Ann Arbor, MI. Michigan’s basketball program, already in the midst of three transfers this offseason, will be without a trusted assistant on the bench next season as multiple reports have confirmed that LaVall Jordan has accepted the head coaching position at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Milwaukee has hired Michigan LaVall Jordan, sources told ESPN.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 7, 2016
Jordan was hired by head coach John Beilein in 2010, and since that point the Wolverines’ basketball coaching staff has remained constant, with Bacari Alexander and Jeff Meyer rounding out the staff.
Jordan was also the Wolverines’ highest paid assistant and was well regarded for his work with Michigan’s guards during his tenure. However, for the first time in six seasons, Beilein will have to hire a new assistant coach.
While Michigans staff has had remarkable continuity, the move is not a surprise. Head Coach John Beilein acknowledged in his press conference yesterday that there was considerable interest in his assistants for head coaching vacancies.
The move also occurs at a time when Bacari Alexander is getting serious consideration for the head coaching vacancy at his alma mater, the University of Detroit Mercy, which would be yet another shake-up to a staff that has been constant the last six years.