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    ESPN.com: Who will be the top candidates in Michigan coaching search?

    The college basketball world was stunned on Monday morning when ESPN broke the news that the Cleveland Cavaliers had hired Michigan's John Beilein as their next head coach.

    Beilein had flirted with NBA jobs in the past, most notably the Detroit Pistons job last summer, but this came out of nowhere. There were some whispers about his candidacy in the last couple of days, but nothing that made it seem like he was on the verge of taking the position.

    Athletic director Warde Manuel is now placed in a difficult spot.