he's been one of the best coaches in college basketball.
The Wolverines have twice made the national title game under his tutelage, most recently this past April. They've also won two Big Ten regular season titles and two conference tournaments in that time period.
Losing Beilein would be a massive blow to Michigan's program. Stay tuned for more updates.