Michigan hired John Beilein to coach its men’s basketball team, a person close to the Wolverines program told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the school wants Beilein to have the opportunity to inform his Mountaineer players that he’s leaving before Michigan publicly announces the hiring.
West Virginia player Darris Nichols said Beilein planned to meet with his players Tuesday.
Beilein will be introduced at a news conference on Wednesday in Ann Arbor, the person close to the program said.
Media reports linked Beilein with the Wolverines just days after he led the Mountaineers to the National Invitation Tournament championship. It will cost Michigan $2.5 million to buy out Beilein at West Virginia, plus his salary, which could run about $1 million per season in a multiyear contract.
I guess order will be restored to the universe and WVU can focus on football and the rifle team.