The Pistons’ coaching hunt continues to take intriguing turns, and a latest fold positively qualifies.
Michigan manager John Beilein interviewed for a pursuit this week, ESPN reported Friday, citing joining sources.
Beilein is entrance off a outing to a NCAA championship diversion and has spent a final 40 years as a conduct manager during a accumulation of colleges. While he has prolonged been among a many reputable coaches in a game, dating to his time during West Virginia and Richmond, a burst to a NBA would be utterly a pierce for a 65-year-old.
That said, a Pistons apparently are vigilant on casting a far-reaching net as they reinstate Stan Van Gundy, who was dismissed final month after 4 seasons.
Among a other reported possibilities are apparent choices, like recently dismissed Raptors manager Dwane Casey, and some-more artistic options like radio researcher Kenny Smith, who has no prior coaching experience. Beilein isn’t a usually claimant with Wolverines ties; former Fab Five member and stream Heat partner Juwan Howard also is reportedly in a mix.
If zero else, Beilein’s pierce positively won’t harm in his ongoing agreement talks with Michigan. He is now sealed by a 2020-21 deteriorate during $3.37 million per year, though pronounced final month he and jaunty executive Warde Manuel were intent in talks about an extension.