You can follow all of my Michigan Football and Basketball posts by subscribing to my author feed. John Beilein announced an overhaul to his coaching staff. Assistants Jerry Dunn and John Mahoney are leaving the program to pursue other opportunities. Jerry Meyer, who had filled in last year during Dunn’s leave of absence and remained on the staff after Dunn returned, will fill one of the vacancies.
Meyer and Mike Jackson will serve as assistant coaches and Beilein has one more spot to fill on his coaching staff. “I have a clear vision of where I want this program to go and how I would like to complete my coaching staff,” said Beilein. “I see this change as a unique opportunity to add another highly qualified individual to our Michigan Basketball program.”
The change to the coaching staff continues the facelift that Michigan Basketball is undergoing. Next year’s team will be drastically different than what we have seen the last three years. Gone are stalwarts DeShawn Sims and Manny Harris along with 2 longtime assistant coaches.
Michigan will have a very young roster that will have exactly zero seniors on it. That means the incoming freshmen class will have a tremendous opportunity to make an immediate impact.
The grizzled veterans of the team will be juniors Zack Novak, Stu Douglass, and Laval Lucas-Perry.
Michigan is holding their annual team banquet on Monday night. I will have another report after that event, hopefully with some good information on the future of the team.