Beilein staying at MI after interviewing with Pistons

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The Michigan Wolverines won't have to worry about head coach John Beilein making the jump to the National Basketball Association this season.

Beilein, 65, tweeted that he's "excited" to coach Michigan's men's basketball team "next season and in the years to come!"

Casey and Beilein are coaches with tremendous pedigrees and professional options, and neither has fully committed himself in pursuit of the Pistons opening, league sources said. A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press earlier this month Beilein interviewed with the Detroit.

The Pistons are looking to fill the hole that former coach Stan Van Gundy left after he was sacked by owner Tom Gores this spring.

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Beilein, who has been the head coach for the Wolverines since 2007, had interviewed for the same position with the Detroit Pistons.

Beilein led the Wolverines to the NCAA Tournament Championship game this past season, before falling to Villanova. MI was one of the top defensive teams in the country this past season, again falling just one game short of a national title.

This is obviously great news for the MI basketball program.

If Detroit passes on all of those options, perhaps they should consider a couple of familiar faces: former Pistons Isiah Thomas and Bill Laimbeer.

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