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Don't believe Beilein buzz

Updated: May 4, 2006, 7:21 PM ET
Let's separate fact from fiction with West Virginia's John Beilein. Simply put, his contract made it impossible for him to leave for openings at Indiana, Missouri, Oklahoma or NC State.

It's still unclear whether Beilein would have considered leaving his new-found love of Morgantown, but he understood his contract prevented him from even considering such a move.

Beilein was approached prior to the West Virginia's Elite Eight run in 2005 about a contract extension, one that protected him until 2012. The Mountaineers barely made the NCAA Tournament, needing a run to the Big East tournament title game to earn the bid, so when the school approached him with the deal, Beilein was ready to sign.

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