Michigan Basketball: John Beilein Undergoes Heart Surgery

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Michigan basketball coach John Beilein is currently recovering after undergoing double bypass heart surgery on Monday. The Wolverine bench boss will be hospitalized for a few days following the procedure, but he is expected to be back with the team for the start of preseason practice next month.

“I feel grateful and blessed that this surgery was performed at the University of Michigan,” Beilein said in a statement.

“Kathleen, and our family appreciate all of the world-class care that was provided for us. Dr. Kim Eagle, Dr. Francis Pagani, Dr. Stanley Chetcuti and all of their staffs at the Frankel Cardiovascular Center are so talented and performed like champions over this past week. I am going to work very hard in my rehabilitation to be stronger than ever by the time practice begins for this upcoming season.”

While he recovers, Beilein will miss Michigan’s overseas trip to Spain from Aug. 17-26. With Beilein away, assistant coach Saddi Washington will serve as the interim coach.

Once Beilein returns, he will be looking to lead the Wolverines to another impressive campaign.

Last season, Beilein and Michigan worked their way to a 33-8 record before ultimately falling short in the national championship game to Villanova.