John Beilein

John Beilein is the head coach of the University of Michigan Men’s Basketball Team. Beilein has been the head coach since 2007 and has led Michigan to two Big Ten Championships and a Final Four appearance.

John Beilein recaps shorthanded win over Cornhuskers
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Beilein: “Guys stepped up all over the place” in win over Nebraska

Even without Derrick Walton, Mark Donnal or Caris LeVert, the Michigan basketball team managed to grind out a 58-44 win over Nebraska on Tuesday night. After the victory, John Beilein spoke about Walton’s injury, which may be serious enough to sideline him against Michigan State. He also commended Zak Irvin for his rebounding and assist numbers and compared Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman to a 1970s NBA player.

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Video: John Beilein, Max Bielfeldt preview Nebraska
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Video: John Beilein, Max Bielfeldt preview Nebraska

On Tuesday, the Michigan basketball team hosts Nebraska, one of the best defensive teams in the Big Ten. John Beilein and Max Bielfeldt met with media Monday afternoon to break down the matchup. Beilein said the Wolverines are “banged up” in a way that could require a change to the starting lineup, though the coach didn’t specify who was hurt or if there were any new injuries. Meanwhile, Bielfeldt spoke about his increase in playing time and the national attention on his calves.

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John Beilein recaps loss to Wisconsin
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Video & Quotes: John Beilein says ‘none of us should be happy’ after Wisconsin loss

On Friday, John Beilein said he hoped Michigan would “hang in there” against Wisconsin to hopefully have a chance to win late. The coach got what he wanted: The Wolverines forced overtime on a three-pointer by Derrick Walton.

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Video: John Beilein, Andrew Dakich and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman preview Wisconsin
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Video: John Beilein, Andrew Dakich and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman preview Wisconsin

John Beilein, Andrew Dakich and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman met with media Friday to preview Michigan’s contest against Wisconsin, which will be televised nationally as part of ESPN’s College GameDay on Saturday night. Beilein discussed the challenges of defending Frank Kaminsky and the Badgers, while Dakich spoke on the decision to burn his redshirt and Abdur-Rahkman talked about his personal improvements.

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John Beilein Press Conference -- 1/20/15 at Rutgers
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Video & Quotes: John Beilein recaps morale-boosting win at Rutgers

Michigan coach John Beilein met with media in Piscataway, New Jersey following his team’s 54-50 win over Rutgers on Tuesday night. The coach spoke about the Wolverines’ patchwork first-half rotation, burning Andrew Dakich’s redshirt, Zak Irvin’s foul trouble and the importance of eking out the win.

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John Beilein recaps slim win over Northwestern
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Video & Quotes: John Beilein praises Abdur-Rahkman, provides injury updates

The Michigan basketball team survived Northwestern, 56-54, on Saturday night at the Crisler Center. John Beilein praised Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman for filling in nicely as a starter, discussed what the Wolverines did to slow down Alex Olah and spoke on ailments to Zak Irvin and Caris LeVert.

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Purdue 64, Michigan 51-21
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Notebook: John Beilein says shooting turnaround ‘not going to happen overnight’

For much of the season, John Beilein has talked the importance of “outliers” and strong performances off the bench. With a chance at an important bounce-back victory on Saturday night, Beilein plans to sit down with players he expects can be outliers against Northwestern.

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Michigan 73, Illinois 65 (OT) -30
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Video: John Beilein, Aubrey Dawkins and Mark Donnal preview Northwestern

The Michigan basketball team hopes to defend home court Saturday night when Northwestern visits the Crisler Center. John Beilein, Aubrey Dawkins and Mark Donnal met with media Friday afternoon to preview the game against the Wildcats. Beilein spoke about his team’s ‘dreadful’ assist numbers and the need to improve, while Dawkins and Donnal discussed their roles off the bench and how they’ve improved this year.

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John Beilein discusses effort, foul trouble during loss to Ohio State
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Video: After Ohio State loss, John Beilein says ‘nobody was very good today’

The Michigan basketball team didn’t play well Tuesday night, and John Beilein didn’t try to hide it. After the Wolverines fell to Ohio State, 71-52, Beilein said “nobody was very good today.” Watch Beilein’s postgame press conference and read select quotes after the jump.

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John Beilein previews Ohio State
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Video: John Beilein, Caris LeVert and Spike Albrecht preview Ohio State

The Michigan basketball team faces a major conference road test Tuesday night when it meets Ohio State in Columbus. John Beilein, Caris LeVert and Spike Albrecht met with media Monday to preview the rivalry matchup. Beilein said the most difficult part of playing the Buckeyes is dealing with their solid individual defenders, LeVert discussed how the Wolverines can stop D’Angelo Russell and Albrecht spoke on how much the team has grown since the blowout loss to Arizona.

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John Beilein recaps comeback win over Minnesota
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Video & Quotes: John Beilein recaps comeback win over Minnesota

John Beilein expressed excitement and concern following the Michigan basketball team’s 62-57 win over Minnesota on Saturday afternoon. While the coach thought Spike Albrecht and Derrick Walton made crucial plays down the stretch, Beilein was disappointed in his team’s transition game and said the Wolverines will continue to ‘shoot ourselves in the foot’ in the future if they keep falling behind.

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John Beilein previews Minnesota, discusses favorite Seinfeld episode
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Video: John Beilein, Caris LeVert and Spike Albrecht preview Minnesota

John Beilein met with media Friday afternoon to preview Michigan’s game against Minnesota. The Wolverine coach discussed the Gophers’ inside presence, cutting down minutes for the starters and more, while Spike Albrecht and Caris LeVert spoke on the health of the backcourt.

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