John Beilein left Michigan for the Cavs in what is an absolutely stunning move, and it leaves the Wolverines vulnerable in the coaching carousel season. With so many people already having taken jobs — as Jeff Goodman pointed out, Nate Oats would’ve been a great option but he just left Buffalo for Alabama — it’s tricky to think who they’ll get. Here are five knee-jerk names who could make sense:
Yaklich, an assistant on Beilein’s staff, is credited with being the ‘architect‘ in implementing their stalwart defensive system this past season. While he’s only been in the college coaching assistant ranks for six seasons, this would be the best option for Michigan if they wanted to go with a continuity hire.
Washington was given the interim head coaching tag while Beilein was out for health reasons this past season, so it stands to reason he’s another option for Michigan if they opt to go with a continuity hire from Beilein’s staff.
The Butler coach would be a relative young hire at 40 years old, and he was an assistant on Michigan’s staff from 2010-2016.