Beilein, who twice led the Wolverines to the nationwide championship recreation, has lengthy harbored intrigue with the NBA, sources stated.
Sources advised ESPN that Beilein and former Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey met Thursday in Michigan with Pistons officers — a contingent that included new senior adviser Ed Stefanski and training search consultants Bernie Bickerstaff and Jim Lynam.
Detroit is also planning to fulfill with Miami Heat assistant Juwan Howard within the coming days, sources advised ESPN.
Beilein, who has been Michigan’s coach since 2007, earlier this month stated he and the Wolverines have been actively in talks on a contract extension that may maintain him with the varsity past the 2020-21 season.
He final acquired an extension in November 2015 that pays him $three.37 million per yr by 2020-21. He is the varsity’s all-time wins chief with a file of 248-143.
The Wolverines are coming off their second Final Four look below Beilein and a school-record 33 wins final season. Michigan misplaced 79-62 to Villanova within the title recreation in April.