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Beilein gets $1.3M per season from Michigan

Updated: April 6, 2007, 9:09 PM ET
Associated Press

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan desperately wanted to hire John Beilein and was willing to make him the highest-paid basketball coach in school history.

Beilein clearly coveted the job because he's going to pay his previous employer to leave -- and he accepted an offer without visiting the Ann Arbor campus.

His contract with West Virginia had a $2.5 million buyout clause -- $500,000 for each year remaining on his deal -- and he said his lawyers are taking care of that.

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