John Beilein voted cleanest college coach


#1

Also, this:


A few quotes from John Beilein on leadership, coaching
#2

Wow, JB voted the cleanest coach in a landslide. Really impressive having as much success as he’s had in the way that he has. And fun to root for.


#3

Bizarre take by the author on Beilein’s fit at UM, post-scandal no less. You’d think his tidy image is exactly why he was a good fit. They were done with that down-low sh**.
“I did not love the hire at the time.
And the reason was simple: I didn’t think a by-the-book coach was a good fit at Michigan – a place that historically needs to recruit Detroit to be successful, a place that once enrolled and celebrated the Fab Five.”


#4

Bizarre? I’ve heard similar sentiments from so-called fans.

That said, I’m not surprised that a national guy still believes that Michigan needs to operate in the grey areas of recruiting to succeed, even this far removed from the Fab Five / Traylor and Bullock.


#5

How about irrational? Clueless? Lacking contextual knowledge?


#6

I don’t want to put words in someone else’s mouth, but I think the sentiment from the author was:
He felt Michigan needed to recruit Detroit to be successful
AND
He felt (still feels?) you can’t succesfully recruit Detroit w/o skirting/playing in the deep grey areas of NCAA rules

Perhaps the sentiment was more of an indictment on the Detroit prep basketball power brokers than on Beilein as a coach?

And to be honest, UM’s rise under Beilein has come by recruiting Indiana & Ohio over Detroit…so author may have been correct on Detroit recruiting but incorrect on UM’s fortunes being tied Detroit recruits?


#7

This was my take as well.

Also amazed at the margin of victory for coach. Impressed, but amazed.


#8

Well, we have heard from some members of the board that Beilein isn’t well-liked in Detroit basketball circles. Perhaps because he refuses to play by their rules.