John Beilein signs rollover extension, set to coach Michigan until at least 2023
Michigan basketball announced Wednesday morning that the program has extended its head coach, John Beilein, to a rollover deal expiring in 2022-2023.
The deal comes following the most eventful year in Michigan hoops in some time. The Wolverines lost in the National Championship to Villanova in April. Following the strong season, Beilein garnered interest from the NBA, including an interview with the nearby Detroit Pistons.
Ultimately, the Pistons went with Dwane Casey and Beilein stayed at Michigan. Beilein announced his plans to stick around just two days before Casey was announced as the Pistons’ hire.
Around a month later, Beilein and Michigan extended their relationship until at least 2022-2023.
Here’s an excerpt from the University’s press release explaining the deal.
University of Michigan Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics Warde Manuel announced Wednesday (July 18) that he and the David and Meredith Kaplan Men’s Basketball Head Coach John Beilein have reached an agreement for a contract extension through the 2022-23 season.
Additionally, the newly inked five-year rollover deal automatically extends one additional year and repeats each year until either Beilein, or U-M, has given proper notice that the renewal will not be exercised by mid-April.
To put it simply: Beilein is set to be Michigan’s basketball coach until he’s ready to call it quits.
The 📑 extension is ✍!@JohnBeilein inks new, rolling five-year deal allowing him with coach 〽️🏀 for a long, long time!
And we couldn't be happier!
— Michigan Men's Basketball (@umichbball) July 18, 2018
Here’s what the Wolverines head man had to say in the release.
“I am grateful for the opportunity the University of Michigan has given to me over the past 11 years,” said Beilein. “Kathleen and I love Ann Arbor, our University, our fans and the state of Michigan. We will continue to work very hard in the future to have our basketball team reflect the greatness of this University. I thank Mark Schlissel and Warde Manuel for their faith and commitment to our coaching staff and basketball program. The future of men’s basketball is bright and I am excited to be a part of it.”
The Wolverines are coming off one of the program’s best seasons in its history. Despite a loss in the National Final, the Wolverines compiled a program-record 33 wins, along with a second-straight Big Ten Tournament Championship.
Beilein’s racked up 248 wins in his 11 years at Michigan, the most by any head coach in program history.
Former Michigan forward Moe Wagner was selected in the first-round of this year’s NBA Draft. Wagner was the 12th Wolverine to reach the NBA under Beilein. While in Ann Arbor, he’s produced nine NBA Draft selections with seven first-round picks.
Michigan’s season tips off on Nov. 6, hosting Norfolk State at home. On Nov. 14, the Wolverines will get another shot at the team that ended its triumphant season, as they travel to Villanova for a National Championship rematch.