I think he definitely was offered the job and turned them down. I don't think he was the only one who has turned down the job either. It's hard to pull coaches away from good situations and it being June has only exasperated that. Who knows who it will end up being. Holtmann from Butler and Williams from VT would be solid picks, but would they leave their current jobs? They might end up with Chris Jent.
Just a friendly reminder when Beilein does retire in 5 years or whatever it is, that we won't have it so easy to just pick whoever the great name at that time is.