After the sudden departure of head coach John Beilein, Michigan basketball finds itself out there for a brand new chief for the primary time in 12 seasons. Beilein lately accepted an offer from the Cleveland Cavaliers to be their subsequent head coach, and since then, the Wolverines have been steadily placing collectively a listing of people that can proceed to construct off the immense success Beilein had throughout his time in Ann Arbor. Present Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder coach Billy Donovan is reportedly atop that listing, per Forbes, together with Butler coach LaVall Jordan.
Jalen Rose, a Michigan alum and member of its well-known Fab 5 squad, thinks the college ought to look to certainly one of his former teammates for its subsequent head coach.
“There’s a guy named Juwan Howard that’s from Chicago, which means he’s going to be able to recruit that market,” Rose stated throughout an look on ESPN’s Get Up! on Friday. “That, not only was he an All-American in high school, but came to the University of Michigan, was a member of the Fab Five, and he was the first person to sign their Letter of Intent. And he also helped recruit each one of us. And for those that don’t know, he was always the adult in the room amongst us.”
Howard has been an assistant with the Miami Warmth since 2013, and has labored with guys like LeBron James and Dwyane Wade throughout his time in South Seashore. Rose stated that the hiring of Howard would additionally go a good distance towards defrosting the icy relationship Michigan has had with the Fab 5 since they shaped as freshman through the 1991-1992 faculty basketball season.
“This is an amazing opportunity for them to get a young, terrific head coaching candidate that just so happens to be a former member of the Fab Five,” Rose stated. “It would mean that the hatchet is officially buried.”
Howard has been interviewing for a handful of NBA head teaching jobs, a few of which have already been stuffed. He was a candidate for the Lakers job earlier than the staff settled on Frank Vogel, and was additionally interviewed by the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier than they plucked Beilein away from Michigan.