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Michigan’s John Beilein to coach at least six more years

2013 NBA Draft

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27: John Beilein, head coach of the Michigan Wolverines Men’s Basketball team, reacts after Tim Hardaway Jr. of Michigan was drafted #24 overall in the first round by the New York Knicks during the 2013 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 27, 2013 in in the Brooklyn Bourough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

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John Beilein was reported with a contract extension from the University of Michigan last Wednesday, but Tuesday afternoon, Beilein addressed the topic, and even gave a timetable for his retirement.

“My plan was to at least coach six more years,” Beilein told reporters in Ann Arbor during a press conference. “So that the 2015 class, that’s the class we’re recruiting now -- along with the 2014’s -- I wanted to coach all those guys.

“That was sort of the plan we put in mind. Obviously you had to dot some ‘I’s’ and cross some ‘T’s’ and there was no rush, but I was really pleased we were able to work it out.”

Beilein and Michigan agreed to a three-year extension. He will make $2.45 million over the next six years. As far’s Nick Baumgardner points out, this is a major boost from the initial deal Newfane High School (N.Y.) gave him when he first began coaching in 1975. Beilein’s new contract runs out in 2019.

“I had to think about (the end of my career when the deal was being finalized),” Beilein said. “Because Dave (Brandon) was very outgoing in saying ‘coach, I want you to be our coach, how long would you like to do this?’ ... I thought (six years) was a fair amount for recruiting and stability and to remain focused on the job and not think about retirement.

“After two or three more years, I’ll look at it again.”

After a run to the championship game and producing two first-round draft picks, the Wolverines are in a good position for another strong campaign in 2013-2014. Beilein returns Mitch McGary, Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III and Caris LaVert and add one five-star recruit and two four-star prospects for next season.

In six seasons at Michigan, Beilein holds a 122-85 record.

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