John Beilein is now considered one of the favorites to become the next head coach at West Virginia University and reportedly he is interested if the job is offered.
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Wren Baker is slowly narrowing down his search and beginning to have serious conversations with potential candidates to replace Bob Huggins as the next head coach of the West Virginia Mountaineers.
After Andy Kennedy posted on social media to “not believe the rumors” about him leaving UAB to take the job at West Virginia, one name that has popped up in the search if former West Virginia head coach John Beilein.
Beilein, 70, currently serves as the Senior Player Development Advisor for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association, but according to sources, he would be interested in the position if it were to be offered to him.
Beilein is considered one of the most brilliant, innovative minds in the history of college basketball and would be the absolutely perfect coach to fill the vacancy for a year or two for the Mountaineers. When Beilein is ready to retire at the appropriate time, West Virginia could then do a coaching search when better options are available.
In addition, it’s believed that Beilein would be capable of keeping most (if not all) of the current roster together with his history of success at the school.
At this point, if John Beilein is interested, West Virginia would be crazy not to hire him on a 1-2 year contract. We’re talking about one of the finest coaches on the planet. Absolute no-brainer. #WVU @JohnBeilein pic.twitter.com/2VaBTCB7ri
— The Voice of Morgantown (@voicemorgantown) June 22, 2023
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