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NCAA: Michigan Wolverines Lock Up John Beilein Through 2018-19
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NCAA: Michigan Wolverines Lock Up John Beilein Through 2018-19

Jul 18 2013, 9:14pm CDT | by

The University of Michigan and head basketball coach John Beilein agreed to a three-year contract extension worth $7.3 million on Wednesday.

The University of Michigan and head basketball coach John Beilein agreed to a three-year extension worth $7.3 million.  The Detroit News' Rod Beard writes the extension would give Beilein to build...

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NCAA: Michigan Wolverines Lock Up John Beilein Through 2018-19

Jul 18 2013, 9:14pm CDT | by

The University of Michigan and head basketball coach John Beilein agreed to a three-year contract extension worth $7.3 million on Wednesday.

The University of Michigan and head basketball coach John Beilein agreed to a three-year extension worth $7.3 million. 

The Detroit News' Rod Beard writes the extension would give Beilein to build on his recent success with the team after the Michigan Wolverines played in the NCAA title game for the first time in 20 years. Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press also notes Beilein's annual compensation will go up to $2.45 million annually, up from $1.8 million in 2012. 

USA Today Sports' Mark Snyder says Beilein's new deal would rank him ninth nationally. He is also the second-highest paid Michigan coach behind football mentor Brady Hoke, who makes $2.7 million annually.  

Beilein was very excited about the opportunity, stressing the goal will be to compete for a Big Ten championship every year. 

"I am very excited to have this opportunity to coach at the University of Michigan for at least five more years. I am grateful that President (Mary Sue) Coleman and (athletic director) Dave Brandon are pleased with the direction of our program and have extended this offer of agreement.

"My staff and I will continue to work every day with our student-athletes to ensure they grow from this incredible educational opportunity. At the same time, competing for a Big Ten championship will be the goal each and every year."

Brandon reiterated Beilein's raise is not based solely on the team's on-court performance, but also on how the head coach has helped his players academically. 

"John Beilein is receiving a significant increase in his compensation based on his performance. Performance is not Final Four appearances, it's not just competing for Big Ten championships. It's equally as important that he's recruiting the right kinds of kids and doing a great job in the classroom. This is a big stage, our expectations are very high and we shouldn't have those expectations if we're not willing to pay our coaches competitively and fairly. And that's exactly what we're doing with John Beilein."

The 60-year-old Beilein has come a long way since he started coaching basketball at the community college level 35 years ago. Snyder points out the extension was never in doubt given his performance in six years calling the shots for the Wolverines. He also adds Beilein was never inclined to seek opportunities elsewhere since he came to Ann Arbor. 

He has compiled a 673-403 overall record. As Michigan Wolverines head coach, he is 122-85. 

 
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Michigan Basketball: Wolverines with the Most to Prove in 2014-15

Oct 23 2014 9:55am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

In essence, John Beilein’s entire team at Michigan has a lot to prove this season.  And it has a few holes to plug. The Wolverines just lost stars Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III to the NBA—so there goes roughly 30 points, a couple of blocks and steals, about seven assists and 73 manpower-minutes of production per game. Dealing with those types of losses isn’t easy for any coach—not even Beilein, who is one of the game’s best. However, the ...
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Navigating out of a downward spiral is tricky business. Michigan football has endured them before, most recently during the forlorn Rich Rodriguez era of 2008-2010; for the record, Rich Rod went 2-1 against Notre Dame (but just 0-1 against Toledo, at The Big House, no less). Three down years is about all you get in Ann Arbor, and Brady Hoke is in the advent of his third after the listless goose egg Team 135 put up in South Bend. Perhaps Hoke wa ...
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Pinpointing Michigan State's potential is always difficult. The same should be true for the 2014-15 Spartans, who have enough talent to win the Big Ten but lack a certain appeal that makes it easy to predict them as league champions. Why? That’s easy: Michigan State often throws a curveball to the world of college hoops. In years past, “down” teams have made it to the Final Four, whereas favorites have sometimes fallen short of expectations. Flip a coin, pick a number out of a hat or ph ...
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