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Detroit Pistons hire ex-University of Michigan head coach John Beilein as adviser

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach John Beilein watches from the sideline during the first half in Detroit on Jan. 27, 2020. The Detroit Pistons hired Beilein as a senior adviser for player development on Wednesday, saying the hope is that the former NBA and Michigan coach can help the young team "maximize its potential." (AP file photo)

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons hired John Beilein as a senior adviser for player development Wednesday, saying the hope is that the former NBA and Michigan coach can help the young team “maximize its potential.”

Owner Tom Gores credited coach Dwane Casey for the decision to add the 68-year-old Beilein.

Beilein spent 12 seasons at Michigan, piling up a 278-150 record as the Wolverines made nine trips to the NCAA Tournament, including five trips to the Sweet 16 and national championship game appearances in 2013 and 2018. He left to become head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers for part of the 2019-20 season.