Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Michigan Tuesday: Coach B In Final 3

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Coach John Beilein and his Michigan Basketball program is no stranger to the Final 4 these days.   Today, he finds himself in a reported 3 man race for the Pistons head coaching role.   The top 2 candidates seems to be current NBA Coach of the Year Dwyane Casey and Coach B with the third being San Antonio Spurs assistant Ime Udoka.  All 3 are expected to meet with Pistons owner Tom Gores this week. 

With this news, the probability of Coach B leaving for the Pistons and the NBA seems to grow by the minute.   AD Warde Manuel must not be sleeping very well as there doesn't seem to be a clear replacement if Coach B jumps.   Warde did a good job hiring a hockey coach to replace Red but this will be his toughest hire yet if he has to replace Beilein.

At the end of the day, I still think Coach B would elect to stay, but there is clear interest on both sides and this could very well happen. 

  • When asked on Sunday about RB depth, Jimmy called out expected co-starters Chris Evans and Karon Higdon.  He also mentioned walk-on Tru Wilson as doing well.   A player he didn't mention was Kareem Walker which of course leads to plenty of transfer speculation. 

  • An under the radar player to keep an eye on is River Rouge DE Ruke Orhorhoro.  He is a 6'5 and 250 pounds and has only been playing football for a year after moving over from basketball.  He currently has some nice offers that include Michigan and Clemson.   Ruke was at the Best of the Midwest at Grand Valley this weekend.

  • Big Mo Wagner worked out for the Lakers on Sunday.

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