Peition to Name the Crisler Hardwood after John Beilein

Submitted by Shakespeare on March 4th, 2018 at 6:49 PM

Now seems like a good time to bring my petition back... Can we just go ahead and do it now? "John Beilein Court at Crisler Center." He's the best basketball coach in our program's history and epitomizes everything that's great about our university. 

https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/john-beilein-court#.Wl-kg1_i_oA.fac…

NAME THE COURT AFTER THIS MAN. SUBS FOR ALL. 

Comments

JWG Wolverine

March 4th, 2018 at 6:55 PM ^

I think we wait until he's done with his career. It would be a good way to commemorate that. I just feel awkward doing it when he is the current coach.

I think he would feel the same about it himself, too.

XiX

March 4th, 2018 at 6:57 PM ^

And when that day comes it'll be well deserved. Personally, I'm going to enjoy what Coach B and the team are doing now.

I'll give you credit for consistency, though.

PaulWall

March 4th, 2018 at 6:57 PM ^

after so many years of irrelevance in basketball, it's nice to see what coach has been able to do. honestly, I was skeptical at first. what a fool I was. not only is he such a fantastic coach, he is a fantastic human being. what a great leader of men. congrats coach, what a remarkable tenure you've had. and, it's nice to not worry about the fbi!

Shakespeare

March 4th, 2018 at 7:00 PM ^

And people said he hadn't "earned it" quite yet. I don't think winning this B1G title necessarily moves the needle super significantly in that respect, but I feel like his consistent outperforming of expectations (and talent), as well as the man he is off the court and amongst the community is far and away enough to have earned the honor. He's a great coach and a better human being. But also a really great coach.

kehnonymous

March 4th, 2018 at 7:01 PM ^

Only arguement against this is that it's gonna be awkward having Beilein's name imprinted both on the Crisler Center hardwood and the Breslin Center's deed of ownership

Andy213

March 4th, 2018 at 7:01 PM ^

I was a teenager through the fab five and years of darkness afterwards so to me this is amazing.  He deserves one if not several of the suggestions that have been stated. After he decides to hang it up, kinda feels weird to rename the court or erect a statue while the man is still coaching hopefully we have many more years of success and celebration . 

blueblueblue

March 4th, 2018 at 8:45 PM ^

You want to honor the man so much but,  in your overzealousness, you potentially shortchange him on two fronts:

First, what if he eventually deserves more? Give him a chance to earn a bigger honor. Naming the court after him now would preclude something bigger later. 

Second, why would you want to rob the guy of a huge meaninfgul ceremony after he retires? Let him celebrate winning tourneys now; save the monuments for later. Dont rob him of that later in life. 

Naked Bootlegger

March 4th, 2018 at 9:35 PM ^

So glad we didn't overreact and name the court after Ellerbe's inaugural season and Big Ten tourney championship.

I love JB to death.   I'm totally fine with bestowing a significant honor in his name.