Juwan Howard offered MI basketball head coaching job


He left after his junior season and was the fifth overall pick in the 1994 National Basketball Association draft, embarking on a 19-year National Basketball Association career.

MI is on the verge of hiring "Fab Five" member Juwan Howard to replace John Beilein as the head basketball coach.

U of M officials have been looking for a new men's basketball coach since the sudden departure of John Beilein to the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers.

Howard has been an assistant coach for the Miami Heat since 2013. He was a candidate for head coaching openings with the Timberwolves, Lakers, and Cavaliers this offseason.

Howard met with MI officials earlier this week, sources said, and became the front-runner once Providence's Ed Cooley withdrew from consideration and announced he was returning to the Friars.

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Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said he is losing more than an assistant coach with Juwan Howard's hiring as coach at the University of MI.

Howard says he's excited about returning to Ann Arbor.

"Juwan is an absolute star as a person, player and coach", Spoelstra said, via the Miami Herald.

He has never been a head coach at any level, aside from coaching the Heat's summer league team in 2016. "He is going back to a school and a conference in which he is revered. He will forever be a champion and part of the Heat family and I am excited to see him take the next step". "I feel he is more than ready". While we are losing a valuable member of our staff and a great friend, I am happy for him and his family. The two-time National Basketball Association champion with the Heat and one-time All-Star averaged 13.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists during his career that ended after the 2012-13 season. He averaged 15.3 points and 7.5 rebounds per game with a reputation for great defensive play. He averaged 15.3 points and 7.5 rebounds for his career, helping MI reach consecutive Final Fours in 1992 and 1993.