John Beilein returns to Michigan for Senior Night, receives standing ovation from fans
It’s hard to keep John Beilein away from Crisler Center.
On Thursday night, Michigan was celebrating Senior Night as it closed out its home slate in the 2019-20 regular season against Nebraska. For Zavier Simpson and Jon Teske, it will be the final home game of their Michigan careers.
And Beilein wanted to be there to celebrate with his former players.
Beilein made the trip to Ann Arbor on Thursday night to take in the Michigan game and celebrate his former players. And when he was captured on Michigan’s jumbotron, he received a huge standing ovation from the fans at Crisler Center.
John Beilein gets a huge standing ovation as he’s shown on the video board pic.twitter.com/Mq509p60it
— Clayton Sayfie (@CSayf23) March 6, 2020
— Michigan On BTN (@MichiganOnBTN) March 6, 2020
Beilein was the head coach at Michigan from 2007-2019, leading the program to nine NCAA tournament appearances in 12 seasons. The Wolverines appeared in two Final Fours, reaching the championship game both times (2013, 2018). He was also a two-time B1G regular season champion and two-time B1G Tournament champion.
Overall, Beilein’s career record with the Wolverines was 278-150.
Following the 2018-19 season, Beilein made a surprise move in leaving the University of Michigan to take the job as the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA. However, things did not go quite as planned for Beilein in his lone season in the league, and decided to resign during the All-Star Break.
Even though his move was abrupt, Michigan sure was happy to see him back at Crisler Center on Thursday night.