Sources — Florida Atlantic's Dusty May will coach Michigan

Florida Atlantic's Dusty May has signed to become the next men's basketball coach at Michigan, sources told ESPN.

Andy Miller, May's representative for Clutch Sports, was finalizing details of a long-term deal with University of Michigan officials as of Saturday evening, sources said.

May, 47, left Florida Atlantic after an improbable 2023 Final Four run and 2024 NCAA Tournament appearance, winning 60 games over the past two seasons — something only UConn and Houston have done.

FAU lost in overtime to Northwestern on Friday in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, and sources said Michigan officials moved quickly to secure May as the school's next coach.

Several high-profile programs, including the ACC's Louisville and the SEC's Vanderbilt, continued to be coaching candidates in May. May was ultimately blown away by Michigan's alumni network and its intense loyalty to the university and athletics, which he hopes will help him overcome the inherent transactional nature of the modern NIL/transfer portal era in recruiting and retaining players.

May replaced Juwan Howard, who was fired after five seasons, and finished last in the Big 10 after the 1966-67 season.

May's professional climbing was a study in perseverance and patience. He landed the downtrodden FAU program six years ago for his first head coaching job and went 126-69 without a losing season.

According to ESPN Stats and Information Research, Florida Atlantic's .822 winning percentage is the fifth best in Division I over the past two years.

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FAU's top 25 rankings over the past two seasons are the only ones in school history. The Owls reached the Final Four as the No. 9 seed in 2023, becoming the ninth team to reach the Final Four since seeding began in 1979, according to ESPN Stats and Information data.

May is an Indiana University graduate who has had assistant-coaching stops at his alma mater as well as USC, Eastern Michigan, Murray State, UAB, Louisiana Tech and Florida.

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