Rumor Debunked: Marist Basketball will not hire Patrick Beilein as Head Coach

Submitted by Bambi on March 26th, 2018 at 11:10 AM

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I pur rumor because I'm not sure how reliable this source is, but if true congrats to Coach Beilein! Awesome to see him rise in the ranks and get his first D1 job after his great year at LeMoyne this year. He follows in his dad's footsteps, going from LeMoyne to his first D1 job at a small school in NY.

Edit: https://twitter.com/BFQuinn?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctw…

Tweet from Brendan Quinn debunking the rumor. Thanks to Shop Smart Shop for the heads up

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Whole Milk

March 26th, 2018 at 11:15 AM ^

Good for him! Although he has a tough job ahead of him. #320 kenpom team that won only a handful of games this year. If anyone can do it, it's a Beilein!

saveferris

March 26th, 2018 at 11:16 AM ^

Patrick Beilein to succeed his father, John Beilein, as the head coach at the University of Michigan.  Coach Beilein the senior retires after leading the Wolverines to 15 straight NCAA tournament appearances, 5 Final Fours, and 2 National Championships.....

The Krusty Kra…

March 26th, 2018 at 12:05 PM ^

Same path his pops took, Beilein went from Le Moyne to Canisius, another MAAC school before moving on to Richmond and so forth. If Patrick can find some success for Marist it should set him up well for a mid-major position.

BoCanHam15

March 26th, 2018 at 12:14 PM ^

Is an assistant there now. I’m not sure if he will still remain on staff but I’ll find out today! He was on the first team that Beilein took to the tournament.

Shop Smart Sho…

March 26th, 2018 at 12:53 PM ^

Brendan Quinn is reporting that this isn't happening. Said he "confirmed" that the rumor is untrue. Based on his recent run of articles, I'm guessing he asked John directly.

Real Tackles Wear 77

March 26th, 2018 at 1:11 PM ^

If he were hired at Marist...he would be replacing Mike Maker, who was the coach at Williams that decided NOT to take Duncan Robinson with him when he made the move. Interesting how these all come full circle...

JamieH

March 26th, 2018 at 5:03 PM ^

But given who his dad is combined with his success, I would think that Patrick Beilein would be able to get some nibbles from something higher profile than Marist. 

I mean look at how other sons have leveraged their famous coaching dad's profile to accelerate their careers.  I'm sure Beilein Sr. is against it, because that is who he is, but it is just the nature of the business.