The Detroit Pistons have interviewed Michigan Wolverines basketball head coach John Beilein for their vacant head coaching job. Beilein interviewed for the job on Thursday, one day after the Wolverines netted a Top 35 recruit in the nation.
The news was first reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Beilein has served as the head coach of Michigan since 2007. He's posted a 248-143 record, including two Final 4 berths. Michigan has won the Big Ten Tournament the last two years. Beilein's interview could be a ploy to get a bigger contract from the Wolverines.
Beilein would be a rather surprising hire, given he's already 65 years old with no NBA coaching experience. He's served as a college coach for his entire tenure. Richmond and West Virginia were his stops before Michigan.
The Pistons have cast a wide net in their coaching search. They've interviewed or have reported interest in former Raptors head coach Dwane Casey, TNT analyst Kenny "The Jet" Smith and assistant coaches in Jay Larranaga, Juwan Howard and Ime Udoka.
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