John Beilein’s decision to hire a coach he didn’t know, and how it has impacted Michigan’s defense on their run to the Final Four.

“I don’t care what you know if you can’t teach it,” Beilein told Yaklich. “I want to hear your voice. I want to know who you are as a teacher.”

“We had gotten to the NCAA Tournament, but our defense was not terrific,” Beilein said. “We made it by outshooting people. That’s when I said, ‘You know what, I know what I know, and I know what I don’t know. I want to hire somebody that thinks differently than me and prioritizes defense.’”

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