Report: John Beilein not a candidate for Wake Forest job
With John Beilein out of the NBA and Wake Forest deciding to part ways with former head coach Danny Manning, there appeared to be the potential for the Demon Deacons to land the former Michigan leader.
However, according to a report from Evan Daniels of 247Sports, Beilein is not being considered a candidate for the job at this time. Wake Forest has been considering five candidates for the vacancy, none of which are Beilein.
On the surface, it appeared to be a great fit for both parties. Beilein took a shot at the NBA with the Cleveland Cavaliers but decided to step down midway through the year after struggling to adjust to the professional ranks. With Wake Forest struggling on the court so much recently, the proven college head coach could’ve potentially turned the program around.
In 12 seasons at Michigan, Beilein registered 278 wins and took the Wolverines to nine NCAA Tournaments. His teams reached the national championship game twice during his time in Ann Arbor.
Wake Forest has appeared in the NCAA Tournament just three times in the last 15 seasons and has won just one game in that time. The Demon Deacons have been on the positive side of the .500 mark just five times in that span.
Under Manning, Wake Forest was 78-111 with a 30-80 record in ACC play. The Deacons made the NCAA Tournament only once, with that appearance in 2017.