Beilein is the grandfather of Le Moyne College men's basketball head coach Patrick Beilein.
League sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that Beilein interviewed with the Pistons on Thursday and had emerged as a top candidate for the position but pulled out after discussions about the job with both management and ownership.
John Beilein plans to continue coaching at MI despite rumors that he interviewed for the Pistons head coach position. He has led the Wolverines to two Final Fours, losing in the national title game this year and in 2013.
The Michigan Man was named as CBSSports.com's Coach of the Year after a tremendous 33-8 campaign, including a Big Ten Conference Tournament win.
Beilein has worked continuously as a college head coach since 1978, with stops at a variety of schools before landing at MI in 2007. "We made it a priority to sit down shortly after our tremendous run in the Final Four to discuss and solidify his future at MI". Michigan's made seven of the past eight NCAA Tournaments and made it to at least the Elite Eight in three of those years.
Imagine former "Bad Boys" Pistons' teammates Thomas as Detroit's president of basketball operations and Laimbeer as the team's coach.
Beilein and MI are finalizing a contract extension, according to Brendan Quinn of The Athletic.