Mike Lantry, 1972
Yahoo Article on Beilein's climb from Erie Community College to the Final Four
Thanks for posting : )
And one of my favorite lines:
"For Beilein, there is a value in the process, not just the result."
That's the Michigan difference.
Man alive, JB has paid his dues. Great man and great coach.
But I never realized that he has never been an assistant coach at all of his stops. He's always been a head coach. I sure wish announcers would tell me useful nuggets of info like this. (/S).
You clearly need to watch more basketball, because they mention it quite often.
Dude he even put the sarcasm sign in there for you.
On the contrary, I watch too much UM basketball. Your sarcarsm meter is clearly off-kilter. I have a running bet with my wife - and loyal game watching companion - each game about how long it takes for an announcer to wow us with deep insider information about JB never being an assistant coach. I love JB, and it is impressive that he has always been a head coach. But I'm just sick of hearing it dragged out every freakin' game. It's a convenient story line that fills in a few on-air seconds, so I guess it's low-hanging fruit that every TV announcing crew pounces on. I would rather listen to the UM radio broadcast each game rather than the network announcers, but I'm not local any longer...and the damn streaming UM radio feed is usually way out of sync with the TV broadcast. Sigh.
i fucking love john god damn beilein
He would be one of the last people to want you to use those words.
I love coach B for the same reasons I love coach Hoke. They are no frills no nonsense hard working guys that aren't like a lot if those smug snake oil type coaches that seem to be all about them. They are also good teachers; and that's important. They don't go batshit crazy when things go wrong, they teach the guys right there on the spot.
Exactly, they are player's coaches. Because though wins are very important to fans it is first and foremost about the student athletes and both men are great leaders of young men.
Things we'll hear all week...Dominant 2-3 Zone, Long, Athletic, Beilein 0-9 against Boheim.
Won't hear much about the offensive struggles of this Syracuse team. The droughts they've had the past few games. Their defense is good, no doubt, but JB is elite in his offensive game plans and has never had a team like this against the Orange. I think the key to this game is turning MCW over. That Albrecht steal on the inbounds? That was definitely film work paying dividends. Mitch can get some steals on the lazy entry passes to Christmas. If you press sporadically throughout the game and force Triche to bring the ball up, it really stagnates an already stagnated offensive team. Southerland scares me though - he's a beast.
Boeheim's record against Beilein reminds me of Bill Self's record against Michigan . . . what was that again?
Yes, Syracuse hasn't been lights out offensively, but their defense has been extremely dominant. The key IMO is getting ahead early, if Michigan takes command of the game early like they did against Florida, they'll be tough to beat.
That was a good read. I don't like putting individuals on a pedestal because they can only disappoint you from there but we could not ask for a better guy to lead our program.
I hate to ask because I'm trying to enjoy the moment...but now 60, how many more years do you think we'll get to enjoy having him around here?
Well, every coach is different, but there are some high-profile guys going on strong who are older than him. Boeheim is 68, Coach K is 66 and Bo Ryan is 65. Beilein seems to have a youthful energy for his age and I definitely feel like he can give us another 7-8 years.
If Coach Beilein resigns tomorrow, he still should get a statue at Crisler. Coach K and Pitino will have more wins and titles when they retire and I would still take Beilein over them any day of the week because of the person he is.
Very good story. The man works hard and does his own work too. I liked how he still cuts his own game film, and his own lawn too.
"He is just a guy who really benefitted from sweat equity. He is a guy who has coached at every level and, regardless of the roster he had, he maximized it. Every stop. Here at Michigan, it's just more of the same." - Bacari Alexander, discussing John Beilein
I saw this quote and thought that this was a good way to describe what we've seen in the Beilein era here at Michigan. We we look at the team he took over versus what and where it is now, as well as the facilities and the personnel, you can see the mark of someone who has worked hard as an advocate for the program.
Along with that, in my view, he really has done the best with what he has had, every year, and like the article mentions, he sees the value in the journey, so rolling all these lessons over 35 years of coaching into maximizing talent, combined with the amount a school like Michigan can invest in its basketball facilities, eventually allow for a rather nice house (and team), if you will, built with "sweat equity".
There are 10 commas in your last sentence. That is subs-level crazy.
I do like Beilein's sweat equity, and find that it's intersting that his son is starting via that "sweat equity" mindset at West Virginia Wesleyan.
With a Slight Edge mindset. I love Coach Beilein.