The news was a surprise for Wilson, Michigan basketball's top signee in the class of 2019.
In the immediate aftermath of Monday's news, Wilson heard from Michigan's staff — assistant coaches Luke Yaklich, Saddi Washington and DeAndre Haynes.
[ Mitch Albom: John Beilein unafraid to follow his dream ] Wilson, a 6-foot-8, 215-pound small forward, also reached out to Cole Bajema, his fellow signee in the class of 2019.
As for what qualities Wilson would look for in his new head coach, he said he wants someone like the coach that recruited him to Michigan in the first place.
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