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Juwan Howard Hired as Michigan’s New Basketball Coach

A former member of the infamous and popular “Fab 5” recruiting class/teams will be returning home to coach the program. 

University of Michigan has reached a deal with Miami Heat assistant coach Juwan Howard to become their next head men’s basketball coach. 

Howard is replacing John Beilein, who left the team after 13 seasons for the NBA to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

Howard (second from left) with his then-Fab 5 teammates.

The former All-American center for the Wolverines is expected to be introduced as the team’s 17th head coach in history later this week. 

Howard’s contract is for five years, but the financial details for it have not been released to the public at this moment. 

With Howard accepting the Michigan Basketball head coaching offer, the school will be the only Division I program in the nation where both current football and basketball coaches are alumni (Jim Harbaugh is the current head coach for Michigan football). 

The information about the two coaches is confirmed in a tweet by Dan Wolken of USA Today Sports. 

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