After interviewing to potentially become the head coach of the NBA's Detroit Pistons, John Beilein will be staying in Ann Arbor after all.
Michigan's basketball coach indicated Wednesday on Twitter that he will be back to coach the Wolverines this upcoming season.
I love the University of Michigan and I am excited about coaching our Mens Basketball Team next season and in the years to come ! Lets go hang some more banners at THE GREATEST UNIVERSITY IN THE WORLD #GoBlue— John Beilein (@JohnBeilein) June 6, 2018
According to The Athletic's Brendan Quinn, Beilein and Michigan have "nearly finalized" a two-year contract extension with a rolling option, making his contract five years in total, that will pay him just under $4 million per year.
Beilein is set to enter his 12th season as Michigan's head coach. The Wolverines are coming off an appearance in the NCAA Tournament national championship game – their second such appearance in six years – and have won back-to-back Big Ten Tournament titles.
With Beilein staying in Ann Arbor and Ohio State coming off an excellent first season under Chris Holtmann, the hardwood edition of the rivalry between the Buckeyes and Wolverines appears poised to remain competitive for years to come.