Hands-on assistants a key to success for John Beilein, Michigan

Wednesday March 19th, 2014
One reason why Michigan coach John Beilein (left) has been so successful is his ability to defer to assistants like Bacari Alexander (right).
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In the meantime, nobody is too worried about the next step, because they are enjoying this one too much. Beilein is 61 and Meyer is 59, but they seem younger. Jordan and Alexander are in their 30s but seem older. Like this year's Michigan team, everybody on the staff just fits together. The best assistant coaches don't star in commercials. But they do cut down nets.

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