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John Beilein sticks to his game plan: You can never be too prepared

Originally Published: March 5, 2013
By Tim Keown | ESPN The Magazine

MICHIGAN COACH John Beilein is sitting in a plush leather chair in his office, hunched over a wooden board that sits atop an expensive coffee table. Fashioned to replicate a basketball court, the board represents endless geometric options. Small wooden pieces, color-coded circles and squares, move below Beilein's fingertips across the miniature court like a street-corner shell game. Sturdy ball screens, crisp back cuts, shattered double-teams -- all of them precisely executed. ...

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