Jerry Dunn to Take Indefinite Leave of Absence

Dylan Burkhardt
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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.

Press Release:

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.

  • Steve Urkel

    Did I do that?

  • Dirtgrain

    I wish the best for these guys: Dunn, Cronin, and even Legion.

    One funny thing: Legion called it a “career.” Ha.

  • Jeremy

    What about calling up Jalen Rose to be an assistant and help with recruiting!!!

  • MattM

    Wow. I love that idea.

  • Jimmy

    Great concept and I know Jalen has shown interest in coaching at some point…BUT I seriously doubt he would be interested in joining the program as an assistant when U of M still won’t recognize the Fab Five as a whole. Plus he has a very comfortable job working for ESPN. Maybe 10 years down the road.

  • Benjamin

    Who is consulting Alex Legion? Yeeeessshhh…wtf is he thinking.

  • V.O.R.

    Anyone know what’s going on with Alex Legion???

  • Drew

    How about Marquette about to take down West Virginia on the road. Sure would make our loss look a lot better.

  • Drew

    Wow incredible shot by Butler, not even really a smart one for that matter. Good thing I jinxed the upset

  • Yeah… Thanks for jinxing it… Would have been a nice RPI boost (ha).

  • Drew

    Haha yea we need all the help we can get on the RPI. I used to think a 5 point lead with a minute left was usually a safe bet for victory, but I feel like free throw shooting has fallen off the face of the Earth in the college game. Seton Hall blew it at the line Saturday against West Va.

  • maxwell’s demon

    Purdue – WVU game should be a treat

  • Drew

    Dylan,
    Are we going to get an IU preview in the next couple hours? I need something to kill time here at work.

  • Kenny

    Best wishes to Coach Dunn. Getting Jalen on board would be great, but somewhat in the hands of new AC.

  • JimC

    Hate to lose coach Dunn, even for a while. It was a luxury to have a former B10 head coach on our bench.

  • MR

    Jalen Rose should seriously be considered as a head coach prospect at UM! He would have a tremendous impact on the program on all levels.

  • Thanks for sharing the link – but unfortunately it seems to be down? Will anybody have a mirror or another source?

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