Quotes/Links from John Beilein Hiring Press Conference April 4, 2007

Submitted by snoopblue on April 8th, 2013 at 1:52 AM

To those who watched this press conference live those 5 years ago, it's refreshing to look back and read what Coach Beilein said and then just think about where the program now stands.


I'll warn you, it's long. There are some pretty funny parts to it looking back. He was unable to contact the committed recruit Alex Legion or his mother. (Hmm, wonder why?) He makes a shoutout to the alumni that reside in Indonesia. He sets the record straight on the use of the P-word. He even makes an extremely ironic reference to a quote on values from Rick Pitino's book. Ironic because we are playing his team tonight and of course we all know how much Coach Pitino values family and marriage. They must have had subs before the conference.

Also, I found a Michigan Daily article by Mark Giannatto. I didn't realize Bill Martin and John Beilein verbally agreed on a deal to come to Michigan at the 2007 Final Four in.....Atlanta. Insert sentence with a "full circle" comment here.


*Could not find the video anywhere, MGoBlue.com has been through several updates since his hiring and the press release is not even available.




April 8th, 2013 at 7:35 AM ^

I know it's been said multiple times on this board and elsewhere already, but Coach Beilein is a class act, and with him, it's not just what he says, but his actions back up his words.  He seems like a real down-to-earth guy who doesn't let his status, salary, or teams' successes go to his head.