John Beilein Staying at MI

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The University of MI men's basketball coach announced his plans to return to Ann Arbor for the 2018-19 season, and many seasons after that.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN also confirmed that Dwane Casey met with the Pistons on Tuesday, and that Beilein was indeed pulling his name out of consideration. Let's go hang some more banners at "THE GREATEST UNIVERSITY IN THE WORLD", Beilein tweeted just after noon on Wednesday. Back in May, Beilein told the Detroit Free Press that it was close to getting done.

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This spring, Beilein guided MI to the national championship game, where his club lost 79-62 to Villanova.

Beilein was reported to be one of three finalists for the Detroit Pistons job.

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The Wolverines are coming off their second Final Four appearance under Beilein and a school-record 33 wins last season.

Casey has been considered the favorite to take over for Stan Van Gundy in Detroit.

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"We are thrilled that John Beilein will be our coach now and into the future". Beilein, who is from Burt, New York, also made Division I stops at Canisius, Richmond and West Virginia before moving to MI. They reached the national championship game but were defeated by Villanova 79-62.

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