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Posted on Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 2:39 p.m.

Michigan basketball staff moves into new Player Development Center

By Nick Baumgardner

The Crisler Estates are no more.

Michigan basketball coach John Beilein confirmed via Twitter on Monday that the Wolverine coaching staff has moved from its temporary parking lot offices and into the new $23.2 million Player Development Center.

"We just moved into the new Player Development Center," Beilein wrote. "Wow! Thx to all who have helped make this dream a reality."

The coaching staff from both the Michigan men's and women's basketball programs are in their new offices but the teams have not moved into the facility just yet, according to a Michigan spokesman. In time, though, it will house practice courts, training rooms and new team locker room areas, in addition to all coaching offices.

At the teams' media day earlier this month, Beilein said there had been a delay in laying down the practice floor at the PDC due to high humidity levels.

The facility isn't complete yet, but according to Michigan assistant coach Bacari Alexander's Twitter account, it could start paying dividends immediately.

"I can only imagine what recruits will say once we tour our improved facilities here at Michigan," he wrote. "We love autographs (during the college basketball signing periods) in November and April."

Nick Baumgardner covers Michigan basketball for He can be reached at 734-623-2514, by email at and followed on Twitter @nickbaumgardner.