Beilein: Early focus has been on defending and rebounding vs. anything else.
Beilein: because of size, watched NBA more than ever had before on how to use two-post system
"Summer practice was focused on developing offensive skills, fall focused on defense. Now we will try to put the whole package together."
Beilein: Loss to Ohio in NCAA Tournament isn't talked about much...more talk about Big Ten championship.
Beilein: NCAA tournament loss not discussed at all... talked about Big Ten championship instead
Beilein: Corey Person not playing because of foot stress injury... other players only have nagging injuries
Beilein: No captains named yet...watch for leaders and will be named in next three weeks.
Beilein says Michigan hasn't named captains yet, will watch over the next three weeks to figure that out.
Beilein: Going to watch first three weeks to see who leaders are to evaluate for captains
Corey Person has a stress situation with his foot -- that's Michigan's only preseason injury of note to this point.
Beilein:"We sell Michigan as a whole- we aren't just a football school, we are an athletic department that top to bottom is second to none"
Hardaway, Jr on pre-season expectations: "We just have to execute, play ball and have as much fun as possible"