Another head coaching candidate off the board for Michigan basketball

Michigan basketball seemed interested in Dusty May but the former Florida Atlantic head coach is headed to Louisville.
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The coaching carousel moves quickly in college basketball and it should start moving for the Michigan basketball program in the next few days.

That's because the first big domino appears to have fallen as Dusty May to Louisville is a "done deal", according to a new report.

Not long ago, May felt like the favorite for the Michigan basketball job. He was at least near the top of the list but he always had other suitors, namely Ohio State and Louisville among them.

Ohio State took itself out of the mix when it hired Jake Diebler. If it was down to Michigan basketball and Louisville, you can see why May chose Louisville. There is probably more NIL support, plus he likely wants to go back to Indiana where he went to college.

Michigan basketball's chances improved when Ohio State didn't hire May, but Louisville makes sense. For Michigan, the question is now where do the Wolverines turn?

It feels like things have been trending toward Darian DeVries. The Drake head coach has at least 20 wins in all six seasons as a head coach. The Bulldogs have won a conference title or made the NCAA tournament four times in six seasons.

DeVries comes from the Dana Altman coaching tree. He spent years as an assistant for Altman, and later Greg McDermott at Creighton before moving on. His son, Tucker DeVries is a junior and the two-time Missouri Valley Player of the Year. He could transfer and join the roster.

Even without Tucker, DeVries is a great choice. McDermott would be awesome too but he just signed an extension like Nate Oats. I also wouldn't rule out Niko Medved.


At this point, we don't know much but we know that Dusty May isn't coming to Ann Arbor.