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New Pistons coach: Isiah Thomas Bill Laimbeer now in mix?

New Pistons coach: Isiah Thomas Bill Laimbeer now in mix?

The Wolverines are projected as a preseason top-25 team in 2018-19, Beilein's 12th season at the helm.

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.

MI men's basketball coach John Beilein says he's staying with the Wolverines after interviewing last week for the Detroit Pistons' coaching vacancy.

Beilein interviewed with the Pistons, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press last week on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter.

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Casey met with team owner Tom Gores on Tuesday and an announcement seems imminent.

Beilein is under contract with MI through the 2020-21 season at $3.37 million annually.

Beilein is under contract with MI through the 2020-21 season, a deal that pays him $3.37 million annually, and a school spokesman said a contract extension is imminent.

When Beilein's program hit a bit of a rut, he adapted by bringing in new assistants to help shore up his team's weaknesses at the defensive end. U-M has not released any information about a potential extension, though it's clear athletic director Warde Manuel is working on one. On Wednesday morning, Beilein took to Twitter and said he loves the University of MI. They reached the national championship game but were defeated by Villanova 79-62.