After an amazing post season, and a final four appearance with the Michigan Wolverines, head coach John Beilein is here to stay. The AD at Michigan, Dave Brandon, said that Michigan and Beilein have agreed to a three year extension, that will keep him around through the 2018-19 school year. The new deal will give Beilein roughly $2.5 million a year.
Beilein had this to say following the announcement,
I am very excited to have this opportunity to coach at the University of Michigan for at least five more years. My staff and I will continue to work every day with our student-athletes to ensure they grow from this incredible educational opportunity.
The Michigan Wolverines had an impressive March Madness performance. They reached the Championship Game as a 4 seed, but lost to number 1 overall Louisville.
Michigan hired John Beilein to replace Tommy Amaker back in 2007 after he led West Virginia to a NIT title. And this past appearance in the National Championship was Michigan’s first in the last 20 years.
Dave Brandon was excited to keep Beilein around for a few more years on his existing contract, and said,
John is a tremendous ambassador of the University of Michigan and one of the most highly respected coaches in the country. He recruits outstanding young men to represent the men’s basketball program and develops them as players, students and future leaders. John has built a program that will compete for Big Ten Championships on a regular basis and make exciting NCAA tournament runs.
Beilein will have to try again next year without players like Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr., but the Wolverines are optimistic he can keep doing a great job.