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Reports say Michigan assistant LaVall Jordan has been hired as the new head coach at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Reports say Michigan assistant LaVall Jordan has been hired as the new head coach at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

John Beilein will need to replace at least one assistant coach this off-season as ESPN's Jeff Goodman reports LaVall Jordan has been hired as head coach at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Jordan is the first of two potential departures in the near future as fellow Michigan assistant Bacari Alexander appears to be a strong candidate to be named head coach at the University of Detroit.

Both pieces of news won't come as a shock to Beilein though, addressing questions on the matter Wednesday afternoon.

"There is some interests from some other Universities and I'm thrilled about it," Beilein said Wednesday. "I think this is long overdue, they are really ready to be coaches and the fact that we've been together for six years, continuity for six years, that doesn't happen very often. 

"They are really ready to be head coaches and they ask me for advice all the time, they ask a lot of people about some things and if they have the opportunity, I think it would be wonderful.

"Don't want to lose either one of them but if they have the opportunity I think it's great."

For Jordan, this move comes just a few years after being in the mix to replace Brad Stevens at Butler, his alma mater.

Jordan spent six seasons as an assistant for the Wolverines, focusing a great deal of his time on mentoring and developing the backcourt, including 2012-13 National Player of the Year Trey Burke.

Prior to his arrival at Michigan, Jordan spent three seasons as an assistant at Iowa and four seasons in various roles at Butler.


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