Juwan Howard isn’t ready to leave his alma mater, even if it means passing up a head-coaching job in the NBA. The long-time assistant coach for the Miami Heat will return for his third season at the University of Michigan, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojanoraowski.
Howard, a member of Michigan’s famed “Fab Five,” guided the Wolverines to a Big 10 championship in 2021 as they advanced all the way to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. He took the job in 2019 after serving under Erik Spoelstra on the Miami bench for six seasons (2013-19).
Howard also spent three years in South Beach as a player where he won back-to-back championships for the Heat in 2012 and 2013. He was a fan favorite, as well as a mentor to LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.