John Beilein was voted by his peers as the cleanest coach in college basketball.
At Michigan, he won Big Ten regular season and tournament championships, made two trips to the national championship game and annually developed under-recruited prospects into potential NBA players.
All that earned him a look from the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers. Nothing seems broken in Ann Arbor.
Unless you ask ESPN’s Jay Williams.
That’s an airball from one of ESPN’s top college basketball analysts.
Beilein exits Michigan as the program’s all-time winningest coach. Not sure there’s a better “culture” than that.
And while Howard -- a former Fab Five star now an assistant with the Miami Heat -- is on folks’ list of potential replacements, it’d seem like someone with no head coaching experience might want to actually keep that kind of momentum going.