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# Posted: 11 May 2007 06:17

Beilein's reputation gets warm reception
U-M looking for inventive offense
May 10, 2007



John Beilein has been Michigan's basketball coach for little more than a month.

But his reputation, primarily as an offensive innovator at West Virginia, has preceded him when it comes to recruiting.

"Anything, whether it's e-mail, whether it's text message, whether it's phone calls we're permitted to make, I am really enthusiastic about the way our style of play has been greeted," he said Wednesday during a conference call with reporters.

"There were a lot of people who were watching West Virginia and wondering what it would be like to play in that style. I knew that there were people following us and we had been out there for a few years, and the kids enjoy that idea."

The three-point shot is a significant piece of Beilein's offense. His Mountaineers were second in the nation this past season, hitting 10.3 three-pointers per game.

So last week's rules committee recommendation that the three-point line be moved back a foot from 19 feet, 9 inches for the 2008-09 season intrigued Beilein.

"I'm an if it's not broken, don't fix it type of guy," Beilein said. "But most of my contemporaries felt this was a good move, and it wasn't a battle that I needed to win. ... We can adapt -- there is no question about it."

Many of Beilein's drills already involve shooting from a variety of distances, so the likely change may not be a major disruption. He also insisted Wednesday that the perception that his team relies primarily on the three-pointer is overblown.

"Absolutely," he said. "We've had games where we didn't shoot that many threes and we drove the ball and back-doored and scored most of our baskets inside -- far more baskets inside the arc.

"We mix it up pretty much. We try and do what the best way to win would be."



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