CLOSE Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel 'surprised' by John Beilein's departure to Cleveland Cavaliers, May 13, 2019.
Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press ROSEMONT, Ill. — Last spring, Warde Manuel told reporters here at Big Ten headquarters that he wanted John Beilein to be Michigan's basketball coach until the day Beilein retired.
And that means Manuel's search is on for Michigan's next basketball coach.
Michigan head coach John Beilein, left, celebrates with Michigan forward Moritz Wagner (13) after Michigan defeated Purdue 75-66 to win the NCAA Big Ten Conference tournament championship college basketball game, Sunday, March 4, 2018, in New York.
"I think John has really established us as a top-ten program year in and year out for the last three to four years, so I look forward trying to get somebody in here who can help to continue that level of success," Manuel said.