Would they also have won all the games they won early in the season, including giving Gonzaga it's only loss so far? Would a Beilein team have weathered the Livers injury or would they have developed Davis? Would Beilein be absolutely killing it in recruiting? I personally think Michigan lucked out, since Beilein was out of gas. The nature of his departure put him in no position to pick his successor, although he did endorse the Juwan hire. We could have had another Lloyd situation, but thankfully we do not.
The team over Beilein's last five seasons in Ann Arbor played with greater defensive intensity overall than what I've seen this season. Way too early to judge Howard's player development skills.
Was Beilein out of gas when he made the decision to coach in the pros? I'm not so sure I buy that, even though it is mentioned in Tony Paul's article. The NBA isn't generally a hospitable place for someone who is "out of gas." Irrespective of the "out of gas" angle, his recent health issues do raise some questions.
Among the available options, I will say Juwan Howard would've been the guy I would've chosen.
Caroline Beasley is ruining WRIF. What a bitch!!!