Their high school coaches and AAU coaches have probably a better appreciation of Michigan than maybe they had before," Beilein said. "It's a tough balance right now. Tim Hardaway and Trey Burke weren't really high-profile players, nor was Darius Morris, and all were high-profile players. "We're still looking at 'who is the best fit.' "
“It really got the monkey off our back,” Michigan coach Red Berenson said Monday. “We couldn’t seem to win. 1996 got that behind us. It was so good for our program because it had been a long time since a team won a national championship even though we had good teams. That was huge. That was not only for that team but for all the former players.”