The Detroit Free Press has confirmed that Michigan head basketball coach John Beilein has met with the Detroit Pistons at least twice regarding their vacant head coaching position. According to the report, “the Pistons’ process with Beilein started with an introductory meeting with the ownership group in L.A.” The meeting apparently took place within the past two weeks, with at least one other meeting happening in that time as well.
Beilein is 248-143 in his 11 seasons as the head coach at Michigan. He holds a 724-418 career mark as a head coach with DI stops at West Virginia, Richmond, and Canisius. According to USA TODAY, he currently makes $3,370,000 per season at Michigan.
Other reported candidates are; former Raptors head coach Dwayne Casey, NBA Analyst Kenny Smith, Heat assistant Juwan Howard, Raptors assistant Nick Nurse, and Spurs assistant Ime Udoka.
More on this story as it develops.