Lot’s of bad news today as the hits keep coming. The latest is that Michigan assistant coach Jerry Dunn will be taking an indefinite leave of absence due to family matters. Mike Rothstein broke the news on Twitter this afternoon.
This is obviously a tough blow, as you never want to lose one of your coaches in the middle of the season. Jerry Dunn was the associate head coach and his voice was obviously valued by John Beilein. This is one less body on the road recruiting (although Dunn was not regarded as the top recruiter on the staff) and also one less body in practice.
This isn’t the way that Michigan wants to enter the conference season and they will certainly have plenty on their plate heading into Thursday’s game at Indiana. If you want some news to lighten the mood, Alex Legion is transferring… again.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — University of Michigan men’s basketball coach John Beilein announced today (Tuesday, Dec. 29) Associate Head Coach Jerry Dunn will take an indefinite leave of absence from the Wolverine program due to personal family matters.
“Presently, I have family matters that need my immediate attention,” said Dunn. “Coach Beilein and the University have been gracious enough to allow me the time needed to do so.”
“I fully support Jerry as he continues to focus on his family at this time,” said Beilein. “We will be there and ready to assist as needed now and when he is ready to return.”
Administrative Specialist Jeff Meyer will assume Dunn’s duties during his absence from the program.